How To Wear A Pencil Skirt Casually

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Wear A Pencil Skirt Casually

Pencil skirts are a classic and almost a must-have in all wardrobes, since they are constantly in fashion and because they can be used on countless occasions. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that they are only designed for executive women or dragon ladies, you can get a lot of fabulous looks with them. Keep reading because we explain on OneHowTo how to combine a pencil skirt casually so that you stand out from the crowd.

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According to the occasion

When you wear a pencil skirt, you have to think about how you will combine it with your outfit, since a formal look for work is not the same look as when you go to a party with friends.

Thus, with the same skirt, you have a lot of possibilities for combinations. For example, you can opt for shirts and blouses for the more formal occasions, along with some safe, corporate heels. But if you wear the pencil skirt with a patterned shirt, and boots or casual flat shoes, you get a great everyday ensemble.

How To Wear A Pencil Skirt Casually - According to the occasion

Pencil skirt length

The skirt length will vary based on various factors; besides the occasion, you also have to see if it suits your body. Choose the pencil skirt that suits you. For example, for tall girls, tube skirts are recommended to go below the knee, while for the more petite it's better for a skirt that goes above the knees.

Furthermore, the garment should be looser or tighter, according to your body shape. You have endless combinations to find the look that best suits you.

How To Wear A Pencil Skirt Casually - Pencil skirt length

Patterned vs smooth

When you combine a pencil skirt casually, you should see if this is patterned or smooth in order to choose the most suitable top. In the case of monochrome patterns, you can opt for a shirt or patterned shirt. If the skirt has a print, it is best to find a suitable garment to match.

How To Wear A Pencil Skirt Casually - Patterned vs smooth

Heels or no heels

Wearing heels (or not) with a pencil skirt means that many factors come into play. Besides examining the formality of the situation - since more formal events require the use of heeled shoes - you also must take into account certain factors such as where you're going, how many hours you'll be standing for, if you can walk well in the heels...

In case you already know beforehand that you will not feel comfortable in heels, opt for flat shoes to match your pencil skirt. Or there is always the option of combining both, so once you get tired of heels, replace them with flats.

How To Wear A Pencil Skirt Casually - Heels or no heels

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