How To Wear Pencil Skirts

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Fiona McLean

Pencil SkirtsJump the style queue and start working one of autumn’s biggest trends right this minute! The pencil skirt is back and its tailored fitted shape is an easy route to a sophisticated glam look for the office or evening. A little practice with what suits you and how to style it will pay off come September with an enviable sleek, suave silhouette. To keep the look contemporary try teaming with a white luxe tee (‘couture’ tees are what the fashion elite are now calling theses!) a simple vest top or light knit jumper. The shirt or pussy bow blouse will take the look into Mad Men territory, but maybe that’s what you’re after. Always always tuck in – the strength of the skirt is the emphasis on your hips and waist, so you want to make sure the break from skirt to top is smooth and flawless. A skinny belt is good here too. Split pencils skirts (the split is gaining momentum and fashion forwards are already breezily working it) are great for showing off a bit of leg, bare or opaque tighted, while paneled skirts are great for slimming the figure and work well on a petite frame. Kick-hem skirts are great for a bit of flirty fun (but keep it simple with top and accessories to avoid looking over-done) and the tube pencil skirt harks back to cool 80s girls wearing slouchy jersey skirts. Lengths vary and it’s really up to you to make the judgement call on flats or heelsflat ballets or sandals with a pencil is a fabulously relaxed chic look, whereas with heels you upping the glam stakes in a big way.

Day Inspired Outfit

Pencil Skirt Day Inspired Outfit

Shop the Look: ASOS Rose Locket Long Pendant£6.50, , Topshop Knitted Green Stripe Squirrel Motif Jumper £42, Dorothy Perkins Caramel belted pencil skirt £28,  Jerome Dreyfuss Momo Small brushed-leather shoulder bag £325, Faith Off white Simo brogue ankle boots £60

Work Inspired Outfit

Pencil Skirt Work INspired Look

Shop the Look:Laura Ashley Sand Linen Mix Pleat Front Culottes £160, Ted Baker Saidaa Almond Toe Court Shoes £110, ASOS Marbled Spike Drop Earrings £25, Miss Selfridge Cream Spot Drop Back Shirt £36, Coach Classics Small leather shoulder bag £275

Evening Inspired Outfit

Pencil Skirt Eveining Inspired Outfit

Shop the Look: Dorothy Perkins Purple seam detail skirt £32, All Saints Pious Vest £20, Ted Baker Patent Skinny Bow Belt £45, DVF Black Zia Suede Platform Shoe £280,  Anya Hindmarch Valorie Gold Glitter Clutch £255

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