The Pencil Skirt :
A skirt that makes me look taller and slimmer? Sign me up!
The pencil skirt is a fitted skirt with a hemline at or just above the knees which makes it very sophisticated, chic and timeless. Wear with heels, heeled boots, booties, or strappy sandals for a polished look; or, choose flats or oxfords for a chic preppy look. I would stay clear of wedges, athletic shoes and military boots with this cut.
A bold statement skirt would be one in cherry red, or the trendy ox-blood red. Wear with denim, light sweaters, sequins, tanks, blazers, lace, cropped tops, or peplum tops and you'll be right on point.
This set shows the versatility of the pencil skirt and how it can be transitioned from work to dinner with a few changes. Kept the earrings long and delicate for the evening , paired with strappy heels and it completes the ladylike chic ensemble.
An affordable lace pencil skirt for $30 is available here: Forever 21.
Darker colours and micro prints are instantly slimming, both features in one skirt available here (Mango)
A red pencil skirt from Zara showing another fall trend the 'fluted hem'. Buy it here ($90)
A leopard pencil skirt can be worn with a leather top, ankle boots and trendy stud accessories for a rock-glam look. Buy one for $60 (here)
I have a few pencil skirts in my closet so luckily I won't have to buy any new ones. This is a timeless trend because it is so flattering, it is worth the investment if you don't own any pieces.
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