Saturday, 9 November 2013

How to wear a PENCIL SKIRT for all occasions!




Referred to as one of the most understated women apparel in fashion is the ever classic and elegant PENCIL SKIRT. The highly feminine apparel has been around for ages (50's) and worn by women of all body types. The perfect piece every woman should own for that touch of sophistication, pencil skirts can be worn from casual to formal and even red carpet. Ladies, it is one of my highly recommended apparel and here are few interesting ways to pulling it off round the clock. 



The timeless pencil skirt doesn't necessarily mean 'plain' as a lot of modern twists have now been given to it.  They are now being designed as structured, peplums, slitted and even patterned. I don't know if its just me but i think pencil skirts look best when they are a couple of inches below the knee, right? BTW, if you need style icons to follow for an effortless execution of this apparel, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Miranda Kerr and Keri Washington are your go to girls.





1. Formal  - when wearing a pencil skirt for a more formal environment like the office, meetings, e.t.c. you'd like to think of a more conservative approach. Believe me ladies, you can look very professional and at the same time, sexy. Pick out high waist skirts with colors such as black, grey or blue black.


What to pair it with - because you can't really show off a lot of skin considering the formal setting but bearing in mind you still want to look stylish - pair your pencil skirts with fitted shirts, silk/satin blouses or matching jackets or tops. Kim used to look so hot now doesn't she - dahm you kanye! Lol!








2. Casual - For cocktails, launch with friends, movies and all that, you want to show a little but obviously not too much because its most likely the afternoon period. Think bright colors and patterns. Plaid and denim are in at the moment so play trendy with those.


What to pair it with - pair it with sheer tops, sweat shirts, Tee's and fashionable blouses. Throw on a fitted blazer, cadigan or denim jacket/vest and you're good to go. Even though am so over it, peplum looks great.










3. Night outs - for an evening setting, think sequin, leopard print, faux leather or lace. Since obviously, you're going to be letting out a lot 'on top', keep your pencil skirt 1 or 2 inches below your knees so as to maintain the classy look.

What to pair it with - Tops like spaghetti straps, bustiers, cropped top, stylish/mesh blouses and tubes are the perfect choices. Kim and Rihanna's lace skirts are just everything!












and ofcos, for edgy fashion while pairing the classic apparel, there's no other to turn to than Solange Knowles.





I hope with this article, you've been able to appreciate the true importance of the classic PENCIL SKIRT and how to werk them. They are timeless, chic and comfy. Accessories like your sky high stilettos  purse and neck pieces play a vital role in elevating your look as well so remember to experiment with that.


I love you for reading and do remember to follow me on twitter @soladunn and let's get the conversation going.




Stylishly yours,

SolaDunn.


15 comments:

  1. Thnk u sola,muahhhhh

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    1. double muahhhh back at ya *hugs n kisses*

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  2. Dis is ma 1st time commentin here nd ofcos Sola U doin a nice job! Thanks

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    1. Thank you......and pls comment more often okay, lol! *winks* xoxo

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  3. Sola u forgot to add "with a flat tummy" lol...dats d only way dat fab look will be complete!

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    1. hahahahaha. That one sef dey but Victoria just hit d nail on the head! Spanx are a must have for every woman and trust me, they work a lot of magic on us *winks*

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  4. @anon 11:47
    U can wear pencil skirt if u want too. They are so nice and accentuate ur figure. Just use a spanx/spandex as dey call it. It can be d tight spanx or d body magic type. I have several of d spanx and I rock any type of high waist skirt, peplum and pencil and even gown. My tummy is always flat. Pls, do get one. Dt's d secret.
    Sola has treated this 'spanx topic' before, so check it. Ciao!

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  7. I agree with you, pencil skirts look better when they are a lil below the knee.
    Kim and Victoria Becckham are the queens of pencil skirts!

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    1. word! Looks more feminine and classy that way.....wodup porshie.........lol!

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  8. NA all clothes Kim get sef NA wah dat girl dey big fashionista.........

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  9. Nice. I have the NEXT make of those Rihanna's boots o. I can't wear it with anything other than pants. Hmmm
    I'm inspired now to try it on a skirt

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