Dress codes in the workplace are constantly changing and embracing more fashion trends. Whether you work in a corporate or casual office, it is important to look and dress the part these days. For women, it’s easy to throw on the same go-to pair of slacks or dress for every day at the office work. But you can easily mix it up by wearing a trendy pencil skirt to work.
Wearing a skirt can be fun and classy in any professional environment. Skirts can be styled for work, an interview, or even a business meeting among peers. If you’re feeling brave, try to some of these pencil skirts the season.
The Corporate Look
For those that work in a business professional setting, here is a look that is easy to achieve. Find that black pencil skirt tucked away somewhere in your closet and update it with a modern top. I purchased this black skirt at H&M, but this is definitely a staple piece of clothing that can be found anywhere. I styled it with a pinstripe button-down blouse, another staple piece. Complete this look with a classic pair of black pumps, or simple two-strap heels such as these.
My work environment is business casual. A variety of colors and styles, such as denim, are acceptable in this environment. I chose to add leather pencil skirt –a very popular trend. I love how this mustard yellow adds more color to the look. Paired with a denim jacket or a solid colored blazer, this look is perfect for cooler weather. Turtlenecks are also a fall trend, and they complement skirts well. An alternative shirt would be a blouse or button down shirt, solid or print. I completed this look with a pair of open-toe strappy, chunky heels. You could also try a pair of cute and comfy flats.
This look is perfect for a free-spirited work environment like retail or real-estate. However, this look is still business appropriate, yet in a stylish, self-expressive way. The oversized skirt is currently in high demand. I styled it with a soft-ribbed sweater in a color that works for both the fall and winter. Speaking of fall colors, I added a burgundy colored shoe for a pop of color. It complements the flow of the skirt. With this look I would have chosen between a black, olive, or tan colored shoe. Add a short blazer or jacket and the look is complete.
Kristen is a fashion merchandising graduate of The University of Texas. She is a fashion blogger, stylist, and fashion show producer. You can follow her on Instagram at @Kristylesbykristen.