Q&A: Transform Your Party Skirt Into an Office Staple

May 3rd, 2007

Q:  For a Christmas party this past December, I bought a beautiful black pencil skirt by Nanette Lepore.  I’d really like to be able to wear this skirt at other times of the year. What sort of tops could I wear with it to make it more office and season appropriate?

Silk Dot Print Blouse at Banana RepublicA:  Transform this party-appropriate skirt into a part of your work wardrobe by balancing the dressiness of the skirt with a more conservative top.

Try pairing the body-hugging skirt with a looser silhouette on top.   And because the pencil skirt hugs your curves, look for a top with either short or long sleeves–a sleeveless blouse with the pencil skirt feels more party than office appropriate.  Here’s three suggestions for you:

(Pictured) Silk Dot Print Blouse | $47.99 (sale) at Banana Republic
For a look that balances business and fashion, pair the silky skirt with a printed blouse. 

Isabel Pleated Tuxedo Shirt | $64 at J Crew
For a coquettish look, play up the dressiness of the skirt with a cap-sleeved tuxedo-front blouse.

Cotton/Linen Embroidered Tunic | $68 at Banana Republic
For a more casual (but still office appropriate) vibe, try a relaxed fit cotton tunic.

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  • 1. Rachel  |  May 4th, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Anthropologie also has a lot of cool, colorful dresses under $250 this season!

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