rework the pencil skirt

The pencil skirt is back. No, not Rizzo from Grease which was tight on the hips stretchy, short, sexy that you'd wiggle to work or hip swivel dance in .

2018 pencil skirts are longer, more fluid and not so constraining. They will flatter most body shapes and most have a slit at the side or middle so striding to work is made easier. Just as powerful but without the need to be sexy. 

Its not just for the office either. Designers created sheer organza ones but us needing day to day reality styles,  look below. 

How to wear? Avoid high stilettos (too Ivana Trump) and go for sleek long or ankle  boots for now, or kitten heels when it gets warmer.

There's room for the non-office creative types to wear them too,  as you can team with trainers and a chuncky knit or even sandals.

If you want a more street style look, clash print and add bulk above with textured knit (my favourite style!)

To keep the look modern for the office add brights rather than sticking to black or white.

See my top buys and 3 ways to wear below.

First up.. Love this pop of red with white spring knit and sandals by Tom

& Other Stories wrap a leather pencil skirt - teamed with long sock boots perfect for now when the weather is still chilly.

Zara plays with print and takes the skirt out teamed with this seasons white heels and spot blouse.

I love this printed skirt by ASOS. This would work for an occasional and then dressed down for work with a white crisp shirt and flats. 

Mango have introduced blue and white check and styled it with bright green  - this would work in the office with whites or at the weekend with trainers and a t-shirt/denim jacket. 

Mango £49

Mango £49

Anthropologie have introduced this pretty floral skirt (I've one very similar in my wardrobe I'll team with a t-shirt) 

Anthropologie £78

Anthropologie £78

Marks and Spencer have introduced this amazing blue lace skirt. So ladylike and a gorgeous flattering shape.

M&S £45

M&S £45

Alexa Chung's recent collection uses tweed with yellow. Utility styling and reminds me of post war women working in skirts that are easy to make and work in. 

And my chosen one Zara (now sold out!). A longer length on me with a wrap and button feature. I am wearing the small so it fits just on the hips.  New Look does a similar one or if you plan to wear for work, I'd invest in Alexa's as the checks will work into Autumn/Winter 2018.

For work:

I've teamed with black silk Zara blouse, Red Blazer by Massimo Dutti, black ankle boots by Massimo Dutti. 


Colour Pop:

To keep the pencil skirt modern clash with a pop of colour to keep it modern. Blouse by H&M. Scarf by Zara. Boots Massimo Dutti.

Take it out:

This is a way to funk up your pencil skirt. I've clashed it with leopard print blouse by Zara and my red ankle boots by Office.