1 Piece, 3 Ways: How To Style A Pencil Skirt

Sometimes, it's those classic closet staples that grant us the freedom to reinvent ourselves, especially as a new season approaches. This time around, the garment in question is the age-old pencil skirt. Yep, it's just as in vogue as ever. The statement piece has a colorful history, prim and proper in the '50s, party-hardy in the '80s, and it has no plans of stopping anytime soon.
Although, long nine-to-fives may have given this piece a bad rep, we're ready to show you that it can wow outside the workplace. Exhibit A, B, and C will show you how to flaunt these three versatile fall looks in a flash. See the trio of ways, and pencil in this trend for the season.
Outfit1Cocktail Hour
In a perfect world, we would slip right from work to cocktails looking glowing. However, we can't think that far ahead when dressing ourselves in the what feels like the wee hours of the morning. We either have to speed home for an outfit remix or go out looking confused about the sartorial code. With this seamlessly sexy outfit you can be both office appropriate and flirty eye-catcher by the time 5 p.m. rolls around. Throw on a pout of dark plum and be off to wherever your martini awaits!

Iosselliani Necklace With Black Stones, $438, available at Azalea; Sass & Bide Raffia And Embellished Top, $390, available at Sass & Bide; Topshop Leather Panel Skirt, $190, available at Topshop; Gypsum Exposed Lucite Clutch, $60, available at Gypsum; Zara Elastic Ankle Boot With Heel, $80, available at Zara; Ilia Femme Fatale Lipstick, $24, available at Ilia.
Outfit2Weekend Warrior
It's time to step up your weekend wear, because you never know where the wind will blow you. Although, you may have some trouble mounting your bike, at least you will look chic in this tapered ensemble. Pair it with a sassy graphic T-shirt and your favorite lace-ups and be on your way to an entire free day dedicated to fun!

Alexander Wang Prisma Skeletal Backpack, $1,075, available at Alexander Wang; Babaton Robinson Jacket, $175, available at Aritzia; Crap Eyewear T.V. Eye, $56, available at Oakland Surf Club; Forever 21 Day-Off Muscle Tee, $14.80, available at Forever 21; Pixie Market Lucia Lucite Brogues, $92, available at Pixie Market; Topshop Leather Panel Skirt, $190, available at Topshop.
Outfit3Office Space
Though the pencil skirt does span many fashion facets, let's be real — it was made for the office. Do not, we repeat, do not allow yourself to fall back into a workwear rut once you're snuggly zipped in. The key is to pair this baby with some of fall's most covetable knits, and say hello to some gorgeous and bright statement jewelry to top it off. The secret to success is to find yourself a stunning and unique piece that is the focus of the whole ensemble. It really is an art, if we say so ourselves.

H&M Loose Knit Sweater, $24.95, available at H&M; Topshop Leather Panel Skirt, $190, available at Topshop; Bobbi Brown Pot Rogue For Lips And Cheeks, $26, available at Bobbi Brown; Nasty Gal Marquis Spike Earrings, $25, available at Nasty Gal; New Look Phoebe Winged Tote Bag, $25.30, available at ASOS.

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