Dressed up Fridays: How to style a pencil skirt

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By Wei Yeen Loh

Dressed up Fridays: How to style a pencil skirt

As April is the month we’re dedicating to celebrate our inner #BossGirl, we take boardroom-dressing to a whole new level this Friday. Pencil skirts are a formal yet feminine way of channeling your power woman status, here’s how you can do it:


Put away stuffy collared, button-down shirts this Friday and go with a contemporary silhouette such as this charming bell-sleeve cady top from Roksanda. Those dramatic sleeves are really all you need to make your power-dressing ensemble stand out.

Shop: Roksanda Truffaut stretch cady top

The skirt of the hour is an intriguing contrast of all sorts: Pastel pink and leather? Bring it. This pencil skirt from Scanlan Theodore is really the embodiment of going against the grain. Who says pencil skirts always need to be black and boring?

Shop: Scanlan Theodore leather pencil skirt

Complement your navy and pastel pink getup with these pretty ear accessories from Aurélie Bidermann. A cluster of sapphire stones are encased within a glass case drop attached with 18kt-yellow gold winding hooks for a modern touch to your look.

Shop: Aurélie Bidermann earrings

Power dressing doesn’t always have to be monochromatic and/or minimalistic. This snazzy animal-print clutch from Givenchy is just the statement accessory you need to elevate your outfit. How does one resist bold leopard print in the form of calf leather anyway?

Shop: Givenchy Iconic Print leather clutch 

Can you tell we’re all about matchy colours this week? Go for a leg-lengthening effect with Tom Ford’s embellished python pumps in a lovely blush hue. Any darker choice of footwear might be too jarring to pair with your skirt, and we love how the label’s signature padlock and key spruce up an otherwise boring pair of pumps.

Shop: Tom Ford embellished python pumps

Busy running around all day for back-to-back meetings? We recommend going with a waterproof and smudge-proof eyeliner to bring out your peepers, such as Chanel’s Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliner. Remember to have fun in your beauty game in subtle ways, such as using a brilliant shade of blue to define your eyes.

Shop: Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner


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