How To Style Your Pencil Skirt: 10 New Ideas

The pencil skirt is back in a big way this season, via Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Erdem and Calvin Klein. Cast aside any aspersions you might have about them feeling dated; for spring/summer 2018, it's less about the va va voom Marilyn Monroe version that was designed to wiggle around in and more about cocooning a woman's shape. They are fitted, but not skin-tight. They also come in materials not associated with their corporate reputation - think knits and vinyls. To avoid looking too office-bound, choose a shade in a bright colour, or choose a heavily embellished style - the more feathers and sequins the better. If you truly want to bring your pencil skirt forward, then ditch towering heels, bid adieu to platform court shoes and swap for a strappy modest heel instead, or if you're feeling bold, socks and shoes - much more modern, and a lot more comfortable.

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The floral one

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Welcome the onset of spring with a floral pencil skirt. Juxtapose the classic prettiness with a modern slogan jumper or T-shirt, then add socks with heels for a truly modern look

Mother of Pearl’s elegant pencil skirt begs to be worn with slouchy knitwear or a vintage T-shirt. Wear with a pair of Converse for a youthful, yet pulled-together weekend ensemble.

Floral frill skirt, £330, Mother of Pearl at Harrods


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