pencil skirt

OUTFIT// PENCIL SKIRT + MEN'S SHIRT

You know what time it is - balancing act of a sexy, feminine piece with a bunch of other elements. 

The full look: 

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What you see here is an edgy, yet sexy pencil skirt from Avelon, paired with a men's t-shirt and wedge sneaks. 

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First the skirt - chosen for it's texture and color. The color and pattern speaks for itself and the feel of the skirt is super spongy. Texture is everything with "simple" looks. 

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One side white and spotted... one side green and psychedelic. It's good to go with risky pieces when shopping- they pay off. Truly. 

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Tucked in a men's Vince tee. In my mind bringing boxy to sexy balances the overall vibes. 

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Roll up the sleeves, shawty. 

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This jacket is a "non-jacket" jacket. It covers enough to feel substantial, but obviously let's the baby breezes of summer run through! 

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If I was going for evening, I'd have a hot stiletto popping, but I'm running to production meetings all day honey - you know it's sneaker time. 

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ON ME

Avelon skirt | Vince Men's tee | Isabel Marant sneakers and blazer

SHOP THE LOOK BOO!

FEARLESS WORK WEAR :: BOLD PENCIL SKIRT

Seriously. Does the pencil skirt have to be as dry as a cracker? Do we really have to wear the  black pencil skirt paired with blouse look?  Thinking it's time to update the pencil skirt game.

Some thoughts:

1) Go for skirts that are bold and statement-y. Don't let "impracticality" get in your way. Even a bold skirt can be worn time and time again.

2) Want to really F people's heads up? Go matchy, matchy!

3) Enough with the blousy top! Work a boxier, loose top with the skirt. It's fresher. Trust.

Behold...

The look sans jacket. Bold print and bright color update this classic silhouette. But again, picked up pieces with texture! It's an infinitely more interesting look because of it.

The back, is as interesting as the front. Boxy top is 1 size too large and makes for a sportier look because of it.

Black heels to anchor.

Push up the sleeves baby.

The texture really pulls the eye in. It's like an under water creature. LOVE it.

Too much? Throw a black blazer over it. I could see wearing this skirt with a button up, a sweater, the list goes on. What say you to the pencil skirt with punch vibe? Leave a comment!

Wearing Avelon Accord skirt and top on sale at OAK | Gianvito Rossi pumps | Isabel Marant jacket

DRESSY NOT DRESSY WEIRDNESS

Ever have an occasion/meeting where you have to be dressy, but not overly dressy? Tradish but not stodgy? And it's during the day, so it's a really funky wardrobing situation? Yeah, me too. 

Mixing casual elements with dressy basics. This is what I did, but insert your fave color here...

Thought: picking "basics" with not-so-basic details, kept this from being a typical pencil skirt and heels moment.

Scarf optional, jacket removable. 

Eyebrow has a mind of it's own

Hit a proper tuck on this. No half tucks. If you're going to wear a pencil skirt, honey, let it live it's LIFE!

Personality's gotta' shine through, even out of my comfort zone (androgynous drop crotch pants) SO THERE! 

Wearing Zara blazer | Alexander Wang skirt | Isabel Marant shirt and scarf