Monday, May 28, 2012

Building Your Wardrobe: The Essentials

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The fourth must-have piece in your wardrobe is the always flattering, pencil skirt. I don't know a woman who does not look great in a pencil skirt. It is just one of those pieces that hugs all the right parts of a woman's curves, creating an ultra-slimming effect. To keep it classic, start with a black or navy pencil skirt. Pair it with a pussybow blouse and pointed heels for a perfect day at the office look.

Once you have the basic colors, try out fun prints, bold brights, textured wool, or even peplum for some added flair. And always remember when buying pencil skirts, fit is key. A little too tight or a little too big won't work. It's important to make sure the skirt starts right at your waistline and ends either a tad bit above the knee or a little bit over. And just a little piece of advice - heels always look better with pencil skirts versus flats. The longer the leg, the better. :)

Invest: Trina Turk $158 | Reiss $230 | M'oda 'Operandi $390
Save: Pim + Larkin $59 | Free People $68.99 (sale!) | J. Crew $69.99 (sale!)

Hoping you all are having a relaxing 3 day weekend! These last couple of days have been utterly exhausting for me, so I am thrilled to have tomorrow off! Yay for sleeping in!

18 comments:

  1. Pencil sort looks so fresh and new!
    The weekend was pretty relaxing and sunny.

    xx
    Tibs

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  2. okay....so I have a ton of pencil skirts...maybe it's about time I wear them haha you've inspired me with this post! and I'm convinced that I need to get a peplum top!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  3. I love that lace pencil skirt!! So cute and definitely perfect for summer!

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  4. love a good pencil skirt! great picks!

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  5. Agreed! I have a black one that I can wear with anything and it instantly makes me feel more womanly. :)
    Beautiful post!
    xoxo

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  6. such a great post! i LOVE pencil skirts.. A LOT!!

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  7. Always prefer my pencil skirt with something aittle flowy on top always gives the lower half a slimmer illusion.
    Dawnajonesdesign.com

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  8. Always prefer my pencil skirt with something aittle flowy on top always gives the lower half a slimmer illusion.
    Dawnajonesdesign.com

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  9. I've always been in love with pencil skirts, nice selection

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  10. Love your save options, and I've always loved a good, classic pencil skirt! :)

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  11. I love a good pencil skirt! They're definitely a closet staple!

    katiesbliss.com

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  12. I love the colorful pencil skirts! So chic for work wear!!

    xx

    jen

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  13. Loving your picks! I agree- you can never go wrong in a pencil skirt.

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  14. Miss thang! I love this - I have never owned a pencil skirt. You're making it hard for me not to shop! Miss you!

    xoxo
    http://offkellyshanger.blogspot.com/

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