STYLE HACK: PENCIL IT IN
WHILE IT'S GREAT FOR FIRST IMPRESSIONS AT WORK, THE PENCIL SKIRT LOOKS FAB FOR EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK – EVEN OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE!
Whether it’s for work or cocktail hour, the pencil skirt should be your next staple item, as Rachel Dulis shows.
1. Down to business
It may not be your button-downand-slacks kind of outfit but this wrap blouse and denim pencil skirt will do the trick! Still exuding a business-friendly vibe, a look like this will amp up your confidence in the boardroom while showing off your stylish flair. Finish it off with a bit of colour in the heels and handbag, and you’re set!
WRAP BLOUSE, RM179, MISS SELFRIDGE. ZIP UP DENIM PENCIL SKIRT, RM64.95, AND GEOMETRICAL DANGLING EARRINGS, RM34.95, BOTH H&M. BUCKLED CROSSBODY BAG, RM129, AND BANGLE, RM34.90, BOTH FOREVER 21. GROMMET DETAIL SUEDE SLINGBACKS, RM279.90, CHARLES & KEITH
2. Midweek comfort
Feeling the pressure and need to calm things down a little? Leave the fitted pencil skirt behind and try on one that’s a little more relaxed instead. Pair it with an oversized jumper for a flattering contrast to your silhouette! Accessories are optional, but we like to keep it minimal with a gold bangle to add some sparkle.
TURTLENECK CASHMERE SWEATER, RM549.95, AND CHECKED SKIRT, RM139.95, BOTH H&M. BANGLE, RM24.90, FOREVER 21. ANKLE STRAP KITTEN HEELS, RM165.90, CHARLES & KEITH
3. Friday switch-up
Bid adieu to the work week and welcome some Friday-night fun with a tiny adjustment to your office duds! Whether you’re heading out for dinner, drinks or both after work, simply swap the blouse you wore in the morning with something more casual and fun. That’s all you really need as this pencil skirt is versatile enough for work and play!
EMBROIDERED SHIRRED CROP TOP, RM89, MISS SELFRIDGE. PENTAGON PRINTED KNITTED SKIRT, RM64.95, GP & J BAKER X H&M. BEADED EARRINGS, H&M. STRUCTURED ROUND BAG, RM179, FOREVER 21. TIE STRAP WEDGES, RM179.90, CHARLES & KEITH