Friday, June 22, 2012

A Versatile Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirt: Three Looks
There's probably more than a few recent grads out there starting their first major job! While that must be tres exciting, it can be a little unsettling to realize you need an entire new office appropriate wardrobe, especially when you're not making the big bucks yet. But with a few key pieces, you can really stretch your closet in new and surprising ways.

Take the classic pencil skirt. Now I try and avoid wearing the same piece to the office more than once a week. But I have created three totally different looks that, when paired with a neutral item like a black pencil skirt, will leave your office mates clueless as to your wardrobe recycling ways!

First up is the fancy, time for a big meeting look! By taking classic shapes (like a blazer or cami) in fun colors and prints, you can look polished without scrimping on your personality.  But don't forget to balance out the fun with some neutral accessories, like chic nude pumps and a ladylike bag.

Next I mentally call my "quirky look." A chambray short looks great with everything, like a bold bib necklace and bucket bag. But toss in some menswear accessories like a pair of oxfords and a newsboy cap and you'll look like Alexa Chung dressed you that morning!

Finally I have my no so casual Friday look. A striped top is another piece that looks good with everything, so have some fun with bold accessories like spiky neon earrings and tall wedges. Toss on a bright baseball cardigan (baseball is so hot right now!) and you'll be sure to impress... especially compared to the ill-fitted jeans and dirty sneaker-wearing employees!

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