Some items are timeless. Some are worth the investment. But you still don’t need to break the bank to get one versatile piece. Major chains like HM have affordable, well designed staples like the rockstar pencil skirt. Life isn’t right until you have a black pencil skirt. You can take it from day to night, work, weekend and play. A mini is sexy; a midi is more conservative, but a just the right length pencil skirt is timeless and will help you create outfit after outfit. Don’t believe me? Keep scrolling.
1. Casual Cool
A black pencil skirt doesn’t have to be super serious. Add some fun by grabbing a graphic tee, cool cardigan and comfy shoes. You can look effortlessly stylish while walking around on a chill Saturday afternoon. You slept in right? Casual doesn’t have to mean sloppy. Give your staple leggings a rest and show off those legs. Give your feet a rest with some classic kicks.
2. Pretty Polished
Need to be at a fancier event on a Saturday morning? Whip out your pencil skirt and add a polished, pretty top, structured bag and prim heels or stylish flats. You’ll look polished, sophisticated and ready for your close up. Finish off the look with delicate or classic necklace and subtle makeup. You don’t want to commit a makeup sin and overdo it, now do you?
3. Girl Next Door Glam
Want to go upscale causal without jeans? Your skirt is still working overtime. Pair up up your pencil skirt with a colorful tee and pull it together with accessories. Try a belt, bag or my favorite, a chunky necklace. If necklaces aren’t your thing go for interesting earrings to punch up your look.
4. Creative Corporate
Sometimes, even a diva has to go to work. All play and no money makes you a sad girl. If you’re at an ultra conservative office you’d best pair your skirt with a neutral blazer but that’s probably your current uniform. If you have a little more leeway go for color, creativity and interest. Scout out a bright blazer to play against traditional black. Throw on your office appropo heels kitten or higher and stroll into work like a boss. Don’t actually start giving orders unless you really are the boss. The blazer won’t convince anyone that you’re in charge.
You gotta go out with the girls amiright? Especially if you hit a happy hour, switch your look from corporate to sexy ASAP. Go for something in a rich fabric and a neutral color and pair it with killer heels. You’re sitting down at that lounge most of the time. Sip a martini (haf off let’s hope) in style.
Certain staples can really expand our closets. If you already have your pencil skirt try to style it in a new way. If yours is hanging on by a thread snatch up a new one. If you don’t have one who are you and what have you been up to? After landing a neutral skirt branch out and pick up a colorful version that you can still rock with versatility. Jewel tones like red and green go with a variety of looks or keep it in the neutral fam with camel and gray version. Happy skirt styling!