I know, pencil skirts are the bane of our existence—most of the time. They’re often thought of as stuffy and uncomfortable, requiring constant tugging and readjusting. That said, the working women among us rely on the fact that the pencil skirt is an essential when it comes to a professional wardrobe, right alongside a tailored suit and a closet full of button-down shirts. Long story short? The pencil skirt is going nowhere. As such, fashion girls are reinventing cool new ways to wear one that has us giving the garment a second glance.
The high waist and tailored shape have long established this piece as a go-to figure-flattering option. Right now, we’re loving the way fashion girls are making a pencil skirt feel fresh again with cool leather finishes, new deconstructed silhouettes, and off-duty styling (aka a graphic tee and sneaks). We never thought we’d say it, but we’re totally feeling a newfound romance for the professional mid-length skirt.
Read on to see how to wear a pencil skirt like these stylish women and shop the coolest ones out there.
Add a touch of punk-rock vibes through red plaid.
Gloss it up in a vinyl or patent finish.
Tuck a cozy sweater into a patterned skirt and you've got yourself the ideal fall workday outfit.
Bright knee-high boots do all the talking.
A must-try combination: gray checkers and bright red.
Just add a statement top and statement earrings.
The denim pencil skirt is underrated in our opinion—have some fun dressing this up or down.
Don't shy away from a punchy tone like this bright fuchsia.
Leopard print and a graphic tee always go so well together.
We'd wear this whole outfit.
Try a pretty lace trim with a high-neck top.
Cabin vibes all around.
A modern take on leopard print.
The versatile piece your wardrobe will always need.
How to wear a leather skirt for work.
For the maximalist.
This would look so cool with tough combat boots.
Not your average tweed skirt.
Simple but stylish.
Vinyl skirts are everywhere right now, and this is one of the coolest options out there.
Minimalists everwhere, this skirt was made for you.
Wear with over-the-knee boots and a cozy sweater.
Yes, a non-boring wrap skirt exists.
We're pretty obsessed with everything this brand does.
Transform this into the ultimate weekend skirt with strappy heels.
Add some life to your 9-to-5 wardrobe.
Say yes to dark florals.
Leave it to Zara to make professional work basics oh so cool.