One Item, Five Fashionable Ways: Five Colored Pencil Skirt Outfits

Pencil Skirt OutfitsIn this week’s One Item, Five Fashionable Ways I am putting five colored pencil skirt outfits together using this
Ann Taylor Cotton Sateen High Waist Pencil Skirt
.  This skirt was not chosen by me.  Instead, I hosted a contest on my Facebook Page letting all my subscribers suggest pieces for me to feature.  The highest voted item won, and this skirt was the winner.

I’m actually glad this skirt won because it’s exactly the type of item a woman purchases to change things up in her wardrobe, but, when she gets it home, she finds herself confused as to what to do with it.  It is my hope that you’ll get some inspiration with the pencil skirt outfits I put together below.

If you’re new to this series, each week I choose and item (or in this case, a piece gets nominated for me) to style five different ways with the intention of teaching you how to maximize the use of the clothing in your wardrobe in a mix-and-match way.  To read past entries on this topic you can click here.

Okay, on to the five outfits using this one skirt.  For shopping information on all items, simply click the images.

Five Colored Pencil Skirt Outfits

Look #1- Make Others Green with Envy

One Item, Five Fashionable Ways Look 1
Emerald Green is a great color to pair with the aqua skirt color.  Here I chose this great sleeveless top and bag in the bright green.  With the intention of these posts to help you learn to build off your existing wardrobe, you may notice that the necklace used here, that pulls the two colors together, is the exact same necklace from last week’s One Item, Five Fashionable Ways.  In addition, I’ve also used the cardigan pictured here in last week’s post, as well as featured it in a post from three weeks ago.   Lastly, with all the brights going on in this outfit, a soft tan wedge finishes the look without pulling focus.


Look #2- Printed Peasant Blouse
One Item, Five Fashionable Ways- Look 2


 Another way to wear this skirt is to look for printed tops that pick up the aqua shade of the skirt.  Here I chose an abstract peasant blouse that can be worn out, tucked in or even belted.  To further bring the aqua in, I chose a complementary necklace and the grey shoes were chosen as a softer option over black.  Lastly, the white handbag gives the outfit a fresher and lighter look.


Look #3- Colorblocked with Coral
One Item, Five Fashionable Ways- Look 3


A third way to wear this skirt would be to colorblock it.  In this case, you have to be willing to go bold.  When colorblocking, look for two complementary colors.  Orange and blue sit opposite each other on the color wheel and work well together when paired.  For a cleaner, more moden look, I chose a boatneck top and went with accessories that pulled in the two colors.  With coral being so trendy right now and such a versatile color, there is a good chance that you’ll get a lot of mileage from a bracelet in this shade.

Look #4- Accents of Black 

One item, Five Fashionable Ways- Look 4


Like Look #2, I chose a print that picks up the aqua shade in the skirt and also brings in the coral again.  With the black piping, an easy black cardigan and black heeled sandal brings the shade in while not being heavy or overpowering.  However, instead of styling this look with a black handbag, I chose the same white bag, also from Look #2 to keep it summery and fresh.  The earrings, also used in Look #3, further bring in the aqua and tie the whole outfit together.

Look #5- A White Blazer

One Item, Five Fashionable Ways- Look 5


If you’re not accident prone, a white blazer is a great staple to have in your summer wardrobe.  Not only is it summery, but it works well with all the colored and printed bottoms out there.  Here, I added a navy tank to the look and added an unexpected yellow shoe.  With the earrings that pick up all the colors, the shoes are unexpected while not looking out of place.  Lastly, that white bag works with yet another outfit.

This summer, enjoy all the color available to you at the stores, but, remember, don’t buy anything unless you know what to do with it!  I hope this week’s installment of this series helps you get some ideas on how to put colored pencil skirt outfits together!

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The skirt, that is.

  • KB

    Love them all~

  • TH

    Thanks. I have this skirt but have only worn it once becasue I couldn’t decide what to wear with it.

  • TH

    Thanks. I have this skirt but have only worn it once becasue I couldn’t decide what to wear with it.