POPSUGAR Celebrity

Pencil These Skirts Into Your Shopping Agenda

Jul 25 2013 - 12:30pm

Postcollege, our moms tried to force us into pencil skirts — you know, for our transition to the "working world." Now, we're more likely to see them styled with vintage t-shirts on our favorite street-style stars [1] than in corporate America.

Sure, it has a lot to do with the Spring and Fall runways, where pencil skirts got a bold-faced makeover in graphic prints and leather. But we think it has more to do with fashion fixtures like Jenna Lyons, who's made the cool-girl riff on classic dressing so downright chic. Now, we want a pencil for every day of the week — and can you blame us? Done up in statement prints, lace, and a little sheer, these skirts are more fashion-girl than working-girl material.

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Part polished, part playful, we think this 3.1 Phillip Lim Foil Stripe Pencil Skirt [3] ($450) would look especially smart at the office with geeky specs and a button-down.

Don't let the bold print on this ASOS Pencil Skirt in Snake Effect Leather [4] ($161) intimidate you — just wear it with a t-shirt or a baggy sweater for a more low-key vibe.

With this high-impact printed Club Monaco skirt [5] ($140), you'll just need a solid button-down or tank to make a statement.

This Gibson & Latimer Lace Pencil Skirt [6] ($64) isn't just for special occasions — pare it down with a chambray button-down and a pair of strappy sandals for a casual date night.

We remember falling in love with Milly's Hologram Leather Edith Pencil Skirt [7] ($625) on the runway [8] — now it's yours to shop.

You might be surprised by how flattering the graphic print on this Pinko Floral Pencil Skirt [9] ($231) can be.

Tibi's Splotch Splatter Print Stretch Twill Pencil Skirt [10] ($235) is our kind of art.

A touch of leather and calf hair makes this DKNY Runway Irina Print Pencil Skirt [11] ($895) the most luxurious kind of pencil.

Madewell's printed pencil skirt [12] ($68) is finished in a unique batik print that's perfect for pairing with Summer sandals.

This isn't your schoolgirl plaid — with a touch of sheer, the Pixie Market Mesh Plaid Skirt [13] ($61) feels just a little sexy.

Topshop's Mesh Panel Pencil Skirt [14] ($50) has an effortlessly sexy vibe that's just the thing for a hot night out.

For something totally ladylike, reach for this French Connection Water Flower Pencil Skirt [15] ($108) — then juxtapose it with a vintage tee on top.

This Topshop White Lace Pencil Skirt [16] ($100) would look amazing with a pair of lace-up heels and a silky button-down.

All you need to finish this Balenciaga Jacquard Snake Pencil Skirt [17] ($704) off is a black t-shirt and pumps — easy, right?

Liven up this sleek Yigal Azrouel Leather Waisted Pencil Skirt [18] ($590) with a printed top for the office and beyond.

Trust Kenzo to make a pencil skirt [19] ($396) with a seriously eye-catching lightning bolt print.

Live out your Summer days in J.Crew Collection's Mai Tai Floral Skirt [20] ($258) with bare legs and colorful heels — then add black tights and ankle boots for Fall.

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