With the arrival of Spring and the weather warming up (occasionally), I’ve started wearing open shoes to work. And showing a little bit of leg! Just a little bit. I’m only keen on wearing a couple of my longer pencil style skirts. I’m not ready to reveal any more than the lower calf area. The weather is not warm enough just yet!
Most of my work days require smart casual clothes so when I put on a pencil skirt with heels, I don’t necessarily feel like I have to choose a dressy / corporate top to go with it. I feel like dressing down on the top half. This is where the T-shirt comes in.
The T-shirt provides a relaxed look and feel which is a fun contrast to the structured formality of the pencil skirt. This is what I wore to work yesterday:
Skirt by Topshop, T-shirt by Glassons and shoes by Urban Soul at Myer.
While this skirt is not overly corporate, its style and cut makes it quite dressy. I added a blazer as an extra layer which provides another interesting contrast to the baggy T-shirt.
This Glassons T-shirt is quite long so I loosely tucked in the front section to give more waist definition. In the next outfit, I just folded the T-shirt under a few inches.
Skirt by Kelly & Port*, T-shirt by Glassons and shoes by Wittner.
Finally, I thought I’d try a more relaxed look to see if I could make the pencil skirt work even on my days off. Yep I’d wear this for a casual day. Maybe not for a picnic but I’d wear it
Skirt by Kelly & Port*, T-shirt by Trenery and sneakers by Kmart.
I’m really pleased with the discovery of this combination for those smart casual days. It’s always good to stretch your clothes’ abilities!!
If you’d like a few more tips on how to wear pencil skirts if you’re “blessed” with short legs like me, check out this post on you guessed it – Pencil Skirts and Short Legs.
*Item gifted to me for my editorial consideration.
Do you wear pencil skirts and T-shirts? What styles do you like to contrast in the same outfit?