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Fashion Week Street Style Pencil Skirt Trend

The NYFW Style Crowd Takes the Pencil Skirt Beyond the 9-to-5

Pencil skirts may just be the new miniskirts, as evidenced by the crew of street-style pros and celebs taking to the New York Fashion Week scene with a fresh spin on the once-office staple. Truth be told, we used to associate our pencil skirts with the corporate set, the obligatory buy when a "business casual" dress code is enforced. Now we're embracing the more feminine, polished silhouette — which makes juxtapositions with a slouchy tee or edgy leather jacket all the more striking. The proof is all right here — trendsetters and insiders who've traded stem-baring minis for body-conscious, but entirely sophisticated, pencil skirts that they've styled up every which way from the very minimalist to the athletic inspired.

A few of our favorite street stylers' takes on the trend.
Just keep reading for more trendspotting and styling tips to outfit the look on your own.


The celebrity set, like (from left to right) Mandy Moore, Jamie Chung, and Allison Williams also showed off the pencil — working it in rich fabrications and moody leather hues, perfect for Fall. Here's how you can channel the sophisticate-cum-cool ensemble on your own:

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Sherrilee Sherrilee 3 years
I like the pencil skirt because you can dress it up with a blazer or wear it casual with a sweater.  I have a few but have to find one that;s just the right fit.  One is a little bit loose, one a little bit tight.  The pencil skirt has been in as long as I can remember and will always be in.
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