I added a new pencil skirt to the shop today so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share with you all how I like to wear my many (too many?) pencil skirts.
Many of the skirts shown here are available in my Etsy Store.
As a work at home mom, pencils skirts probably seem totally impractical. I mean a fitted skirt? For grocery shopping? For sitting through violin practice?
Because guess what, I really hate pants. They.are.the.worst. Pants and shorts have never fit me properly, and they’re not about to. Skirts though, skirts always fit because you only have to fit one spot: your waist or hips and even that is flexible.
The skirt I sell in the Etsy store is designed by Patterns for Pirates and I offer it and a high- or mid-waist option, and below or above knee length. I’m partial to the high waist, above knee option myself because I feel like it gives me a little more flexibility in how it’s worn.
Casual Spring and Summer
By far the most common way I wear my skirts is with a simple t-shirt and flats or flip-flops.
In general when I’m choosing outfits I like to pair one fitted with one loose. Since most of my shirts are loose fit I like my bottoms to be fitted, i.e. a pencil skirt.
Here’s a few examples for you: A pink geometric stripe with a simple gray tank (also made by me) or a fun graphic shirt paired with a floral skirt. I love the whimsy of the Alice shirt with the floral. I like to pair these with ballet flats, sneakers, or flip flops.
Dressed up for Dates or Business
On the rare occasion that I have the opportunity to dress up a little I love my pencil skirts.
I feel like the key to dressed up vs. casual is really just in tucking the shirt. Simple. An shoes, shoes are key.
I love pink top with bold geometric black and white skirt; throw in some pink heels and it would make a great wedding guest outfit. The green top with floral skirt is admittedly an advance class in pattern matching, but is totally something I would have worn to work back in the day with a pair of black heals.
Fall and Winter just add tights.
These have all been decidedly spring summer outfits and I’m usually too cold in the winter for skirts, but when I do I just add a pair of thick tights and I’ve got a really cute outfit.
I even wore tights with a chambray top and my floral skirt for our family pictures this year. My youngest wore a matching girls skirt.
This is another outfit I threw together for fall or winter. A light sweater and boots with the new floral skirt now available in the shop.
So there’s just a few ways I like to wear them. What’s your favorite way to style pencil skirts?