|Next time I try this outfit, I'll have Marcus tie my bow tie...haha I had no idea what I was doing, as you can tell.|
Denim Shirt: J.Crew Outlet $34
Bow tie: J.Crew (ebay) $Gift
Navy Pencil Skirt: Thrifted & Altered (Jones of New York) $4
Leather Heels: Nordstoms $Gift
Leather Belt: J.Crew Sale $18
Pearl (long necklace, turned bracelet) My mother's drawer...
ARE YOU READY FOR ANOTHER LESSON IN FASHION?
Here's a Tip. When wearing a pencil skirt, wear it at your natural waist line.
Do you know what that is?
It's the smallest part of your midsection, usually located near your belly button.
We have become a generation obsessed with hip-hugging and low rise apparel, but when you try and pull a pencil down across your hips it accentuates your widest part, instead of your smallest.
|This lady is tiny, |
but because of where her skirt hits,
she looks wider than she otherwise would.
It also creates this weird baggy crotch, muffin-top look, that well, isn't flattering.
Take a look:
While, admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of this skirt,
look at the difference the placement made!
Generally, pencil skirts just weren't designed to be worn low, so if you aren't comfortable wearing clothes a little higher, the pencil skirt is probably not for you.
***Exception to the Rule:
If you are really linear (i.e. your waist and hip don't really create a contour) you might be able to pull off a pencil worn low
Do You Agree or Disagree?
Seriously, you can fight me on this one if you want.