How to wear the pencil skirt – Straight & Slouchy

The pencil skirt has been kicking about for a few seasons now, and I think this is my absolute favourite way to wear it – the straight and slouchy way! It’s really simple, works for evenings out, a walk in the park, a visit to the pub, wherever really!

How do you wear it straight and slouchy? Like this! All you need is a pencil skirt, a slouchy top, and either heels or chunky boots. Note: flats don’t really work as well with this look. Elevation sets off that straight and slouchy look perfectly!

What I love about this look is mixing textures, fabrics, prints and colours. Team a sequin skirt with a simple sweatshirt or slouchy T-shirt. These three looks show off this look to perfection.

On the far left, a brilliant print skirt teamed with a simple white knit (£69 & £85, French Connection), in the middle bold clashing prints work brilliantly together for a bold look (top, £29.99, skirt, £29.99, H&M), and on the right a gorgeous winter knit, looks Arctic-beautiful with an ice cool blue sequin skirt (£90 & £125, French Connection).

straught and slouchy models If you want a preppy look, add boots or Mary Jane T-bar shoes, geek glasses and a scarf to this Hogwarts sweatshirt (£22.99, New Look) and plain grey skirt (£14.99, H&M).

stright and slouchy twoTartan, plaid, check – a key trend this season, whatever you call it. Mix it up with a plaid pencil skirt (£14.99, New Look), teamed with an embellished box-shape top (£29.99, H&M) for an edgier look.

straight and slouchy threeMixing textures and fabrics gives this look a brilliant straight and slouchy vibe. Team a bold patterned knit (£45, JOY) with a slinky silver pencil skirt (£26.99, New Look) for a day or night look, depending on how bold you are!

straight and slouchy oneThis cute black slogan knit (£29.99, New Look) is dressed up with a brilliant red lace pencil skirt (£tbc, Red Herring @ Debenhams)

straight and slouchy fourIf your pencil skirt is making the statement in this straight and slouchy look like this bold imitation leather floral print skirt (£42) from JOY, keep your top relaxed and simple like this purple sweatshirt (£29.95) from GAP

straight and slouchy fiveTake the sequin from the skirt (£40, Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams) and complement it with a touch of sequin in your top (£14.99, H&M) – but keep it casual!

straught and slouchySo, that’s how to wear your pencil skirt this season –  straight and slouchy, night and day!

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