Poor little pencil skirt. After the round of interviews, for which it had been purchased and used, it lay there in a corner of my wardrobe, literally crushed and forgotten. Having followed no formal dress code in college or work for the past three years (except for presentations, interviews, or other ‘formal’ events) I’ve blissfully ignored them all for most part. Recently after yet another I-need-a-new skirt excuse of online shopping, I decided to pull out this ever popular classic piece, determined to use it to its full potential.
For those of you wanting to give your formal skirts a more casual or classy spin, these are just a few ideas to get you started. I had three more outfits to shoot but testing my photographer’s patience is never a good option, so that’s reserved for a future post. ‘kay?
Colorful candy colored blouse with a loose fit, since it’s a fitted pencil skirt, side swept hair and your favorite pair of heels. I feel a very false sense of gracefulness wearing this, which am not!
Blouse: Gifted | Bracelets: Accessorize | Shoes: Steve madden
For a really unusual yet flattering look, pair a (short) kurti with your pencil skirt. Perfect juxtaposition of Indian formal with western formal. Cinched waist with a thin or broad belt and nude sandals add the finishing touch! (I threw in chunky earrings too)
Kurti: Street shopping (Chennai) | Shoes: Catwalk | Bracelets&Earrings: GB
I don’t know what to call this but this is my kind of look. Skull tee – love it. Fitted colorful blazer – looove it. Layered necklace – *swoon*
Seriously I’d wear this anywhere.
Blazer: paperlillie.com | Skull tee: Max fashions | Necklace: Gifted
Denim screams casual, right? Side note: never quite understood why clothes have to ‘scream’ anything.. I’m all for whispered tones than blowing someone’s ear drum off. Anyway, reallyyy messy braid, casual tee, casual sandals, casual denim shirt thrown on… casual everything.. casual coffee with me?
Tee: Max fashions | Denim shirt: yepme.com | Sandals: Soles | Earrings: GB
Another favorite of mine – black on black. Elegant, powerful, strong, smart, confident, I could go on and on about this combination. Black always makes me think of gold, so a hint of gold, a pair of heels and I am superwoman (for me!)
Black shirt: Van heusen | Shoes: Steve madden
p.s: Any other five ways to wear (or more) that you’d like me to do, drop a comment! 🙂