The pencil skirt is one of the most essential pieces in every woman’s wardrobe. As far as we can think back, we can very well remember our grandmas and moms wearing this great piece of clothing. The pencil skirt is a staple well known for being able to do the magic and accentuate women’s curves and the waist. Sadly, somewhere along the way, it gained a reputation for being obsolete and generally relegated to office wear. However, this key piece from the fifties has dominated the fashion shows announcing the major trends for the SS 2018. The pencil skirt is celebrating its big comeback and stylish women are reinventing cool new ways to wear this feminine garment and we decided to share our favorite “3 ways to wear”. Enjoy!
Fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu. —Kenzo Takada
At the latest by the end of the year, fashion magazines are covering and often speculating about the new fashion year and the trends everyone is supposed to go crazy about. During our research, it was more than clear that one of our all-time-favorites is just about to celebrate its revival. Our excitement about the pencil skirt is huge and we can’t wait to style this amazingly feminine piece in countless ways. For this article, we have picked our 3 current favorite combos and would love to hear your opinion on them. Leave us a comment bellow and let us know how you like them.
LOOK NUMBER 1: Pencil-Skirt combined with purple sock-boots and a white oversized button-down
One of the most ladylike ways to wear the pencil skirt is to pair it with a feminine blouse. While many women associate pencil skirts with office wear, I wanted to dress down this outfit and get a more effortlessly chic look. I paired an oversize button-blouse and a pencil skirt with a long web-belt and a pair of statement purple sock-boots for a funkier look. Sock-boots are key players in this look and make it much more interesting.
When it comes to the color, purple is THE color of the season. I never thought I would wear purple, because I don’t like the color at all, but as soon, as I saw these dazzling boots, I had to have them. Aren’t they just magnificent?
How do you like our first look?
PENCIL-SKIRT: ZARA // OVERSIZED BUTTON-DOWN: H&M // SOCK-BOOTS: MANGO // LONG BELT: BERNHART FASHION // BAG: H&M
LOOK NUMBER 2: Pencil-Skirt paired with high-rise Acne Studios Sneakers and a cropped yellow hoodie
Compared to the previous look, which is definitely a figure-flattering and more elegant option, this combination is more casual and belongs to one of those simple “everyday looks”. You already know how crazy I am about sneakers and every time I decide to buy new shoes, my shopping experience ends with a new pair of sneakers in my shoe cabinet.
This is exactly the way this new white pair from Acne Studios ended up being mine a few weeks ago. It was a good bargain, because Sara found it completely new in a second-hand shop in Vienna. And, what a coincidence they had them in my size. I don’t have to mention I’ve been wearing them nearly every day ever since. I quite like the way they downplay the elegance of my checked pencil-skirt and make the look a bit cozier. To add a bit more attitude to the whole look and make a statement, I paired the pencil-skirt with a cropped hoodie in bright yellow. Yay or nay: what do you think?
PENCIL-SKIRT: H&M // HOODIE: BIK BOK // SNEAKERS: ACNE STUDIOS // BAG*: AIGNER MUNICH
LOOK NUMBER 3: Pencil-Skirt with ruffles and a red hoodie
Our third look is more or less the combination of the first two ones. I paired my gray ruffle pencil-skirt with a slightly oversized red hoodie and matching red sock-boots. The waist belt accentuates the waist and is such an eyecatcher?
PENCIL-SKIRT: ZARA // HOODIE: H&M // SOCK BOOTS: ZARA // BELT*: AIGNER MUNICH // BAG*: AIGNER MUNICH
What do you think about the comeback of the pencil-skirt? How would you combine it?