The Colorful Pencil Skirt

 Skirt:  Express, similar "Stretch Cotton Pencil Skirt" in mardi gras, $59.90 at Express here
Blouse:  Express, similar Tinley Road "Button-Down Striped Shirt" in striped, $37.99 (on sale!) at Piperlime here
Sweater:  Express, similar "Marled V-Neck Sweater" in gray, $59.90 (buy 1 get 1 for $29.90) at Express here
Heels:  Pour La Victoire "Haya," similar Kate Spade "Karolina" pump in gray snake, $328 at Nordstrom here or Franco Sarto "Cicero" pump in pewter metallic snake, $55.54 at Amazon here
Ring: "Venetian Collection" design bar in spotted sky, $39 at Bijoulee here and "Curve" ring base, $69 at Bijoulee here

I flipped through my J Crew November Style Guide this weekend for some outfit ideas, and the photo below was my inspiration for today's outfit.  I love this color combo, but subbed my Express green pencil skirt (please excuse the wrinkles) for the green capris.  A colorful pencil skirt is a great fall trend that can easily brighten up your winter work wardrobe, and you can keep your top and shoes neutral so that you don't raise too many eyebrows in the office.

(Photo courtesy of The J Crew Archives here)

Check out my save and splurge picks for colorful pencil skirts below:

 Left: Save on the "Welt Pocket Pencil Skirt" in mars red, also available in aspen green, celestial blue, and desert sand, $59.90 at Express here
Middle: Save on the "High-Waist Pegged Pencil Skirt" in green, also available in red and magenta, $19.99 (on sale!) at the Limited here
Right: Save on the Pim + Larkin "Brigid Pencil Skirt" in lemon curry, $39.50 at Piperlime here

 Left: Splurge on the "No 2 Pencil Skirt" in double-serge wool in vivid jade, also available in festival blue, spicy gold, dark poppy, mauve blush, and hthr carbon, $98 (on sale!) at J Crew here
Middle:  Splurge on the BCBGMAXAZRIA "Color-Block Pencil Skirt" in plumberr-sangria combo, also available in black-teal combo, $168 at Lord & Taylor here
Right:  Splurge on the Trina Turk "Remy" skirt in tangerine, also available in hyper pink, sparrow, and black, $168 at Trina Turk here

Would you wear a bright pencil skirt to the office?  If so what color do you (or would you like to) own?

Thanks for reading!


  1. In warm weather, the sky is the limit, and I'll wear any color except yellow (it just looks awful against my skin tone). In winter, I stick to darker hues.

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

  2. Very cute, I love that shade of green :)


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