In which I argue that pencil skirts are wearable
I know the general impression is that pencil skirts look best on those who are long and lean, but I love the way they look on a woman with curves—very sexy and confident. I find that full skirts, with all their volume, tend to make me look bigger, and that a pencil silhouette can actually be on the slimming side. And I like how the woman here is wearing hers with a big slouchy sweater, which is so chic and also nicely casual (yes, I know her shoes tell another story).
The trim at the hem of this skirt from Tibi is such a nice hit of femininity, and I love that it’s asymmetrical.
This one is ribbed cashmere, which would be so cozy to wear right about now.
Look closely at this check print and you’ll see that it’s a pretty great green-and-white pattern.
I am crazy for this asymmetrical leather choice from & Other Stories. It’s not cheap, but it’s pretty well-priced for a leather skirt.
And another faux leather—this one in a pretty magnificent blue.
A nice simple grey option from J. Crew that’d be endlessly versatile
And here is a very reasonably-priced option.
I like the side slit here, and the fact that it, too, is well-priced.
I’m pretty sure I showed you this gorgeous ruched skirt from Theory before, but it’s nicely marked down now. It’s got a very forgiving cut.
This leather skirt also comes in a very nice burgundy hue.
The lace overlay here is so lovely and sweet: I’d dress it down with a simple white tee.
And in case you missed it: here is a post I did on black skirts a while back.