Thrift + Style: The Pencil Skirt | Thriftanista in the City


Thrift + Style: The Pencil Skirt

Raise your hand if you have a pencil skirt in your closet? Just like I thought. We all do! Whether thrifted or bought brand new, it's always in style. I haven't really checked for one since I left the workplace because I didn't think they would be functional for my lifestyle. I rediscovered this pink one when I unpacked my summer wardrobe.

thrift and style a pink pencil skirt

I stumbled upon this pencil skirt last year. I loved the high waist and amazing pink color. I bought it when I was still adjusting to life with additional inches on my waist so I was feeling a bit unsure about wearing such a form fitting skirt. When I tried it on it felt really comfortable. It's not tight. It's just close to my body. The high waist and darts help elongate my stumps legs too.

thrifted gucci purse with a pink pencil skirt

Did I miss that person in the back who does not own a pencil skirt? Go find one at the thrift. It's worth the $3 to $4! It can be worn casual or dressed up!

Thrift Tips

vintage emmons ball earrings
  • look for one with a back vent which means that it is indeed skinnier at the bottom and not a straight skirt.
  • go for a fully lined skirt to smooth out the lumpy bits this form fitting style.
  • check the suit section, you may just luck up on a cute blazer too!

blue eyeshadow on black african american skin and pink pencil skirt

You got it now how do you rock it?

Style Tips

norma kamali striped jean jacket with pencil skirt

  • Dress it down with sneakers and a graphic tee. A brightly colored pencil skirt works great for casual dress. 
  • Dress it up with a blazer or blouse. If you're self conscious of the tummy area it's ok to untuck. You're showing off some of your best "assets" anyway!
  • Pencil skirts are great curvy figure enhancers. 

thrifted pink pencil skirt
THRIFT Norma Kamali striped jacket - Gap white tee - pink linen pencil skirt -  vintage Emmons rhinestone ball earrings GIFT Kenyan made necklace RETAIL Kenneth Cole Reaction peep toe pumps

How do you wear a pencil skirt?

***Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday Mingle,  Thrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.***


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