I’ve been really attracted to this silhouette lately: a high-waisted, narrow, pencil skirt with structural, boxy tops.
I’m sure that there are a ton of publications saying that specific body types “shouldn’t” wear this silhouette, but I really encourage you to consider that as garbage, and to just wear whatever you want. Some of the most beautiful tops come in silk, structural, straight shapes and regardless of my shape, I want to wear them!
I bring up the body type thing because magazines always say that this is the best style for gals who are more broad up top, or are short in the “curves” department… (the boxy shape balances out a “thicker” waist, the pencil skirt shows off slim legs, etc, etc…) Why should they have all the fun?
Structured, Boxy Tops & Pencil Skirts
There’s something really easy and comfortable looking about this shape. There is definitely a reason that 2/3+ of these pencil skirts are jersey… It’s obviously the most comfortable fabric ever, and I don’t imagine I’ll be walking in heels like I have to pee if there’s a jersey pencil skit instead of a rigid wool one. I feel super luxe whenever I wear a silk top, though… Plus, the juxaposition between a casual-esque pencil skirt and a silky, luxurious boxy top sounds like a contrast I’m definitely interested in.