First of all, do not forget to enter my amazing giveaway for a custom made Kenya L Designs Blazer. The contest ends on Dec 23 and right now the entries are very limited (translation=your chances of winning are quite good). I’m also relaxing the rules slightly… if you complete 2 out of the 3 eligibility requirements, you’ll be entered for the drawing. (See Animal Print, Peplum and a Giveaway post for additional details).
Now, with that bit of housekeeping out of the way…
Everyone loves an oldy but goody right? You know what I mean… There are just certain classic pieces that seem to remain wardrobe staples season after season. And while their popularity and position in the fashion world may ebb and flow slightly, somehow they continue to keep looking fresh. Enter the pencil skirt and the chambray shirt. Both classic pieces, and both getting loads of attention right now. I can’t seem to stop thinking about either of them so why not style the 2 together?
You know my love for the pencil skirt (see Latest Obsession: The Printed Pencil Skirt). It’s a simple yet classy style and the cut is very flattering on practically every body type. But I am also quickly becoming crazed with the chambray top too. It is an easy trend to wear and a perfect neutral. And there are so many styling options; layered underneath a crewneck sweater or sheath, worn open (almost as a cardigan) over a dress or pants, tucked in to a skirt, worn with colored pants or jeans, buttoned and belted over a dress or skirt. I could go on…. I think the point is that chambray is a easy way to add some contrast to an outfit.
I decided to pair my chambray top (tucked in) with a recent J. Crew pencil skirt purchase. This skirt is definitely multi- dimensional as is: great texture, beautiful print and an awesome hue. But with that, I still wanted to add another unexpected piece to it. I decided to wear this skirt high waisted as well and added a belt just for a little more separation between the 2 pieces. The blue suede shoes were purely for statement purposes — just to add a little funky edge!