The Perfect Skirt for Your 9-9

By on May 27, 2014
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If there’s one thing I love most about warmer weather it’s being able to wear skirts, and this season there are so many hot styles to choose from. You could wear a different skirt everyday of the summer and have completely different outfits and style choices; that’s how versatile they are! However, a lot of people have trouble finding the perfect skirt that suits their all-day needs, so here is how to pick the perfect skirt for your 9am to 9pm!


Skirt: Calvin Klein

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  1. A lot of office etiquette dictates that you can’t wear sleeveless shirts or peep toe shoes, and that you have to wear a blouse. The perfect skirt for that kind of office setting is a knee-length black pencil skirt. This is a classic and a staple in most women’s closets, along with a white blouse and matching blazer, and you can never go wrong with these pieces. If you have to be conservative in this way, add a lightweight colourful scarf and bold coloured bag for the office.

Blouse: Mexx

Blazer: Calvin Klein

Scarf: Lord & Taylor

Pumps: Aldo

Satchel: Fossil

  1. Exchange the blazer and scarf for a statement necklace and bangle, and swap the black pumps for white strappy ones for a perfect after-5 look.

Necklace: Club Monaco

Bangle: Tristan

Heels: AMIClubwear

  1. For a more casual look, pair the pencil skirt with flat sandals, a denim jacket, and a flowy top to offset the tightness of the skirt. A slouchy tote completes the look. Perfect for running around the city on your day off.

Top: Topshop

Denim Jacket: H&M

Sandals: J. Crew

Tote: Cold Picnic via Urban Outfitters


Skirt: Target

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  1. For a more laidback workplace, try a fun Aztec print skirt. Though keep it simple on top with a three-quarter length sleeve black blouse and on the bottom with a pair of tan wedges.

Blouse: Vero Moda

Watch: Kate Spade New York

Wedges: Aldo

Tote: Topshop

  1. For post-work shenanigans, a moto jacket will add a bit of edge (or if it’s too hot out, a moto vest), with sleek sandals and a bold lip.

Leather Jacket: Club Monaco

Sandals: Kapa via Topshop

Lipstick: Sephora; Nars Heatwave

  1. For a fun weekend look, choose a bralette and fedora. Trade in the work tote for a clutch for an ultra chic vibe.

Bralette: Moto via Topshop

Hat: J. Crew

Sandals: Nine West

Clutch: Topshop

Business Casual

Skirt: Forever 21

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  1. Some workplaces are in between the two extremes above. You still need to dress respectable and modest, but there’s some wiggle room that allows you to have a bit of fun and creativity. This seafoam pencil skirt is the perfect balance of appropriate and chic. Pairing it with a basic t-shirt of the same colour will make it look like a dress, and adding a coloured blazer is great for this kind of workplace. Also these gorgeous pink ankle strap heels still have a closed toe (office appropriate), but still allow you to show off your stylish side.

Top: H&M

Blazer: Dorothy Perkins

Heels: Call It Spring

Satchel: Michael Michael Kors

  1. To transition this daytime look to something a little more relaxed at night, ditch the blazer and add an embellished belt.

Heels: B Brian Atwood

Belt: Miss Selfridge

  1. A laidback look for this skirt would be to pair it with a graphic T, flats, and aviators. A crossbody bag also adds to the relaxed, casual look.

Top: American Eagle Outfitters

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Flats: Vince Camuto

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff



Robyn Emer

About Robyn Emer

I have a degree in Business and Entrepreneurship, but my true passion is fashion and so I am currently earning a certificate in Fashion Styling. Carrie Bradshaw is my spirit animal. I love shopping, writing and blogging about fashion, and anything sci-fi.

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