While every girl may enjoy flirting with fashion – to varying degrees of success – here at Debenhams we think that when it comes to true style, there is no right or wrong.
In a fabulous age where vintage mixes with high-street and classic combines with the trends, we decided to have a little fun with fashion, giving two top bloggers a simple, classic, yet on-trend, black pencil skirt… and asked them to style it to suit.
Gemma from Gemsies Blog (left)
All of us think ‘office’ when we think of a black pencil skirt and the standard outfit would be combined with a white shirt. I’m really loving pencil skirts at the moment and this jersey style from Collection is extremely comfy and can be worn to many different occasions.
It has a subtle ridged style and is extremely flattering for pulling in the waist and skimming your hips. For this look I’ve paired it with a bright blue shirt, to give it a pop of colour and less of an office-style feel. I’ve also rolled up the sleeves and tied the front of the shirt instead of tucking it in, to give it more of a casual sense of style. No pencil skirt is complete without a belt so I’ve added this simple studded belt for some bling and to cinch in the waist slightly.
I really love the colours in this outfit and, to complete it, I would probably pair it with black wedges instead of court heels, just to steer away from the office feel.
Gemma from Big Girl’s Browse (right)
Black and blue used to be a big ‘no’ but this season it’s a big trend, so I wanted to give it a go for myself.
I teamed the skirt with a pintuck detail sleeveless blouse, with an embellished collar (buttoned right up to show off the detail) and added a blazer with a leather trim for warmth. Patent shoes with gold buckles bring out the gold triangle trim on the blouse.
Do you like the looks? How would you wear yours?