Today I am participating in Work it Wednesday and showing a pencil skirt worn 3 different ways.
I’ll be totally honest here- when I first became a stay at home mom, I wore sweats every day. It was so easy to just wear comfy, lounge type clothes all day.
However, I’d go to the grocery store or a playgroup and see moms that looked adorable and stylish and I would feel insecure.
That was when I decided I was going to put some effort into my look. I was tired of looking and feeling frumpy.
I felt a bit weird getting dressed up when all I was doing was running errands. But after a while, I started to enjoy creating outfits- and I enjoyed the way I felt put together when I was out and about.
So if you’re stuck in a rut and needing some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Hopefully you will find some tips and suggestions on how to update your wardrobe and how to wear your clothes no matter where you are going!
Here are my different outfits using a brown pencil skirt as a base:
I’ve paired it first with a white tank, and then added this pink ruffled cardigan and a belt.
The next look is my favorite. Here I’ve paired the skirt with a crisp white button down layered over a tank and my leopard belt. It’s so simple and so classic and I love it.
Be sure to invest in a good white shirt- this one is wrinkle free fabric from Brooks Brothers, which I love! This is a classic piece that I will wear for years.
Isn’t it interesting to compare how much longer my legs look when the shirt is tucked in (middle picture) as opposed to with the cardigan (on left). Amazing!
The third look is with a denim shirt and brown braided belt. This is a much more casual version, perfect for someone who doesn’t want to seem too dressy!
Skirt: Nordstrom, Cardigan: J Crew, White Shirt: Brooks Brothers, Denim Shirt: Martin and Osa, Boots: DSW, Leopard Belt: Target, Braided Belt: American Eagle