Two Ways: Yellow Pencil Skirt
Mar 6, 2012
While I like the look that layering pieces can provide, sometimes you just need a simple outfit that you can throw on in the morning. These two work looks are stylish and easy to recreate.
For the Office. A brightly-colored pencil with a patterned blouse is a great look for spring. Here, I mixed a citron skirt with a neutral, polka dot blouse. This look combines two trends but also has a classic feel to it.
For the accessories, I love this Brahmin bag. It’s feminine details and vintage-inspired shape make it a great addition to any wardrobe. I also carried the slightly vintage feel into the shoes and sunglasses by choosing t-straps and a sunnies with a slightly-oversized cat eye shape.
While there is no jewelry in the set, I’d wear this with simple diamond and gold studs and a gold cuff. I’d also roll the sleeves to relax the look a bit and show off the bracelet. If you wanted to wear something bolder, you could leave the blouse unbuttoned at the neck and wear a black bib necklace.
As for the hair, I would wear a wavy, pretty updo. And for the makeup, I would choose a palette of muted Earth tones on the eyes, a rose cheek and a slightly glossy lip. I’d also wear red polish on my toenails.
For the Office. Longtime readers of this site know that I love to mix green and yellow. It’s one of my favorite color combinations. Here, the palette gets new life thanks to this season’s brightest shade, citron, and a deep emerald green.
I love tie-neck blouses. I like how feminine they are. I like that they feel pulled together. And I like that they look great with or without a jacket. I would seriously own one in every color, but that might be overkill.
When dealing with such a vibrant palette, light brown shoes just don’t have enough force. So I used cognac and British tan accessories instead. Add in a pair of tortoise shell sunglasses and the look is complete.
For the hair, I would wear it half-up/half-down and straight. For the makeup, I would wear grey shadows with charcoal liner and a berry lip. I’d also wear greige or pale pink on my nails