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Making Pencil Skirts Casual for the Weekend: Three Key Things to Know

Casual Clothes · You Pick Wednesday

You probably have at least one in your closet. A pencil skirt. An business office wardrobe staple for many of us. And they might get a lot of wear, too. I mean, we are at work more than we’re at home. Or, at least, it seems like that for me. But who wants to have two entirely separate wardrobes? One for work and one for play. I mean, that gets expensive! Which is why faithful reader Kelsey asked me how should could make her pencil skirts casual for the weekend.

Pencil Skirts Casual Outfits

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I collated 8 different casual pencil skirt looks that include what I consider to be the staple pieces in making your pencil skirts casual.

1. A loose-fitting, casual shirt.  Plain, patterned, striped, graphic, whatever. It needs to be casual and not super-tight.  T-shirts, sweatshirts or tank tops will all work for this purpose as long as they are loose and comfy.

2. Flat shoes. Sneakers are a great way to dress down your skirt but if you think that’s TOO casual then just flat sandals are a good way to go in the summer.

3. Casual outerwear. For work we tend to pair our pencil skirts with cardigans or blazers. For the weekend, though, jean jackets, utility jackets, or zip-up sweatshirts are the key making those pencil skirts casual.

So, what do you think? Would you wear any of these outfits?

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