Trend Alert: Pencil Skirts

Trend alert: pencil skirts

Kim Kardashian pencil skirt

The ladylike trend is perennial favourite and this season is no different. This time around, however, we’ve swapped the summer peplums and pretty florals for a decidedly sexier look. Think a printed pencil skirt topped with a chunky knit for the cooler days, while warm nights call for a skin-baring cropped top teamed with a high-waisted body con. The look is all about the archetypal sexy secretary but minus the clichés – instead it’s all strappy sandals, wet-look hair and cuts in everything from leather to leopard. And, when in doubt, just channel your inner Dita Von Teese.

printed pencil skirts

Here are our top 7 picks:

Carven Printed Skirt, £360, from
The Zebra print is a fresh take on the animal trend, style it like the Carvern runway show with soft pastels.

Topshop sequin skirt, £250

This pink sequin number is bang on trend and perfect for the holiday season, team it with a low key tee and pointed stillettos for a laid back party look.

Peter Pilotto Arrow Marble-Print Pencil Skirt, £591,
This skirt is simply a work of art and guaranteed to turn heads.

Elizabeth and James Pencil Skirt, £300,
The delicate lace gives this pencil skirt a girly glam feel. A great wedding wardrobe staple.

Neil Barret from

This skirt is a perfect office staple and the asymmetrical cut is not only on-trend, but also makes it easier to sit down (major bonus points there).

Kardashian Kollection Animal Zip Pencil Skirt, £40,
There’s a fine line between trendy and trashy… Make sure you team this leopard print with something a little looser up top (like a caramel sweater or spaghetti strap cami).

Topshop Check Jacquard Pencil Skirt, £42,
The snug fit stops this plaid print from looking too kilt-like.

Kimberlee Oo

Kimberlee is an Australian writer who gave up the reality to follow her dreams...Originally from Sydney, now living in Paris. Kimberlee spends her days writing, styling and eating croissants.