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|11 Oct|5 mins

Wear Now: Denim Pencil Skirts

In an indigo kind of mood.
Olivia Drake
11 Oct
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Denim is the ultimate shape-shifter. It may be a rugged texture but the indigo appeal manages to mutate each season into our most rotated daily essentials. Like a glass of Malbec, our jean collections only get better with age – and that extends to the denim skirt pile too. Lately the sartorial flavour catching our eye is a more feminine mood. Hinting to another 00s throwback. Pencil skirts and A-frame silhouettes are getting a blue upgrade making them the ideal staple for on or off-duty wear.

We’re not giving too much away these days. Just a glimpse of skin is in. Maybe as an aftershock from a decade of mini thigh-hugging designs. We’re no stranger to the ankle biter jean and the skirts are just as hungry. In a more refined twist, the ankle has become a modern erogenous zone. Grazed by a denim hem is a cult street symbol of cool. Where the denim pencil skirt has been seen from all lengths ranging downwards from the knee, the sartorial look we want to copy is a little longer than most (think a tiny bit of shin) and kinda slouchy like our boyfriend jeans. Teamed with a leather jacket, black tights and dad sneakers. This has 21st century woman written all over it. An elevated edge. Let’s not forget the importance of a perfectly placed slit in the middle making for an equally erotic and functional detail (penguin waddle-free).

On a more general note for skirt accompaniments, the double denim trend is still circulating. Will we ever tire of it? We think not. Ombre blends of light sky-coloured button-ups and belted deep blue bottoms are totally appropriate for casual or creative workplace vibes. If you are wanting to feel more like a lady of leisure than girl boss shift your pencil straight to an A-frame flow. Matched with a loose-fitting tee and strappy heel this look says strong yet graceful. It’s the tomboy’s dream flirtation with womanly shapes. Quick takeaways to highlight are combos that juxtapose the masculine and feminine. Oversized. Channel an Alexa Chung attitude. And long, very long to coincide with our long daylight hours we can now soak up.

Advice
|11 Oct|5 mins

Wear Now: Denim Pencil Skirts

In an indigo kind of mood.
Olivia Drake
11 Oct
Share:

Denim is the ultimate shape-shifter. It may be a rugged texture but the indigo appeal manages to mutate each season into our most rotated daily essentials. Like a glass of Malbec, our jean collections only get better with age – and that extends to the denim skirt pile too. Lately the sartorial flavour catching our eye is a more feminine mood. Hinting to another 00s throwback. Pencil skirts and A-frame silhouettes are getting a blue upgrade making them the ideal staple for on or off-duty wear.

We’re not giving too much away these days. Just a glimpse of skin is in. Maybe as an aftershock from a decade of mini thigh-hugging designs. We’re no stranger to the ankle biter jean and the skirts are just as hungry. In a more refined twist, the ankle has become a modern erogenous zone. Grazed by a denim hem is a cult street symbol of cool. Where the denim pencil skirt has been seen from all lengths ranging downwards from the knee, the sartorial look we want to copy is a little longer than most (think a tiny bit of shin) and kinda slouchy like our boyfriend jeans. Teamed with a leather jacket, black tights and dad sneakers. This has 21st century woman written all over it. An elevated edge. Let’s not forget the importance of a perfectly placed slit in the middle making for an equally erotic and functional detail (penguin waddle-free).

On a more general note for skirt accompaniments, the double denim trend is still circulating. Will we ever tire of it? We think not. Ombre blends of light sky-coloured button-ups and belted deep blue bottoms are totally appropriate for casual or creative workplace vibes. If you are wanting to feel more like a lady of leisure than girl boss shift your pencil straight to an A-frame flow. Matched with a loose-fitting tee and strappy heel this look says strong yet graceful. It’s the tomboy’s dream flirtation with womanly shapes. Quick takeaways to highlight are combos that juxtapose the masculine and feminine. Oversized. Channel an Alexa Chung attitude. And long, very long to coincide with our long daylight hours we can now soak up.

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