Four Ways: A Navy Pencil Skirt

Mar 4, 2020

Given that warmer temperatures are coming, it’s time to switch out some of my black pieces for navy ones.  For today’s four ways, I chose a simple navy pencil skirt.  Because who doesn’t already have one?

Skirt.  J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt

If you’re in need of a sleek pencil skirt, J.Crew’s four-season No. 2 Pencil is a good option.  For my money, this discounted Hugo Boss skirt (size up if you’re pear-shaped) is the best bet.  Plus-size?  This Talbot’s skirt runs to size 22.

One. J.Crew Regent Blazer // Factory Dotted Blouse // Nine West Navy Pumps // Mabelle Drop Earring

The simplest look on the board today is a good choice for court or for a big hearing.  A simple navy suit, paired with a navy-print blouse is a classic.  Add in a classic navy pump and simple earring, and you’re all done.

Looking for a slightly different blouse?  This Banana Republic floral blouse with hints of green is also nice.  This chain print blouse is also worth a look.

Two. BR Chunky Cardigan // Ted Baker Aadele Blouse // Laura Vann Stud Earrings // Rothy’s Point Flats

For something with a bit more whimsy, I chose this floral Ted Baker blouse with a chunky cardigan.  I like how the green accents in the floral print pair with the cardigan.  If you prefer the purple hues, try this gorgeous lilac wrap cardigan.

I used Rothy’s because I was looking for a more relaxed look.  Want a leather flat?  Try this one from Banana Republic.

Three. J.Crew Classic Denim Jacket // J.Crew Cotton Terry Sweatshirt // Veja Gold Accent Sneaker // Lane Bryant Enamel Hoop Earrings

This relaxed outfit is a nice choice for weekend brunch or a casual dinner.  If, like me, your life has become more casual than professional in recent years, a denim jacket and graphic t-shirt/sweatshirt make nice pairings for your pencil skirts.

The enamel hoops pull the pink dots from the sweatshirt print.  It’s a subtle match-up.  If you prefer to wear a ring, these pink enamel stack rings are worth a look.

I’ve heard good things about he Veja sneakers.  I keep thinking I’ll pull the trigger, but I haven’t yet.  I have heard the tongue is uncomfortable at first, many bloggers pull it  tot he side to decrease the irritation.

Four. Rebecca Taylor Pleat Chiffon Blouse // Mango Crepe Blazer // Lapis Lazuli Earrings // Madison Mesh Pump

For the last outfit, a more modern take on the first professional look.   The chiffon pleated blouse makes a nice day-to-drinks option.  Just lose the blazer and add a cool earring.

Want a more classic look?  This Brooks Brothers Boucle Jacket is fabulous.  Or if you want a middle ground between the pale blue and tweed, try a simple white blazer.

I added the mesh pumps from yesterday because they’re fabulous.  They add a little something extra to spring attire.

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  1. Rachel says:

    I have those veja sneakers. I found them very stiff at first, sort of making the velcro a little difficult to pull all the way, but now it seems loosened up. I didnt have issues with the tongue, but I think i usually wear socks with them so far.

    • EMMA says:

      I have two pairs of Veja sneakers and they are really hard to break into, but then they are the comfiest thing ever.

  2. ral says:

    The Rebecca Taylor blouse is really great!

  3. Naomi says:

    Four pieces, and four beautiful layering options. It makes me think about summer coming up; one of my biggest struggles with summerwear is how to make an outfit look pulled together when I’m, by necessity, wearing fewer layers (especially for casual clothes). Any tips?

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