Casually Playing Up the Pencil Skirt
Happy Sunday evening, everyone! I hope everyone’s weekends went well. Mine was nice and relaxing – worked out yesterday morning, and met some wonderful bloggers for a collab photoshoot for YHM Magazine. (I’ve been featured in an article on this fabulous magazine before – click here for the article.) Afterwards, we brunched at The Park in Manhattan and indulged in mango mimosas and white wine sangria.So what’s the verdict on office pencil skirts? Yay or nay? A lot of people will say “nay” unless their corporate offices require them to wear these stiff pieces of clothing. But honestly, there are so many ways to dress up your typical black pencil skirt. There are also ways to pair together black and white and not look like a basic penguin.
Here, I mixed and matched casual with formal to emit a clean, crisp, and trendy look. The pencil skirt was already decorated with lace trim on the side, so I threw on a casual cropped white t-shirt. Even though any pair of black patent leather pumps would have sufficed, I added more geometric edge to the outfit with these 424 Fifth heeled leather sandals that had nice black rectangular straps along the foot and a chunky heel.
Top: White Cropped T-Shirt from Tobi (Find similar styles here.)
Skirt: Pencil Skirt with Lace Trim from H&M
Shoes: 424 Fifth Caleigh Sandals from Lord & Taylor (sold out now, but you can find the rest of the brand’s shoes here.)
To add some color, I added a rustic-looking, unique, blue-stoned necklace to play up the symmetrical structuring of the skirt. In terms of jewelry, I wanted to keep it minimal and classy.
Watch: Limited Edition Movado watch from the Museum collection
Ring: David Yurman Albion ring with Amethyst and Diamonds
Bracelet: Swarovski Sparkling Crystal Pavé Calfskin Leather Bracelet – comes with a black and nude interchangeable strap
And, here are the lovely ladies that I met this weekend at our Blogger Brunch (Find their blogs here – ThePetitePrinciple, GlamByMoni, LetItBeWorn, JuliaFashionista on my instagram.) We must do this again!