Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. Class to Night Out focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.
One of my favorite things about interning this summer (besides the valuable work experience) is finally getting to wear all the cute, professional “big girl” outfits I’ve been dreaming of since I was little. (What? I watched The West Wing a lot.)
The downside? Making those outfits acceptable for post-work activities is not exactly simple. If you’re the girl wearing a black two-piece suit and pearls to go sight-seeing in the city with your non-intern friends, you will look like a weirdo (and a sweaty weirdo at that), so versatile pieces are a must – especially in the summertime!
That’s why this week I’ll be showing you one of my favorite work-and-play staples, the striped pencil skirt. These babies are little more youthful than your garden variety pencil skirts, but still look super-polished for the office. Whether or not you’re working this summer, you’re going to want one anyway once you see how I’ve styled one for day and night:
Striped Pencil Skirt: Class
There’s nothing better than an outfit that’s simultaneously polished and casual, so for a fun, slightly eclectic daytime look, pair your skirt with an oversized graphic tee and chunky black gladiator sandals. Grab a minty green bag for an extra pop of color, and accessorize with fun, casual bracelets, like a leather wrap and a string of lavender beads. Complete the look with a pair of funky spiked earrings.
Striped Pencil Skirt: Night Out
For a look that’s perfect for both the office and a glamorous evening out, pair your skirt with a collarless white blouse. You’ll look professional and sophisticated, but will still have a youthful vibe. Add a black belt for extra definition at the waist, then grab a pair of black and white t-strap pumps for a girly, yet retro feel. Try a bright red clutch for a fun pop of color, and complete the ensemble with pretty, but not overpowering silver jewelry, like dangly earrings and a geometric ring.
How often do you wear pencil skirts? How would you style this skirt? Be sure to let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments, and what other pieces you’d like to see featured on Class to Night Out!