Pencil skirts have a reputation for being the prudish alternative to the mini. It is the wardrobe mainstay of librarians/secretaries but when worn correctly, it can instantly be transformed into a chic and versatile item that can even act as the statement piece to the entire look.
The pencil skirt is both practical and subtly edgy. Its two-faced nature makes it an essential piece that, with a little mindful styling, can easily take you from day to night. What I really love most about them is that they're so flexible. With the right accessories and coordination, you can easily transform it from a typical librarian look into something more feminine and sleek.
This trendy garment provides a solid foundation for autumn/winter wardrobes because it allows us to exude sexiness in a subtle way, and it flatters all figures. Here I paired my plain white skirt with this colorful patterned top to give it a more modern retro vibe.
To avoid looking too prim, leave the flats at home and pair them with heels instead so that it will elongate the legs and create a slimmer silhouette. If you need to hide a belly, invest in a good pair of control pants or try a loose-fitted top with embellishments to draw attention away from the problem area. The options are endless!
Top :: H&M
Bottom :: Express
Shoes :: Aldo
Belt :: Came from Guess dress
Clutch :: eBay