It’s official: spring has arrived and summer is right on its heels. The rising temps are the first sign to up your skirt game as you can finally put those long pants away and prep your perfectly pedicured toes to make an appearance. The spring staple that we’ve been filling our closets with for both work and play is the modern pencil skirt. They brimmed on the spring 2015 runways in various patterns, cuts and patterns.
One of the best trend pairings seen on the runways was the sheer pencil skirt with briefs. Cute, playful and fun, this style Tibi included in their spring 2015 collection, was made for all the outdoor festivals and concerts that will be filling your calendar this summer. This glam little version from Mustard Seed won’t let you down.
If lace wasn’t enough to prove pencil skirts have plenty of shelf life outside the office, the modern metallic styles are a great addition to your night out wardrobe. Jason Wu‘s slinky style in navy left an impression in his spring 2015 collection. The fresh nautical color paired with shimmering fabric is a chic alternative to basic black. We love the idea of pairing this Louche Larue style with a lightweight top for your next girls night.
Forget pin stripes and plaid – nothing pops as well on a pencil skirt than a bold and colorful pattern. Milly often brings on the pattern game in their spring/summer collections and 2015 was no exception. The primary-colored display on their pencil skirts had us running to find our own version. The bright and cheery floral pattern on Lulumari‘s version made us smile for our closet’s sake and for our wallet.
Now that spring is here, don’t be quick to put away all your cold weather fabrics. Lightweight suede or leather pieces can get just as much mileage in the warmer months. Designers proved that point with chic suede skirts that paired perfectly with the silk and sheer pieces that are eponymous with the season. Jill Stuart’s office-friendly ensemble proved that one or two spring suede skirts can keep you out of the summer fabric blahs. Halston Heritage‘s gorgeous camel version adds a playful ruffle and doesn’t skimp on the chic.
1. Lace Pencil Skirt
Runway: Tibi Spring 2015 RTW
Real Way: Mustard Seed Lace Pencil Skirt, now $39.99
2. Metallic Skirt
Runway: Jason Wu Spring 2015 RTW
Real Way: Louche Larue Leather Look Pencil Skirt, now $23.56
3. Pop Art Print Skirt
Runway: Milly Spring 2015 RTW
Real Way: Lulumari Pop Floral Pencil Skirt, now $34.99
4. Spring Suede Skirt
Runway: Jill Stuart Spring 2015 RTW
Real Way: Halston Heritage Draped Suede Skirt, $595
– Alia Rajput
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