Among the fashion world’s top silhouettes for women, new pencil skirts are now in at Banana Republic. Discover the smart versatility of this essential component to every woman's closet.
How to build a wardrobe around a black pencil skirt
Start with a white button down blouse with a blazer and pumps for the go-to outfit of top power women. Then start mixing the textures and colors of your blouses - think silks in jewel or nude tones, bright cashmere turtlenecks, or soft angora sweaters. Layering a cardigan or crew neck sweater lets you play with colorful shells or peter pan collars. Spice up your look with different hem lengths like the elegance of long pencil skirts. Matching your tops with a long black pencil skirt will bring new lines to your outfit for something fresh with little effort.
Mix and match pencil skirt outfits for a flexible wardrobe
Play with textures such as soft wool, sleek silk, knits or a herringbone pattern. Look for small details that build layers of interest, like gold zippers, specially cut slits or subtle ruffles. Pick a skirt with your favorite accents to add your own special touch to your style. Gain a new appreciation for the versatility of white pencil skirts: Pair one with floral tops for spring or summer, and later, sweaters of rust browns, blacks and other fall tones contrast beautifully with white or cream skirts.
A pencil skirt can look smart for any occasion. Discover how to dress them down with a fashion t-shirt loosely tucked in and finished with bright red lips for just the right blend of casual and fancy. These looks and more will add flavor to your everyday professional wardrobe, and can be elegantly adapted to meet occasions all year round. Find your trusted classic and new takes on this time-tested style at Banana Republic.