Happy Thursday! I wear my black pencil skirts a lot during the colder months. Therefore, it was equally important that I have a pencil skirt for summer months as well. I adore that pencil skirts are very versatile.
The color options are endless! I would suggest going with a neutral color especially if you are trying to maximize your wardrobe pieces. When you have neutral colors you can create so many different looks and not even look like you are wearing the same skirt. A white skirt really brightens and freshens up a summer wardrobe. A multi color pencil skirt works well also but the pairing options are a little more limited.
THE STYLE & FIT
A high waisted skirt is a great option even if you are short. However, be careful not to purchase ones too high because they will make you look even shorter. The high waisted look is not for everyone but if you are small in the waist with larger hips it seems to flatter well. A lot of pencil skirts come with a split which may not be office appropriate. Therefore the regular style is a great option for work or play. Basically, it is just a matter of personal preference, environment and body type.
The fit is so important to achieving the right look. Sometimes it is not until you get an item home and try it on with different tops that you realize the fit is not working. I almost always factor in alterations costs into my wardrobe items. A little alteration will work wonders and achieve that smooth fit that a pencil skirt is famous for. It can also give a not so expensive garment a more luxe and high end look just by having it fit properly to the body.
The quality of a pencil skirt is important if you desire for that item to last longer and in some cases fit properly. When you pay more for the item it can be a pain but it is worth it if the item last longer which saves money and time. There are so many sales throughout the year so getting a good quality item does not have to cost a lot money. ...just preparation and patience!
Once you have achieved the right color, style, quality and fit a pencil skirt becomes a staple in your wardrobe that is timeless, classy and classic.
Antonio Melani pencil skirt....sold here
Jessica Simpson ankle strap bow sandals...similar sold here