Style Guide: The Pencil Skirt


You guys, remember the pencil skirt? We’re, like, hot-and-heavy again. This once-forgotten piece has quickly made its way back into my wardrobe this season, but don’t call it a comeback.

My obsession revival is, in part, due to the J. Crew No. 2. It comes in a variety colors and I’ve recently purchased a few (okay, most) of them due to its versatility, and, well, the sale price. Hel-lo!

For today’s look, I started with my go-to foundational brights and created contrast with a cotton t-shirt, statement necklace and tough-but-tailored blazer.

I’ve been incorporating this key piece into my wardrobe for both work and weekend styling. At the office, a pencil skirt looks great with a blouse and pumps. (I like to incorporate an added element of interest, like a polka dot print) On the weekends, I layer with relaxed accessories, moto boots and a chambray top.

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Hallie Wilson is the blogger behind corals + cognacs, an almost-daily dose of life and style. Here, she shares outfit inspirations, wardrobe creations and general musings on her evolving list of latest obsessions. Offline, Hallie takes time to enjoying life's little luxuries – like shoe shopping, manicures and Zara.