Ask Belle: Pencil Skirts with Pizzazz
Jan 6, 2015
Can we talk skirts? I love pencil skirts, but the constant rotation of black, navy, gray, tan is kind of boring. Could you help me find a couple of skirts with a little…I don’t know…pizzazz?
Thank you! Cayla
Basic pencil skirts are great, but they can get a bit boring. After a while, it can feel like you’re wearing a uniform. But never fear, there are more than a few cute ones on the market.
This Ann Taylor skirt is such a great option. It’s a basic color palette in a fun print. I’d wear it with a striped top and basic pumps. You could also pair it with a black blazer or a crisp white blouse. And the elastic waist will help keep your blouses tucked in, always a plus. Ann Taylor also has this leather-accented skirt.
Boden is another retailer that offers skirts that are more than basic. They usually have a selection of fun prints and textures in simple shapes.
If prints aren’t in your wheelhouse, non-neutral solids are always an option. Sadly, this Worthington skirt in a gorgeous shade of teal only comes in tall sizes, but it should be a simple alteration to hem it to fit. This shade looks great with navy, grey, or black.
Other colors to try include shades of plum, which work in any season. This bright pink Calvin Klein skirt is also a good option for the warm weather months (though I’d lose the black belt). Cobalt is another great option.
Want something really bold? Metallic pencil skirts are really hot right now. They’re a great choice for a creative office, or wear them in your off time to dinner or drinks.