those may flowers continue to bloom. this time with a floral pencil skirt. how happy is this floral print? i dare you not to smile when you put this skirt on. it even has a matching blouse which would look like a dress if worn together. many of you write in asking for nine to five looks. if you work in a creative environment or enjoy casual Fridays, today’s ootd fits the bill. what’s better than a pencil skirt when headed to the office?
the first pencil skirt appeared on the scene in 1954. the slim-fitting skirt designed by iconic designer Christian Dior was introduced as part of his H-line collection. it was a dramatic shift away from tight waists and full skirts, which had dictated fashion runways for several years. the hem falls just to or below the knee for a tailored close fit. its name, pencil skirt, was coined for its shape – long and lean like a pencil. when this skirt was first introduced in the mid-fifties, it immediately became a staple of work wardrobes, with the hemline rising or falling depending on current trends. pencil skirts look fantastic with cardigans or blazers that take are perfect for a nine-to-five look. if your office has a relaxed dress code, don’t be afraid to wear a pencil skirt sans blazer. instead, choose a fitted top or tee in a solid color for a fun and casual look. don’t you love a closet staple that can easily be dressed up or down? versatility is a key factor for a hard-working wardrobe.
today’s floral pencil skirt harkens from a favorite retailer of mine J.Crew that always keeps pencil skirts in stock. what a fun, happy print with pops of pinks, purples, blues, and yellows. a simple white tee adds a casual chic vibe, while the purple cardigan last seen here keeps the outfit office-worthy. a white belt (similar here), lavender sandals from Ann Taylor, and a white handbag (sold out similar here and here) from Ralph Lauren that’s been on rotation all spring complete the outfit.