How to wear a pencil skirt like a Parisian style on any occasion? Wearing a pencil skirt is one of the most elegant, chic, and timeless silhouettes in fashion as you can literally pair it with almost any top and a pair of shoes. Nude, blush pink, or black pencil skirts are a wardrobe staple, and it can be worn in different ways.
1. How To Wear A Pencil Skirt With A Peplum Top?
My favorite way to wear my pencil skirt is with a peplum top and heels or flats. A peplum top usually has that belted waist look which makes your waist appear narrow and tiny at any angle. This is because of the flared end that can hide your belly and flaunt your feminine figure.
Wearing a peplum top with a nicely fitted pencil skirt gives you that chic, classy, feminine, and minimalist look. You can wear this outfit at a party, dinner date, office, and in your everyday wear. If you prefer to look more casual you can easily pair this look with sandals or flats. For a formal or semi-formal look, try pairing this with high heels.
I wore this white peplum top with my blush pink pencil skirt and my heels during the day on an outing. I don’t usually wear heels during the day but I wanted to show you how it would look in this whole outfit.
If you prefer to make your bust appear bigger with a voluminous body, wear a bright pencil skirt and bright colored peplum top. I can guarantee that you’d look sexy, voluminous yet elegant and sophisticated like a Parisian.
However, if you’re feeling too self-conscious about looking a bit wider and curvier than you already are, then try wearing a dark-colored pencil skirt and a dark shade of peplum top. This will give you a slimming effect and appearance while still looking feminine and chic.
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2. How To Wear A Pencil Skirt With A Feminine Blouse?
If paired with a sheer top you can always opt for wearing a nice bra or a camisole under your sheer top to give you the classy look while still looking feminine and sexy.
Lacy and ruffled tops are also very feminine looking paired with your favorite pencil skirt. Try adding a nice necklace and other accessories to go with it.
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3. How To Wear A Pencil Skirt With An Off The Shoulder Top?
Pairing your pencil skirt with an off the shoulder top is the best way to show off your shoulder and flaunt your sexiness in an elegant way.
Pairing your pencil skirt with an off the shoulder top that’s quite fitting around the waist it gives you that slimming effect while still looking a bit curvy. It can also make you look so Parisian with a touch of chic and simplicity.
It keeps a nice balance between showing off your sexy shoulder while covered on the bottom. That’s if your pencil skirt is up to your knees or above the knees.
While wearing a short pencil skirt with an off the shoulder top can seem like too much of your skin is showing, this largely depends on the color, shape, style, and how you wear them both together.
4. How To Wear A Pencil Skirt With A T-Shirt
A pencil skirt with a t-shirt, sneaker, or flats is a perfect outfit combination if you want to look more casual during the day or night. You can easily dress down with this type of outfit for the weekend or while you’re just out doing errands, shopping or out for brunch and a coffee.
Wearing a pencil skirt with any colored t-shirt (a simple white or black plain t-shirt) can make you look so effortlessly chic like a Parisian. You can also pair it with a graphic print t-shirt for a funkier look.
However, a t-shirt with your pencil skirt may not be suitable office attire or formal wear, but you can always dress it up a bit by wearing a slightly tight or slightly loose shirt and tuck it in your skirt. You can also add some accessories and a pair of gorgeous high heels. This whole outfit combination will certainly make you look effortlessly chic while still looking a bit dressed up. It’s also best to choose a simple or plain t-shirt so you can easily dress it up with your pencil skirt.
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5. How To Wear A Pencil Skirt With a Crop Top?
I was never a big fan of wearing a crop top simply because I’m always too self-conscious about showing off my belly. However, if your pencil skirt is high-waisted enough, you can certainly wear a crop top that can almost still cover your belly.
Pair it with a tight-fitting or loose crop top. A tight-fitting crop top with a high-waisted pencil skirt can make your lower body appear longer and slimmer while still showing a bit of curve. A loose crop top with a pencil skirt can certainly hide your figure, and in some women, it can even make their body looking straight.
I have worn a crop top with my high-waisted tight fitting flared skirt, but not with a pencil skirt. Again, this all depends on the type of fabric and shape of the skirt that would somehow convince me to pair it with a crop top.
6. How To Wear A Printed Pencil Skirt?
There are different types of printed pencil skirts. You can find them in a variety of printed colors.
A printed pencil skirt is best worn with a simple blouse or shirt especially if there are too many prints with varying colors on the skirt itself. It would appear too busy if you wear a printed skirt with another printed top or a bright colored top.
I personally like to wear my printed skirt with just a black top or a white top in either sleeveless or long sleeve style because it gives you a nice contrast and balances out the busy bottom area. Wearing this combination can easily make you look dressed up especially if worn with heels and a belt.
Adding a belt and some accessories can also enhance that chic look you’re aiming for.
7. How To Wear A Leather Pencil Skirt?
A leather pencil skirt is a perfect skirt to wear for fall and winter with ankle boots. It’s also a perfect skirt to wear with a pair of heels, a plain t-shirt, and a blouse for summer to a party or if you want to dress it up.
If you want to look slimmer, a black leather pencil skirt with a black top and a white top would be a perfect combination. You’ll definitely look dressed up while looking effortlessly chic and Parisian.
I also love pairing a striped top and a nude top with my leather pencil skirt to add subtle color with some accessories. These pieces together would be a semi-casual look while still looking a bit dressed up and chic.
These are some of my favorite pieces to pair with any pencil skirts. Which one of these is your go-to look?
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