I have endless variations on the pencil skirt in my closet because it's such a slimming, flattering, classic silhouette. But in general, and in black especially, the look can seem a little serious. I like that the ribbed sweater material of this James Perse one is more approachable than stiff and corporate. I paired it with a cropped sweater in playfully-colored stripes, so the outfit felt fresh instead of uniform, and could transition from work to an early date night downtown with the swipe of a bright lip.
Skirting the Issue
I've officially decided that I'm going to embrace the high-waisted trend in every aspect of my wardrobe. With warmer weather right around the corner, I'll most likely be hanging up my denim in favor of lighter options like this Satin Mesh Skirt, from Forever 21. The company ...read more