In August, I wrote about my top 10 wardrobe staples every woman needs in her closet. And every month I am highlighting one of those staples, and telling you WHY you need it. This month’s staple is a pencil skirt.
A pencil skirt may seem like one of those necessary evils – super boring but the kind of thing you have to have if you have some sort of job interview or work function. But that doesn’t have to be the case at all! Pencil skirts don’t have to be boring. I repeat – Pencil skirt don’t have to be boring!
You have to take into consideration two things- the actual pencil skirt and the way you style it. There are a lot of really cute pencil skirts in bright colors and patterns that are so NOT boring. I got one last year that is bright red and has a scalloped hem that I absolutely love. Nothing boring about that.
Of course for our purposes, a black, navy or grey pencil skirt really fits the bill when it comes to talking about closet staples. So that is what I am focusing on today. (I did, however, give some alternative options below)
The skirt I chose is the No. 2 pencil skirt from J. Crew. It is a classic cut that will work for years and years, and it isn’t insanely expensive at $79.99 (remember we are investing in wardrobe staples). It comes in black, navy, pewter and pink. I went with navy for something just a tiny bit different.
A pencil skirt is a natural pick for the office. You can do it with a blazer (matching or not), a cardigan, a blouse, a nice top. The options are endless.
Pairing a pencil skirt with a cute top and fun shoes is a great way to transition it for a date night, a party, or after work drinks.
You may not think pencil skirt for the weekend, but when paired with a a tee, denim jacket and sneakers, it is a great way to go.
And in case you are looking for something beyond the basic black, navy or gray for a pencil skirt:
So what is your favorite way to style pencil skirt?