Take Notes: Pencil Skirts are Back
As you gather your Fall basics, please do not forget a sharpened pencil skirt. But the new iterations of the pencil have evolved just as you have. Devoid of bulk, bore or banality, and these 10 skirts top the trend. Which one’s for you? Read on!
Every gal needs a trusty ‘ol LBP: Little Black Pencil [skirt.] This goes with literally anything, trust me. You can go from a business beauty to a pretty party girl like that! I’m diggin’ this one from Vince ($195).
If you wanna spice up your style, leopard prints are always the way to go. Perfect for fall, this Zara pencil skirt ($46) goes lovely with a loose white tee or clean-cut blouse. Some hot pumps put the finishing touch on this classic and sophisticated look.
Neon is one of my personal faves because not only because it is super fun, but it adds a little umph to any outfit. If you’re willing to be a bit of a risk-taker, try this tweed frock from St.John ($395) with the same suggestions as our leopard-print pick, or maybe with a dark-wash chambray shirt? Statement necklaces would also add a bit of extra pop on the top!
Thanks to Mr. McQueen, mirrored prints are now a fashion staple. Also fill your floral fix with this pencil skirt by Topshop for Nordstrom ($56). Wear this with your favorite blouse or a splash of neon, and some platforms. There’s no doubt all eyes will be on you.
Speaking of style essentials, lace is definitely up there. And who doesn’t love a gorgeous oxblood for fall? This amazing Elizabeth & James pencil skirt ($365) can be paired with everything from a leather bomber to a silk tank. Add a shiny black clutch and you’re on your way!
We love our classic pencil skirts, but we admit, they can get boring. Twist it up a bit with this Gucci pick ($950) that features a double flounce affect to highlight your hips and booty. There’s also a tiny slit in the back to add some extra sexiness. This could very well be a sophisticated lady’s night-out skirt, or you could rock it to any upcoming formal events. This + lace = tres chic!
We love lace, don’t get us wrong, but sometimes our inner bad-girl just craves a bit of leather. This Oscar de la Renta beauty ($2,190) is classy, but also perfect for hitting the town. Pair this with a plain white button-down, bright lips, and a funky necklace for full effect! But if you’re feeling extra sassy, throw over a leather jacket.
If there’s one designer I love, it’s Helmut Lang, obvi! I live for his gorgeous ruched skirts, so when I found this pencil, I thought — perfection! You can wear this piece ($140) with a tank or tee, and the comfy fabric makes it great for those days where you wanna be a little casual, but still look stylin’!
If you wanna try jackin’ Posh Spice’s style, try this gray slit pencil skirt from New Look ($27). Try it Vicky’s way with a silk blouzer (blouse + blazer), some nude pumps, and a matching clutch. To. Die. For.
Embellishments are the perfect eye-popper that always seem to look elegant. This embellished pencil skirt from J. Crew ($695) certainly does them justice. Wear this J. Crew-style with a boatneck top or striped tee, and rock it like a Cape Cod queen.
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