A classic staple in any working woman’s wardrobe is a well-fitted, black pencil skirt. But this season, the staple piece is getting its very own place in the fashion world. Whether it’s with color or texture or pattern, the pencil skirt is getting a well-deserved makeover.
A pencil skirt effortlessly adds an air of class and femininity to a woman’s posture and form. So when Franziska Knuppe attended the Michalsy Style Nite 2012 party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany this week in a periwinkle blue pencil skirt, my heart skipped a beat. The skirt, on its own, is pretty basic. But when she paired it with this coral blouse with a plunging neckline, the outfit becomes stunningly and simplistically chic. For a similar look, snag this midi high-waisted millennium pencil skirt (in fuchsia) from Charlotte Russe for only $18.99. Pair it with this embellished peter pan collar top (in seafoam/silver) from Forever 21 for $17.80.
Red is THE hot color of the summer. Isabel Edvardsson was an evident fan when she stepped out at the Marcel Ostertag show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany in a bright red pencil skirt. The look remained elegant and simple when she topped it off with a sheer, white blouse. I love this flounce pencil skirt (in red) from Forever 21 for $22.80. And for a great shirt on top, get this New York & Company banded collar sleeveless blouse for $36.95.
Leslie Mann attended the Chanel Haute-Couture Show in Paris, France in a simple black pencil skirt and a white blouse. The basic ensemble can still turn heads with the right pieces. Snag this black ribbed BCBG MAX AZARIA ‘Monica’ pencil skirt from Bluefly.com on sale for $ 48.99. Then pair it with any white blouse for an easy go-to look!
Jessica Pare recently attended the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards in a stunning fuchsia pencil skirt with black lace detail. For a beautiful, detailed skirt, try this gilded estate skirt from Anthropologie for $128. Pair it with a white or black blouse for the most pop! For another great, textured option, check out this lace knee length skirt (in burgundy, black or taupe) for only $9.50.
For more pencil skirt inspiration, check out Poppy Delevigne’s ensemble while attending the Chanel Haute-Couture Show in Paris, France and Alexa Chung’s outfit while sitting front row for the Martine Rose runway show in London, England. And looking for one more stunning pencil skirt for your wardrobe, take a peek at this striped skirt (in fuchsia or azul) from Mango.com, on sale for only $24.99!