Photo: Courtesy of Marshall Johnson.I’m all for styling new ensembles that incorporate cool trends, but some days I want a tried-and-true outfit that can take me from a morning of meetings to a cocktail-attire dinner. With my busy fall schedule, I inevitably end up with a variation of this outfit. It’s chic, classy, and can easily transform into a nighttime look.
This tailored and flattering high-waisted pencil skirt looks chic paired with a crop top, leaving just a sliver of exposed skin. Simple accessories and a cohesive color palette give this outfit a sophisticated feel. My Roland Mouret skirt was a splurge that I view as a great investment but with a little tailoring, you can get your basic pencil skirt to look updated and modern.
Roland Mouret Inca Crepe Pencil Skirt, $775, available at Net-A-Porter; American Apparel Cotton Spandex Sleeveless Crop Top, $26, available at American Apparel; Giovanna Giuliani Color Block Italian Leather Clutch, $75, available at ANTHOM; vintage Juan Antonio Lopez heels.
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Photo: Courtesy of Marshall Johnson.For night, I just add a boxy jacket that transforms the silhouette without changing the two-piece underneath. Here I paired my favorite color-blocked version from ANTHOM. You can try the look with your favorite pencil skirt (I know you have one somewhere in your closet), pair it with a knit crop top and layer a boxy blazer or jacket. After your day of work or meetings take the jacket off and drape it over your shoulders.
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