A great floral pencil skirt is the perfect summer piece because it is colorful, confident, and oh-so-easy to wear. The best part of a structured pencil skirt is that it can transition flawlessly between work and play.
Of course, not every day can be spent drinking mojitos on the patio and sometimes you need to be able to do a quick costume change. I love that this outfit can be completely transformed just by adding a tailored blazer and a necklace. Slip into a pair of heels to finish your style update and you will be ready to wow.
Many women shy away from boldly patterned skirts, but have few qualms about wearing an equally bold dress. Although it is a lot of emphasis on your lower half, remember that by breaking up the pattern you better have the ability to define your body. The eye is drawn to the border of solid and pattern and with the addition of the belt, you are able to accentuate the small of your waist. While an all-over pattern is fantastic for helping the eye glide over trouble areas, a partial pattern just on the bottom helps to create an hourglass shape by embracing and highlighting your curves. Just make sure to tuck in your top so that all of the emphasis is on the waist. By tucking your top, you also ensure that your legs look as long as possible which leads to a fantastic silhouette.
Don't be afraid to play up the minor colors in the palette to create a stunning combination. While it would be easy to gravitate towards an orange or pink belt with this skirt, I love adding the pop of green because it feels so deliberate. It is the type of touch that makes your outfit seem thought out because it is not most people's first instinct.
In many friend groups, women shop in similar stores because of either a limitation in access or a similarity in style so it is important to give your outfit an extra punch that makes it memorable instead of just another skirt that your friend passed by on the sale rack. Try something bold and your confidence will make your outfit a winner.