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5 Modern, Sexy Ways to Wear a Pencil Skirt

There’s nothing more feminine than a shapely pencil skirt, and this season they are hotter than ever. The basic black or gray pencil skirt that many of us have worn is still alive and well, but there is a slew of other more fashion-forward options that are much more fun to try out.

Here are some of the latest pencil skirts and 5 modern, sexy ways to wear them.

1. Wear a Leather Pencil Skirt with Ankle Booties

Pencil Skirts Leather

Megan Markle’s love of leather pencil skirts has them super popular at the moment. Leather pencil skirts are sleek and a little edgy, and do they ever look great with a silky shirt or blouse!

Even if you are not that into leather,  a touch of leather can up your style game. This cool, black, faux leather paneled pencil skirt, for example, is a mix of fabric and leather. The strip of leather on the front of the skirt is just enough to give you a look.

The stretchy fabric makes the skirt lighter and comfier than an all-leather skirt. All you need to do is add a silky blouse to keep a black leather skirt from looking too harsh. The wrap-front, gathered hem blouse, is an excellent choice because it ends high at the skirt’s waistband, but there’s some breathing room for your mature middle.

You could wear this black leather pencil skirt with sky-high pumps, but ankle booties are more interesting, edgy, and youthful. The slender heel on these black suede booties looks ultra-elegant with a sleek pencil skirt.


2.  Pair a Ladylike Blouse with a Tie Waist Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirt Red

There are many tie waist style pencil skirts out this year, and that’s because they look classy but not stuffy- a look that every woman is aiming for these days. This beautiful Doubleweave tie-waist skirt in this gorgeous shade of red is a lovely choice for work when you pair it with a feminine blouse, heels, and a good-quality leather bag.

Ladylike blouses with ruffles, bows, and floaty sleeves are easy to find at the moment and pair really well with any pencil skirt, not just this style. I think cream or white looks best, so if you wonder what to wear with a red pencil skirt, I will go with something like this.

Snakeskin print pumps are sophisticated and add just the right amount of texture to this beautiful pencil skirt outfit.


3.  Choose and Off the Shoulder to Wear with a Sequin Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirt - Teal Sequin

You’ll look like you stepped off the red carpet this holiday season if you choose to wear a sequin pencil skirt. I sold a lot of sequinned pencil skirts last X-mas and this year the trend has exploded. This gorgeous green sparkle pencil skirt lights up a room and is perfect for an upcoming holiday party. This glittery green is pure eye candy and looks fabulous with this pretty off-the-shoulder bow-tie blouse.

Add a glittery gold evening bag from Kate Spade and some sexy patent leather evening shoes, and you have a first-class look.


4.  Mix a Relaxed Plaid Shirt with a Tailored Black Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirts Black

Now here’s a different look for someone who is wondering what to wear a pencil skirt with and wants a new idea. Take a very tailored, houndstooth sailor pencil skirt, and add a soft plaid shirt. It’s like a country gal meets city chick all in one unique pencil skirt outfit. This top is rayon, so it is soft and fluid. Roll up the sleeves to give it more of a chic look. I wouldn’t suggest a flannel plaid shirt as it is too heavy and masculine.

Finish off your outfit with over- the- knee tall booties and an expensive-looking fall bag, and you have an exciting new way to wear a black pencil skirt.


5.  Combine Leopard with a Lace Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirts - Black Lace

Like sequin pencil skirts, lace pencil skirts have been growing in popularity for evening affairs. This black lace skirt is a beauty. Lace is so delicate and feminine that when you combine it with a bold animal print, you get an exciting sweet,/aggressive vibe. Of course, a pair of sexy black pumps with a jeweled strap and a tiny velvet evening bag adds to the luxurious look.

These are just a few newest ways to wear a pencil skirt in 2019/2020. There are no rules for what to wear with pencil skirts, so mix and match as you please and come up with your own unique pencil skirt outfits. If you have some great ideas for what to wear with a pencil skirt, please let me know!

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