Pencil Skirt Outfit Ideas
The pencil skirt is a wardrobe staple, and every woman should own a couple in different fabrics. Many women will limit to wearing their pencil skirts to work, and it is true that they are smart and chic for the working environment, corporate or otherwise. However, the pencil skirt is so much more versatile than you might think. It is great for formal wear, but the pencil skirt can also be worn casually, for nights out, and for lazy summer days.
If you are looking to mix up how you style your pencil skirt, we have some great sartorial inspiration for you. Check out some of our favourite pencil skirt outfit ideas.
1Chic Neutral Tones
Make 2019 the year you experiment with colour and try a pencil skirt in a shade you wouldn’t usually try. This blush pink pencil skirt is gorgeous for Spring and works as a neutral in this outfit, paired with a cream tee and off-white stilettos. This outfit would look just as good in the club as it would in the office.
This forest green shade is to die for and it will look amazing on all skin tones when worn head-to-toe. The thigh slit shows just a little bit of leg, which is balanced perfectly with the high neck of the top. The model has finished off her look beautifully with a colour pop red shoe, matched to a ruby lip.
3Denim and Lace
Dress down a feminine lace pencil skirt by teaming it with a cute denim jacket. The hard and soft fabrics work really well together, and this whole ensemble can work for day or night. Switch out the nude heels (great for elongating the leg by the way) for some ballet pumps for laidback daytime chic.
4Classic Work Wear Chic
Invest in a good pencil skirt in a grey or black and it will become one of the hardest working members of your wardrobe. This grey skirt has been styled perfectly for work with a fine knit jumper and some court shoes, but there still is a touch of fun with the addition of colour. The magenta velvet shoes are divine.
5Casual Summer Chic
Pencil skirts in lighter fabrics are wonderful for summer. A stretch jersey pencil skirt worn with a cotton t-shirt or floaty camisole is a great summer outfit, when teamed with some comfortable sandals and quirky accessories. The stretch of the fabric means that there is plenty of freedom of movement for all those fun summer activities.
6Casual Autumn Cool
For the colder seasons, invest in an over-the-knee stretch knit pencil skirt to keep the chill at bay. For a casually cool look for autumn, team your knitted skirt with a chunky, oversized jumper and your favourite pair of trainers or plimsolls. The natural tones of this outfit are creamy and lush and will work well with other items in your wardrobe.
7Fresh and Youthful
This pencil skirt outfit is giving us serious style envy. The monochrome checked pencil skirt has been styled in such a young and fresh way with the cut-out boots, leather biker jacket, and stylish floppy hat. Gorgeous!
8Girls Night Out
The leather (or faux leather) pencil skirt can be worn in so many different ways, including for a night out with the girls. The perforated texture and asymmetric zip detail are incredibly on trend and give detail to an all-black outfit. A high-waisted pencil skirt works really well with a crop top and creates a sleek silhouette.
Double denim is always a winning look, no matter which separates you choose. A distressed denim pencil skirt and an indigo shirt have been given a formal touch with an amazing pair of multi-strapped stilettos. Wear matching denim from top to toe or wear different washes, either way the ensemble will be amazing.
10Preppy Pink Leather
The blush pink leather is so chic and is the perfect tone for Spring, don’t you think? It has been styled in a delightfully preppy way with a blue striped Oxford shirt and matching loafers. The light grey tote bag perfectly complements the pink of the skirt, making this outfit so cohesive and beautiful.
11Bold and Bright Colours
Wearing bold colours gives off an air of confidence and is sure to give you a spring in your step, knowing you stand out from the crowd. This pencil skirt outfit consists of beautiful happy colours that are full of sunshine.
12The Printed Pencil Skirt
Add a printed pencil skirt to your wardrobe and you will have your go-to piece for so many occasions. For example, this leopard print skirt looks uber cool styled with a printed tank and colour pop shoes, but it could also be worn with a black jumper and tights in the winter, or with flip-flops and a simple white tee for relaxed summer style.
13Gothic Grunge Style
No matter your personal style, you are certain to find a pencil skirt that works for you. A deep green boucle-effect pencil skirt has been given a Gothic grunge twist with some Dr Martin boots, detailed tights, and edgy t-shirt, and a little biker jacket.
There will be no buyers remorse with a sequin pencil skirt. A little bit of sparkle will liven up any outfit, plus all eyes will be on you when the light hits it just right.
15Casual Winter Layering
The varying grey tones in this casual winter outfit are effortlessly chic, as well as being stunning with the black leather pencil skirt. This outfit is casual and laid back with the sneakers, but swap those out for a pair of heels and you would have the perfect evening wear outfit for winter.
16Power Dressing Perfection
This work wear look is incredibly strong and powerful. The silhouette is sleek and structures, but there is still some softness with the elegant drapery of the blouse. It is the power dressing of the eighties brought up to date.
17Denim with A Vintage Twist
Make your pencil skirt outfit completely unique by adding a piece of vintage apparel or accessory. The vintage wash denim of this pencil skirt has been perfectly paired with a retro Hawaiian shirt, which can be picked up so cheaply at a vintage store. Loving the quirky shoes, and the glimpse of the bikini gives a great beachy vibe.
Matching tailoring is always a great look, and the masculine cut of the double-breasted blazer complements the slim silhouette of the pencil skirt so well. And how cute is that little quilted bag and those tile print socks?
19Evening Wear Elegance
If you are looking for a knock out date night outfit then look no further. The burgundy colour of the top is fantastic for all skin tones and the deep V of the neckline is incredibly sultry. Furthermore, this outfit shows yet another way the super versatile black leather pencil skirt can be worn.
20Vintage 1950s Style
If you are a fan of the polished ladies of the 1940s and ’50s then you will probably know just how glamorous a pencil skirt can look. For a vintage look, choose a high-waisted skirt to create that trademark hourglass silhouette.
If you want to cover up in style this winter, then invest in a cape style jacket. The silhouette of a cape is beautiful, especially when juxtaposed with the sleekness of a leather pencil skirt.
Mixed prints are always on trend and floral prints go particularly well with stripes as this outfit shoes. Incredibly chic and stylish, this outfit is made up of pieces that can be worn in so many ways.
23Relaxed Natural Tones
The natural brown tones of this outfit are everything and the creamy texture of the leather pencil skirt is so luxurious. An oversized jumper tucked into a pencil skirt always looks relaxed and chic, perfect for daytime wear, when teamed with a pair of sneakers.
24Front Row Chic
The exceptional personal style of this model is definitely ready for the front row of any fashion show. The artfully distressed denim skirt is stunning and works really well with the delicious mink tone of her shoes and fisherman jumper. A touch of the effortless has been added by shoulder-robing the tailored overcoat – all the fashionistas do it.
There is definitely an art to colour clashing and this model has absolutely nailed it. The neon orange tones of the pencil skirt clashes to perfection with the royal blue of the cable knit jumper. The bright white accessories help to tie the whole look together.
Experiment with mixed fabrics and you might just stumble on an outfit this incredible. Sequins, denim, and leather all in one outfit may seem like a little much, but this somehow works. By keeping all the tones dark, the different textures complement each other as opposed to fighting for attention.
27Casual Cool Leather
There is so much to love about this all-black pencil skirt outfit – the black leather skirt, relaxed fit t-shirt, and those amazing leopard print plimsolls. Casually cool.
28Striped Pencil Skirt
Monochrome stripes are a sure fire way to add instant chic to your outfit. The wide stripes of this pencil skirt make such a statement and the pop of red from the shoes and lipstick adds the perfect touch of colour.
29Elevated Street Style
Plaid and leather are streetwear staples and they have been elevated here, with some nude stilettos, a lace-edged cami, oversized sunglasses, and a luxury leather tote bag.
30Denim and Leather
Leather and denim are two fabrics that always look good when worn together. A little denim jacket is ideal for Spring when the weather just isn’t quite warm enough to go bare-armed. Furthermore, a statement ankle boot is always a smart choice of footwear as it will go with everything, including the leather pencil skirt.