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

6.10.2013

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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16 comments

YUMMommy said...

I definitely want to invest in adding more pencil skirts to my wardrobe. They are indeed very versatile.

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

This post just reminded me that I have one I've never worn. I bought it when I was pregnant last year. I better dig that thing out of the closet!

Sistergirl said...

That is a cute look.

Divas Thrift Two said...

Love your blog! Super cute skirt! I thrifted a hot pink skirt a few months ago and I love that thing!

Dee
www.divasthrifttwo.blogspot.com

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

What a great great deal!! Love the jacket and heels you paired it with. I would love for you to come linkup your neon outfit with my linkup from yesterday. Next Tuesday's theme is floral. ; )
walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

Chandra said...

Hand raised!! Since I only wear skirts and dresses, you better believe my closet has several times several pencil skirts! Love 'em!

Chandra
More Modern Modesty

Object of Maya*ffection said...

LOVE the skirt! And cute that you paired it with stripes! And your toes match :)

Erin Kelly Cannon said...

That skirt in one word is FABULOUS!! Come stop by my trend spin linkup from yesterday, the theme is NEON and this outfit is perfect :)

xoxo
Erin
The Fashion Canvas

My name is Rita said...

Love your outfit! I can't believe that skirt is thrifted. I have a similar one from J Crew. If you get a chance, please link this up to my WHAT WE WORE party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/wardrobe-wednesday_12.html

Fashion Pad said...

I love this look and you just gave me some great tips for thrfting.....I'm still striving to be thriftanista ;-)

Titis Passion said...

Cute shoes, love the teal heels and the pop of color from your skirt!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Loving the neon and those shoes rock!

Traci Little said...

love the pink skirt!

http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-i-wore-this-week.html

Christina Marie Kellogg said...

Raises hand...and gives it a shake in the air! LOL I love pencil skirts and can't help scouting the thrift store for them when I go. I love wearing them with T-shirts. That pink one looks hot! Very nice with the matching pedicure!

Darcel {MahoganyWayMama} said...

Oh you went there. Pink is one of my favorite colors. I'm having trouble fitting all of this bottom half into a pencil skirt.

Nikkipooh said...

Whenever you are ready to pass this on I will be ready to take it off your hands! Love the entire look! #winning

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