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How to style a pencil skirt

Bobby Schuessler is a beauty writer for SheKnows and is one of the resident experts on hair care and celebrity hairstyles. Bobby is currently a New York City style editor and writer. For inside fashion and beauty trends, follow him on Tw...

Sleek and chic

A pencil skirt isn't reserved just for the office. These top five fashion bloggers show us how to style this sleek staple five different ways for every occasion.

While a pencil skirt will instantly make you look professional for any office setting, sometimes, the 9-to-5 must-have works just as well (if not better!) outside the cubicle. Don't believe us? These fool-proof tips show you how to wear this sophisticated essential for any occasion.

1

For work

How to style a pencil skirt

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If you're looking to be traditional by wearing a pencil skirt to work, go for layers. Tuck in a printed blouse that'll make you stand out in the boardroom, throw on a blazer or jacket and pile on eye-catching jewelry like bracelets and a statement necklace. A chic pair of classic pumps and a luxe tote bag will only elevate the office look even more.

2

For after-hours drinks

How to style a pencil skirt for after-hours drinks

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Headed to drinks with your friends or colleagues? Look classy, yet fun with a basic black pencil skirt and a flirty shirt. Try one in a silk fabric if you want to appear a little fancier. Add a chic bag and either stilettos (or flats if you're going to be standing the entire night) to complete your outfit.

3

For the weekend

How to style a pencil skirt for the weekend

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Dress down a pencil skirt for weekend shopping or Saturday brunch with a tucked in flannel. The casual nature of the top will offset the dressier nature of the skirt.

4

For date night

How to style a pencil skirt for date night

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Impress your man with a sexy pencil skirt. (e.g., black with cool zippered detailing) Add a crop top to show some skin, bright (totally sexy) colored pumps, fierce jewelry, and trust us, he won't be able to take his eyes off of you.

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For a night out

How to style a pencil skirt for a night out

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Headed to a night out with your girls? Ditch that flowy skirt or skinny jeans for a flashy metallic pencil skirt. Tuck in a vibrant top (like a printed graphic tee) and slip into sky-high heels to dance the night away in style.

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