When it comes to work outfit basics, black pencil skirt is number one on the list.
Pencil skirt, a slim-fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut, was first introduced by French designer, Christian Dior, in the late 1940s and was quickly embraced by women because of its new fashion and modern appeal.
Black pencil skirt became very popular especially for office wear. Early women loved the skirt because not only was it a classic modern, it was also the answer to the austere economic climate, when fabrics were expensive.
Fabrics are now more affordable and yet we´re still loving the skirt. Why? Because there´s nothing more powerful than a professional looking pencil skirt.
But fashion is so ever-evolving that pencil skirt is now produced in many variations and it´s no longer limited only for work. You can wear it to a party or to a more casual-relaxed environment.
Here are three ways to style your pencil skirt …
Black Pencil Skirt: Looking Sophisticated
If you want to look both sophisticated and professional, a long black pencil skirt which hits just below the knee paired with a short-sleeved top, tucked in, and black pumps, is your perfect option.
Add a hint of bright color through your bag such as a bright green satchel. What´s great about this look is its being versatile – from your desk to date.
But remember, this look is only for you if you’re not petite. Otherwise, if you´re petite, a black pencil skirt which hits exactly on the knee or a little above the knee suits you best.
Black Pencil Skirt. The Power Look
Want your male counterparts to take you very seriously? Then you´d like to look powerful. But a typical black pencil skirt and black suit is so overdone that it´s easy to look, well, boring.
How about a black leather pencil skirt? There´s a debate at one fashion blog about whether leather skirt could be worn to work or not, see the discusion, Leather and the Office.
But opinions vary, of course, not to mention that it also depends on (how strict) your work environment is. In order to avoid looking like a teeny street fashionista, dress up the skirt with only black and white – black tights, black pointed closed heels, white top and black blazer (which hits around the hips for some toning down). For a more modern take, opt for a blazer with folded sleeves.
Black Pencil Skirt: Going Fashionable
Looking for a fashionable look? You have black sequined pencil skirt at your disposal. Well, it´s even greater if you find one in good quality and in more affordable price. Wear your skirt with a printed top like a houndstooth, shirt or sleeveless top, tucked in.
You´d like to maintain the vibe down to your feet so choose a sexy, open-toe or with back straps, black pumps. This idea also works even to a plain, non-sequined, black pencil skirt.
So now your turn … how do you wear black pencil skirt?