With back to school around the corner, I have been on the hunt for budget-friendly pieces like this pencil skirt from Target to remix. It comes in a several color options, like plum and mustard, and seems like a steal for $19.99 online. The fabric is a ponte knit, which means figure-flattering, comfortable wear. How could you remix this piece?
Outfit idea - Quirky prep
Try mixing casual with professional, like a pencil skirt and chambray shirt. For a day at the office or internship, add a pair of smart shoes like these wedges from Old Navy. You could also swap them with boots for a more casual look. To make the outfit even a little more quirky, add an unexpected accessory like these gold kitty earrings from Dorothy Perkins. Classic pieces can always be played up with quirky, unexpected accessories.
Outfit idea - Polished in print
Sometimes life calls for a more dressy outfit, whether you're at work, interning or heading to a classy event. Since a pencil skirt is so classic, it's easy to dress it up for a special occasion. Try adding a bold print top, like this peplum number from H&M. Heels are always a favorite, but opting for comfortable flats can be a smart option if you're going to be on your feet all day or night. Bright accessories and a roomy bag could easily polish off the look.
Outfit idea - Casual, yet classic
On the other hand, a pencil skirt can be dressed down for day-to-day outfits as well. For heading to class, for shopping or catching a movie with friends. Try tucking in a favorite basic tee and adding a denim jacket, like this cropped version from Dorothy Perkins. Keep it seasonally appropriate with flats or sandals, or add a pair of boots like this classic pair of riding boots from JC Penny. I'd add a scarf, chunky necklace, or pretty pendant to polish off the look for a day of classes and meetings.
One budget-friendly skirt remixed 3 different ways. And you could certainly find more combinations with tights, especially as the weather gets cooler. How would you remix a classic pencil skirt?