Style Tips: 3 Ways to Wear a Polka Dot Pencil Skirt

One item that I totally miss from my closet is my polka dot pencil skirt.  I bought it not knowing how much use I’d get out of it, and it continues to surprise me with the different ways it can be styled, the different seasons I can wear it in, and the different occasions I can wear it for.

It’s been hard to find good polka dot pencil skirt options (with the exception of one at Target last year), but I found a fantastic navy/white one that’s currently on sale!

Below I show 3 ways to style a polka dot pencil skirt, and you can see the ways I’ve worn it here for even more ideas, including styling it for different seasons.


Outfit 1 – Casual
I LOVE pairing a graphic tee with a pencil skirt!  When I realized this was a possibility, it totally gave pencil skirts a new life for me.  Whereas I once thought pencil skirts should be reserved for formal or professional occasions I saw that they could totally be worn in a casual manner.
This tee is adorable and can be worn under a blazer with skinny jeans for another chic casual look!  But for the pencil skirt I paired it with some colorful sandals and a satchel.  (And I FINALLY ordered the satchel for myself after using it so many times in these kind of posts!)

Shop Outfit #1:
Tee: J.Crew Factory
Skirt: J.Crew Factory
Bag: Forever 21 (comes in green and yellow; cute coral and white versions here)
Sandals: Old Navy

*NOTE: Forever 21 has free shipping on orders over $21 right now!


Outfit 2 – Office/Work
There are tons of tops to pair with this skirt for work, but I chose a blouse that is slightly more relaxed and in a bright color so that it doesn’t feel stuffy.  I added a bracelet with a little bling to it, but nothing too crazy, and kept the rest of the accessories basic for a cleaner look.  
This top is a great option that can be worn to work or paired with jeans or shorts for a casual look.  I love the bright color!
Shop Outfit #2:
Top: LOFT
Bag: Nordstrom
Shoes: Old Navy
Bracelet: Target


Outfit 3 – Going Out
If it isn’t obvious by now I like going out looks that lean towards casual.  I paired the skirt with a great aqua top.  You can really pair this skirt with any color since it’s navy and navy is a neutral.  That’s one reason this skirt is so versatile!
Anyway, with the top and skirt combo you could actually easily turn it into a work look with a cardigan or blazer.  But for going out I added accessories like a fancy statement necklace and a brightly colored clutch.  To keep it more casual I went for a metallic sandal with a very low heel.  The necklace pulls together the shine from the metallic sandal as well as the yellow in the clutch for a chic but not over-the-top look for going out!  
Shop Outfit #3:
Top: Target (comes in 6 colors and is on super sale!)
Necklace: Target
Shoes: Target

See why I love this piece?  I never thought I’d say a polka dot pencil skirt would be one of my closet staples, but it’s totally proved itself!
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