Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Possess the Pencil Skirt

The pencil skirt is popping up in every store this season - you will find daring prints (tropical, floral, Aztec, stripes...), this seasons hot hues from sorbet shades to black and white. Whether you're looking for a trendsetter or a classic style the pencil skirt promises to hug your figure, it will caress your curves and create a sexy feminine shape even for those with a straight silhouette. Don't fear the pencil skirt! Once you know how to balance your figure you will love the skirts flexibility, add more tailoring for the office, statement accessories and sheer fabrics for sexy Saturday nights, tuck in a cotton tee for everyday wear.

Inspiring Trends

Black and White
Black and white jungle print skirt, €68, www.topshop.co.uk

Print worn with Print
Tropical top, €46, tropical pencil skirt, €52, Warehouse

Colour Blocking
Top €32, Skirt €26, Bag €30, Next

Covet Chanel
Yellow lace top €24.99, Collarless white contrast trim cardigan €29.99, Zebra print waist belt €4.99, Pastel pink pencil skirt €24.99, Cream envelope clutch bag €14.99, Black court shoes €39.99, New Look

Ok time for some tips to shape your new pencil skirt silhouette. If you are curvier around your hips, thighs and bum then add some volume to your upper half with statement sleeves like the petal sleeve top from Penneys (below). Or try a Chanel inspired cardi with shoulder pads, featuring highly on the highstreet. Straight shaped ladies lacking curves should team up with a structured top boasting spring/summer's favourite detail - the peplum. Check out the red style below from Dunnes Stores or Next's green lace version above. Possess a figure that's heavier on top (large boobs and/or broad shoulders)? then wear a darker colour on top and play with pattern for your skirt. Also look for deep v-necklines which will slim your shoulders and boobs.

Petal sleeve tee, €13, Penneys

South simple blouse, €29, www.littlewoods.ie

Savida peplum top, €28, Dunnes Stores
As always if there is anything you would like to see featured in our blog or specific tips you would like covered please email elainemscully@gmail.com

Elaine xx

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