This year I`m obsessed with midi pencil skirts.
There´s nothing new about midi skirts, they´ve been around for a long while just like most of the style trends we see that are coming back. But midis are new for me.
I used to collect all sorts of mini and above the knee skirts. I took pride of my nice pair of legs and I was very confident and comfortable flaunting them. That´s the reason why five weeks after giving birth to my son I was back to my daily one-hour walk to the nearby forest park, braving (albeit slowly) the steep hills back and forth, all in the name of getting back to my pre-pregnancy weight so I could fit in my favorite skirts again.
But this 2018, months before my son would turn two, I noticed a big shift in my personal style. I`m now leaning towards more classy and more sophisticated styles and silhouettes. And midi pencil skirts are classy and sophisticated.
But there´s a caveat. If you´re a petite like I am, midi skirts are not flattering unless you wear it with a low-vamp, pointed-toe stiletto pump.
Thankfully, stiletto pumps are my go-to shoes so there´s not much necessary changes for my footwear.
In this post, I`m featuring four powerful ways to wear a midi pencil skirt – from sophistication to boldness and trendiness.
1. Awe in Red
I`m currently digging midi skirts, but I`m yet to own one with front slit. And while I love rocking a power red top or a sweater or a bag, I am yet to brave a head to toe red combo. This must be the new definition of “power mom” to me. Hah!
2. Toned in Wild
This look is already dated but I`m featuring it here because animal print is on the spotlight right now. I`m a huge lover of this bold print and I`m happy to go through my closet and look trendy yet again. (Not that being seen as trendy is my style goal, but it´s nice to look current once in a while by just shopping my own closet.)
Teaming a leopard print or a tiger print with black and is tried and true approach to rocking an animal print. it´s either a wild print on top with black skirt and nude pumps, and exactly how Victorial Beckham wore it.
Either way, I like adding a pop of color to my muted wild print combo through a bright bag or a colorful scarf.
3. Cozy and Feminine
This look is not for me but if you´re into pastel colors or modest outfits, this is a fabulous inspiration.
I love the midi pencil skirt so much though. I would wear a cropped knit sweat with balloon sleeves with it instead.
4. She´s Got the Guts
This look is really edgy. The combination of graphics, colors and pattern is eye-catching. But for me, it´s the pair of bright pink platforms that pulled the outfit together. I love the attitude being embodied in this look, and the kind of pout the wear pulls off to match her outfit.
Although I love the guts this outfit requires, I will swap the sweater with a owl print. I love owls.
Midi pencil skirts are not the most comfortable to wear but the restriction can be easilly remedied by opting for a back slit, or even a front or slide slits. So go ahead and play dress up with a midi pencil skirt.