We all love a pencil skirt and with the full circle now in fashion, where does it leave last seasons favourite skirt?
The pencil is still very much in this season, so don’t go tossing them out just yet. With new styles to reinvent the shape, it is still my go to skirt this carnival. The key is to invest in a great flattering silhouette and for those curvier ladies, opt for one that finishes just above the knee instead of the midi. I always look for interesting textures, prints and finishes to stand out in the crowd and to avoid the typical ‘office’ look.
Here are my tips and tricks to work the pencil in this season.
The asymmetric skirt is the new shape of the season and I absolutely love it. There is something about this shape that is super sliming and if you find a style that points down your legs, you can create the illusion of supermodel pins. Pair it back with a fitted sleeveless top or box top to complete the look.
The Fluted Skirt
The fluted pencil skirt is one of my favourites. I wore the skirt last year at Caulfield and Flemington and I still love the shape again this year. Pair it back with a sleeveless peplum top or for a more simple look try a fitted top tucked in with an eye-catching belt. It’s a very sleek, streamlined look giving you shape in all the right places.
Split it high
If you decide to go the daring high split, opt for a more relaxed loose top. I love a blouse at the races, especially on those unpredictable Melbourne carnival days. This look is effortless chic.
This look is sophisticated, sexy and a little edgy if done in a pop colour. Let it be the statement piece of your outfit and compliment it with a loose feminine top in light tones.
The Trusty Midi
This is my go to skirt when all else fails and it’s a chance to reuse styles in the back of the wardrobe from last year. The midi pencil skirt is still very much on trend and will go with anything!