Keeping up with the Classics

PENCIL SKIRTS

If you are anything like me, by the time mid-January hits you are sick of your winter wardrobe...and you stand in front of a sea of black dresses with nothing to wear. You have been repeating the same outfits since November. It is a new year but you are still stuck in the middle of the dreariest season yet you want a fresh look. When I am at a loss I go back to the classics. The Pencil Skirt. It is as glamourous and it is professional. And after the holidays we all want a little structure and minimalism. You can wear it with blouses or sweaters, dress it up, or dress it down. I recently purchased two pencil skirts that I am in LOVE with. 

The  grey skirt  is Halogen from Nordstrom; the  black one  is All-Season Stretch Seamed from AT.  

The grey skirt is Halogen from Nordstrom; the black one is All-Season Stretch Seamed from AT.  

What I love about both of these is the length...by barely skimming the bottom of the knee they provide a sultry yet demure line. To keep the look modern, I paired both with a thin  black wool sweater I already owned. In an effort not to spend my entire paycheck on my wardrobe, I look for pieces that go with what I have. The grey skirt can be paired with navy, black, cream, and grey tops for a monochromatic look. If you like color in the winter a royal blue or magenta also work well with grey.  The black to can be paired with grey, cream, black and maybe a splash of color (red if you are dating)! I like to tuck in my sweaters and treat them at blouses to keep me extra cozy in my chilly office. As of late I have been favoring a minimal style. So a few delicate bracelets, stud earrings and a crucifix is all I wear in terms of jewelry. Make sure your nails are glossy and polished and you are set to command attention. I have always firmly believed that YOU should wear your clothes, and not the CLOTHES wear you.

📷 from @clothesforwork and Pinterest 

📷 from @clothesforwork and Pinterest 

*I have hesitated to post outfit styling on here, so I may be slow with pictures of me in the outfits, but I hope to expand. Above all I intend to keep it real. I will show you exactly What I buy, and what I like on a real twenty-something budget for the real workplace. I do not use any affiliate links, and all purchases are made with my own funds. Opinions are my own. 

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