55 Amazing Pencil Skirt Outfit Ideas

What is a Pencil Skirt?

A pencil skirt is a skirt with a narrow and straight cut. It reveals the figure of a woman as it hugs the curves of a woman’s body. Usually, the skirt ends at the knee or slightly below it.

Pencil skirts were often seen as an office wear but earlier versions gave it a new image thus worn on different occasions.

What to wear with a Pencil Skirt

Well, if you intend to wear pencil skirts for formal or semi-formal office setup, or even at cocktail parties showing off your sex appeal, here are some good tips on what to wear with a pencil skirt – the sexy and sleek look.

Dress shirt

Sport a classic and plain look with a pencil skirt by wearing it with a dress shirt. Just tuck it in, add some accessories if you must and voila!

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You can wear your pencil skirt black from top to toe. Add a little texture that will catch some eyes though.

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A cute blouse will do the trick too! Take a look at these photos!
Here is a similar beautiful black short sleeve lace blouse that you may want to take a look at.

Floral Top

Wear your pencil skirt with a floral top to spice it up a little and to add a cheerful look during summer.

Here is a similar floral blouse that you can get.

How To Wear a Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirts suits most body shapes, it is just a matter of styling it. Whatever your body type is, pencil skirts can flatter your figure and make the most out of your favorite accessories. Pencil skirts can be worn with a variety of blouses, shirts, blazers, and any accessories you can find in your closet.

A solid color pencil skirt would be best if your problem is with your bottom half. You can pair it with textured blouses or sweaters, or any patterned blouses. Try bold patterns if your bottom half is slim and trim as it adds some illusion to your curves. If you want to look slim but you are more of a curvy type, choose tops with ruffles or a deep V-neck. For plus-size women, high-waisted style with a shorter hemline pencil skirts will help you look slimmer. Also, if you want to achieve an hourglass figure, make use of belts – the belt’s color should be darker than your top and your skirt or try a peplum top.

Wearing pencil skirts during daytime is not a problem too. Neutral-colored pencil skirts works fine for any setting, plus, it can also be worn at some last-minute happy hours. Tucking your blouse in defines your waist, thus gives your outfit a nice flair. If you want to accessorize a little bit, you may wear a fitted blazer or a sleek cardigan. For after-work parties or occasions, add some glamour to your pencil skirt by wearing some sparkling jewelries and pumps. If wearing heels stresses you, go for ballet flats for comforts. For weekend getaways, you can wear pencil skirt with classic t-shirt tucked in and wear some accessories like necklace and earrings for an effortless stylish look. Complete your look by wearing slipper-style shoes or a pair of sneakers.

Black Pencil Skirt Outfit

1. The Casual Look

Wear a pencil skirt with a fitted top or t-shirt in solid color for a casual look.

You may want to check out this white crop top that you can get.
For a more casual look, wear it with flats – one that matches the color of your shirt or your black pencil skirt. If you want to add some accessories, wear funky, bright jewelries. Do not wear elegant pearls and diamonds. Another tip is to keep your kegs bare, but if you want something to cover your legs go for black leggings.

2. The Professional Look

Here are some white button down shirts and similar blouses the you may want to buy.
For a professional look, wear a black pencil skirt with a button-down collared shirt and opt for light colors like white or gray. For high-waisted skirts, tuck your shirt in. Wear black, closed-toe heels. You may wear nude nylon stockings too and keep your accessories at a minimum – a nice pair of earrings and a necklace will do.

3. The Glamorous Look

Wear your black pencil skirt with a silver or gold pieces for a night out. If it is a night of clubbing, wear a bolder top and higher heels. If it is a dinner at a nice restaurant, wear a more conservative top and a not-so-high pair of heels.

Wear dangling earrings, jingling bangles and long necklaces. Colored gemstones adds some color, or some glittery accessories. Choose a purse that matches your top or a black purse – to match your skirt or a purse that matches your colorful jewelry.

For a conservative look, wear nude stockings but for a bolder look, forget about the stockings.

4. All Black

Here you can get a similar black leather midi skirt.
A nice black top, obviously, is the best pick. Sleeveless tops works best but other sleeve lengths is good too. Adding some nice jewelry will add some flavor to your look like diamonds and pearls. To complete your all black get-up, do not forget to wear a pair of black heels that looks appropriate for the occasion. Lastly, take a nice black clutch with you.

5. The Chic Look

You can also go with a chic look with your black pencil skirt by pairing it with your trendy tops and accessories. To achieve the chic look simply choose tops with lots of visual detail. It is of importance not to tuck your top in. Then wear a belt that does not look out of place that is placed around your natural waist. Wear some comfy pair of black heels or a pair that matches your top. Consider wearing few accessories like having earrings and a nice necklace that would match your top. Do not forget to carry a shoulder bag with you that matches your shoe color.

You can buy a similar black leather jacket here.

Camel Pencil Skirt

A camel pencil skirt basically is a pencil skirt that has a color with that of a camel. Here are some camel pencil skirt outfit ideas that might help you for a more glamorous look!

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Pencil Skirt with Boots

Here are some pencil skirt outfits for fall you must try!

You can get some similar boots here.
You will surely love to try these lovely, chic and stylish pencil skirt outfits. Don’t forget to share with us your pencil skirt outfit ideas!

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