It’s nearly spring, so if you haven’t started thinking about updates to your wardrobe, now is the perfect time. Temperatures are rising, so it’s finally time to let your legs see the light of day again. Pencil skirt outfits can be super versatile and take you easily from the office to the club. The quintessential modern pencil skirt was introduced to the world by legendary designer Christian Dior in 1954. Despite the many fashion innovations in the intervening years, the pencil skirt is a timeless, classic silhouette that can be up to the minute trendy. We love pencil skirts because even when they have a longer hemline, they show off your shape. They can be sexy without being too revealing. A high waisted pencil skirt is especially flattering on women with pear or hourglass figures, but anyone can look great in one! Read on for some of our favorite pieces for building outfits with skirts that will help you feel fabulous this season.
This lace up black pencil skirt is a fresh take on one of the hottest trends of the moment. The silver eyelets add a little edge, while the satin ribbon keeps it feminine. Black might not be the most obvious color for spring, but it is guaranteed to match with everything else in your wardrobe, so it gets high marks for versatility. Pair with the black lace bustier bodysuit and you’ve got a smoldering look for a night out. We’d add a black moto jacket, chunky black ankle boots, and a silver metallic bag for ultimate bad gal swagger. Bodysuits are great with pencil skirt outfits because they ensure a sleek silhouette without any of the bulk of a tucked-in blouse.
Crop tops and pencil skirts are ideal for spring. If you’re going short on top, try a skirt that hits around the knee. This fuschia puff sleeve crop top is a statement piece that would look great with a high waisted pencil skirt for a fun cocktail party ensemble. If you really want to turn heads, you could opt for a skirt in royal blue, bright yellow, or lime green and look like a colorblocked pop art painting come to life. A tropical print skirt could also be a bold option! The puff sleeves on this top are especially great for balancing out a pear-shaped figure.
Pencil skirts are often associated with office wear, but there are tons of great options for casual outfits with skirts. If you’re stuck in a tee shirt and jeans rut, mix it up by switching out the pants for a knit pencil skirt. A stretchy skirt is a simple to wear but endlessly versatile wardrobe staple. (If it’s long enough, you might even be able to pull it up to wear as a strapless dress!) Try pairing with something like this slightly oversized striped tee on top. It’s super laid back but the flared sleeves add a touch of tomboy-gone-femme style. This works well with some cute sneakers if you want to look put together but stay comfy.
Another trend we’re loving for spring is matching two-piece pencil skirt outfits. You get the look of a dress, but the functionality of seperates. This 4x2 rib knit striped set has bright and cheerful vintage-inspired stripes, another hot trend pick for spring/summer 2018. Worn together, these pieces would be a cute business casual look that would easily work for a dinner and drinks scenario also. Pair with some chunky mary janes, a denim jacket, and some quirky statement jewelry and you’ve got the perfect outfit for an art gallery opening. The best part about this set is the 4x2 rib knit is super stretchy for maximum comfort.
The striped skirt would also look great with a crop top that shows a bit more skin, like this sleeveless black one. The side details make it perfect for a chill night on the town with friends where you want to look sexy without too much effort. We’d pair with some platform ankle boots and a simple black choker to keep it funky and fun. Multicolored stripes give you a large variety of color options to coordinate with. Match any one of the stripe colors with your other pieces or accessories and you’ll instantly look put together.
Of course, outfits with skirts are still a great staple in your professional wardrobe. For a beautiful and feminine workwear look, we love this blush colored side tie woven top. Wrap-style necklines are universally flattering, no matter your size. The tie feature makes it easy to adjust how much skin you show, which makes it a versatile choice for going to day to night without changing clothes. Another great option for the office is this ruffle sleeve blouse in lilac. Pastels are an obvious choice for spring, but they’re a great way to add some low-key color into your wardrobe. Most shades also work as neutrals as they pair easily with blacks, whites, nudes, and other colors. Plus, pastels look amazing with a variety of skin tones and hair colors. Loose, easy fitting blouses provide a good contrast to the form fitting silhouette of a pencil skirt, so they’re a great choice for office appropriate looks.
No matter what your personal style, pencil skirts are great pieces to add to your wardrobe for spring. You’ve got options for looks that range from edgy and funky to demure and girly, and everything in between. If you’re looking for wholesale tops, Lush Clothing has a selection that’s on trend and caters to all kinds of styles.