Knees are so last season. Here’s how to navigate the new hemline.
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Photo credit: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott
Pencil skirts are indisputably a wardrobe staple, and one that every girl should have in her styling arsenal. Right now, the must-have hemline for this classic piece is a midi length that hits below the knee. One part retro and one part ‘90s, it’s easy to work this silhouette into most outfit scenarios that call for a skirt. Here are half a dozen styling ideas.
Photo credit: Luke Wooden
A super-sweet version such as this calls for playing up your curves, so add a lace camisole, cropped cardigan, and ladylike court shoes.
Whoever said horizontal stripes aren’t flattering has obviously not tried them on a pencil midi. Give a preppy spin to a traditionally punk pattern by tucking in a madras top and cinching the waist with a boyfriend-style belt.
Leather at the office isn’t that radical of an idea, but how you spin it is key. Go for pastel hues and keep your styling pieces conservative. Our suggestion: add a sweet cashmere henley and a fluid trench that falls past your skirt hem.
The mini-checks on this stretch skinny midi feel more finish line than fancy so give them an athletic angle by adding a dramatic baseball jacket. A single sole heel adds the right amount of height to balance out proportions.