Have you considered wearing lace pencil skirts to work? Most probably you´re worried that the too-feminine nature of lace will backfire to your work image. I get it, you need to look professional and powerful, not a damsel in distress in some whimsy garb.
But no, you don´t have to worry about looking too feminine to the office. These three style strategies in wearing lace pencil skirts will help you create an outfit that, though it features some lace on the skirt, is professional and elegant for work.
1. Keep It Classic
Classic is the safest way to go. That means simple colors, clean and structured. Choose a black lace pencil skirt with black lining so that you will notice the lace only around the hem. Team it up with a simple yet stylish white top featuring full long sleeves with lace trimming. If you want the top to pop, wear it as is. But if you want to elevate it to a killer look, add a tailored black jacket.
Remember to keep your accessories powerful. That is, some clean pointed-toe pumps and a structured satchel.
2. When you go for print, keep it tonal
It´s okay to go playful with printed lace pencil skirts, but you have to create tonal combinations with them. A good example is this Connelly Printed Skirt featuring a set of stunning muted tones.
Take note that the tones are muted, nothing too bold or too loud. Wear the lace skirt with a simple white top layered on top with a black (dark brown or navy blue will work too!) tailored jacket. Then polish the look with nude pumps and a black satchel bag.
3. Keep it clean + modern
Another strategy you can do is complementing your feminine lace pencil skirt with modern separates and jackets. A clean black jacket will offer a good contrast to your black pencil skirt while the light blue lining of the skirt that matches your light blue sleeveless top will give a nice hint of color. Polish up the look with modern accessories.
The best thing about lace pencil skirts is their desk-to-date flexibility. You can toughen them up for work and then girly them down for a date after five.