How to Wear a Polka Dot Pencil Skirt in Any Season

The beauty of a polka dot pencil skirt is that you don’t tend to associate it with a season.  For example, with boots you immediately think “fall,” but a polka dot pencil skirt is a piece that seems to transcend seasons.  Excellent piece for your closet.  
Today I’ve compiled a collection of ways I’ve worn my black and white polka dot pencil skirt year round.

Spring – Somehow pinks and yellows seem very “spring” to me, and that’s exactly when I wore this outfit.  I’ve also worn it with a white top and bright yellow cardigan which felt very springy too, but I’m too lazy to hunt down that picture.  (It was quite long ago.)  

Summer – I paired it with a vibrant green and a strip of neon for summer.  I threw on some tan shoes rather than black or a dark color to keep the outfit feeling upbeat.  And of course, bare arms!
Winter – Layered with a long-sleeved shirt, sweater cardigan, and tights.  You could also do a sweater rather than a cardigan, which is another way I plan to wear this skirt this coming winter.  

Fall #1 – This look is more for the transition between summer and fall rather than in the thick of fall.  It’s not too far off from the spring and summer looks, but with longer sleeves and a more “fall” color, maroon.  
Fall #2 – I don’t know what says “fall” more than a chambray top and boots!  Haha.  This is a simple way to wear a polka dot pencil skirt in the fall, and I love it!

I think my favorite are the fall ones.  Do you have a favorite?
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Sorry, to all you non-pencil skirt wearers.  I tried to look for affordable, cute non-pencil polka dot skirts, but I only liked the one shown above, number four.  I’ll keep being on the lookout!  

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    Clothes and Creativity
    October 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Audrey, I really like the multiple outfits you created around a polka dot pencil skirt. I have an A line Black and White polka dot skirt that I love wearing with different coloured tops. In case you want to have a look, you can see here:



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    Tracie S
    October 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I love all of these looks! I debated buying the polka dot skirt at Old Navy and now wish I had!

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    October 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    There is nothing better than a wardrobe piece that can be worn many different ways! Thanks for this great post! Susan

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    [email protected]
    October 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Hi! I LOVE your spring look…definitely my fave!! Hmmm….I'll need to check the thrift racks for polka dots. 🙂


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    Inge Jane
    October 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Love these! Great inspiration for my own polka dot pencil skirt!

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    Andi Smith
    October 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Great looks! I wear my polka dot skirt all the time. It's my oldest closet item and still a favorite. I really need to find a replacement before mine completely falls apart!

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    October 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Love the polka dot skirt. Gorgeous. I have one that I need to wear more often. Great post.


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    October 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    The chambray top and boots are my favorite look but they're all good!

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    Anna Wegner
    October 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Cute ideas. 🙂 I love that skirt!

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    October 15, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    This is such a great post! I don't have a polka dot skirt but I do have a houndstooth skirt that I could remix in a similar way! Thank you!

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    Nina Piccini
    October 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Loving all of these styles! Must get more patterned pencils!!

    xo, Nina


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    Vicki Wilde
    October 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    This shirt is a perfect all-year piece! I love the way you styled it for all the seasons.

    <3 Vicki

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    Red Reticule
    October 16, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Great post! I love inspiring ideas how you can wear more pieces than you think all year round.

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    October 16, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Great post! I was just talking about my need for a perfect polka dot pencil skirt on my blog the other day. Saving this post for when I do find that perfect skirt 🙂

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    Autumn Rosenbaum
    October 16, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Love the winter look!

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    October 16, 2013 at 4:59 am

    I bought a polka dot skirt from Target a few months ago, and it has quickly become a closet staple! My favorites are the spring and summer looks. 🙂

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    October 16, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Love all the looks and thank you for reminding to use my neglected polka dot skirt 🙂


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    October 16, 2013 at 6:53 am

    You inspire me so much. I'm leaving my appartement soon and France in about 8 months for a very long trip around the world. So, my priority is not about adjusting the content of my closet. But, I try to make the best of it. And thanks of you, I getting better at that 🙂

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    October 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you…and THANK YOU. For one, I always love how you help make things more wearable. And two, I have that identical skirt and it hangs in the back of my closet. In the summer, I can never seem to pair it with any color but navy or white. Yet, it always seems too 'summery', here when the weather gets blustery in Michigan. Now you've give new life to it.

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    October 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    nice blog darling! follow you!

    pls follow me :33

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    Stephanie Benton
    October 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I love these posts! They give me such motivation! I just started my own blog girl, did you do your own design on blogger or hire someone? take a peek @ mine

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    Lauren O'Neill
    October 17, 2013 at 5:58 am

    I think the skirt looks best with your maroon top. Such a great combination! Maybe it's because darker colors like maroon look terrific on you? Love when you do these posts!

    Exploring My Style

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    October 17, 2013 at 11:45 am

    i love every single one of these outfits 🙂

    following you now on gfc,maybe you want to do the same? 🙂

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    October 18, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I love how we can see how your hair has changed with these photos. The outfits are great too!

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