I love pencil skirts. There are few items of clothing that effortlessly give pretty much everyone that gorgeous feminine silhouette, and they’ve come a long way since being the better half of a shoulder-padded power-suit combo a la Working Girl (that backcombing though!). Oxblood pleather (or leather if feeling spendy), black lace and silver sequin are a few featuring heavily on the high-street right now, and ones I’ve invested in over the past year.
If you spend the best part of your day 9-5ing it in corporate land, then chances are the pencil skirt is a solid staple in your wardrobe, but the beauty of these updated combo’s in leather and whatnot, is just how cool they look styled up with a relaxed t-shirt.
We’re obvious Francophiles and there’s something very Parisian chic about the classic hourglass pencil skirt shape mixed up with an unshapely casual tee. It’s something similar to the perfect red lip with messy undone hair, Parisian perfection!
A few of my favorite combos above from left to right: Grey Marl Tee €5.50 (reduced) H&M | Oxblood pleather pencil skirt, €57 Warehouse | Sequins Paris Tee €25 River Island | Grey Suede Effect Skirt €43 River Island | Charcoal soft cotton tee, €17.76 H&M | Embellished Pencil Skirt €42 (reduced) River Island.