The Pencil Skirt

I have never ever been a pencil skirt kinda gal and have yet to own one in my lifetime. Crazy, right? They’ve always been so business-wear to me and just not a piece that crosses my mind when shopping. However, clearly the times have changed. Pencil skirts are no longer just for business meetings, rather they’ve become quite the versatile piece as seen from the ladies above. I’ve been seeing them all over the blogs styled so many different ways that I’m convinced I need to add one to my closet!

I’m such a denim girl, it’s what I feel most comfortable in, but I think sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone is healthy. It’s a nice change of pace. Because it’s such a foreign piece to me, I’ve been trying to come up enough ways to wear it to justify the purchase. Will I even wear it or will it sit in my closet? Seeing the ladies dress down the skirt with tees, chambrays, sweaters, and sweatshirts (right up my alley), might give me the final push I need to take the plunge.

What do you think? Do you wear pencil skirts outside of your job or formal events?

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  1. Brooke
    November 13, 2013 / 11:19 am

    I love this post! I think it’s a great example of trying to branch out while staying true to your personal style. I can totally see any of those skirts you linked to fitting in perfectly with your current wardrobe. They all have this mix of masculine, edgy, yet classic elements you pull off so well.

  2. November 13, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    i’ve never found one that was comfortable when sitting and doesn’t ride up when walking around, so no i’ve never worn one outside the office! however, i think if you found one that was stretchy you would really like it. buy one at a low price point so that if you don’t end up wearing it, you won’t feel too badly – like the first nordstrom on with a slit, or the gold one!

    xo julesinflats

  3. Jan P
    November 13, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    I’ve only ever worn them in the office, and I still feel weirded out wearing one in a casual sense. I so get you, and that’s one of the reasons I love your blog — it’s that denim reigns supreme in my book. It can be dressed up or down.
    Add a pencil skirt for some change in the closet, but I can’t say I could see you wearing it too often. :)

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