Business casual, my aunt fanny.
Hey, floating women, cool! It would be unfair to call a resurgence of the pencil skirt a “comeback,” for they didn’t go anywhere far enough to warrant a comeback. In fact, the four separate images depicted above run the periodical gamut, dating back as far as five years which doesn’t seem all that long on a grand scale but for the purposes of a trend story speaking for the immediate now, we’re practically without wireless. This silhouette is precisely the sort of timelessness I so often speak of–relevant no matter the decade, era, genre–choose your time-scape, it’s all the same. And yet, there is something to be said about the high volume of slim skirting seen present alongside the ubiquitous F/W 2012 peplum and its subsequent spill-over into a most recent Resort.
See what I mean? Hey, more floating ladies, cool! From left: Prabal Gurung, Peter Pilotto, Balmain, Suno, Altuzarra. The whole resurgence got me thinking about my style psyche and the direction in which it’s headed. Over vacation last month, I heard myself saying, “maybe I should be dressing more maturely.” It was awkward, uncomfortable and I took it back right away but I knew what I was getting at: pencil skirts are starting to feel relevant on my labia too. And this is something I swore even harder than maxi skirts ca. Yeshiva era I would never endorse. Alas though, I find myself mocking up various outfits that hit close to home to compliment the capital P-Pencil skirt. Below find for yourself three renditions of the look utilizing absolutely the purveyor of business casual: J. Crew.
Look one at left: Markus Lupfer lips t-shirt, Miu Miu skirt shown as peplum, J. Crew pink tweed pencil skirt. Dannijo and Baublebar bracelets, rag & bone booties. Consider this one the whole heart Man Repeller approved version. And in look number two, a little sauce. Topshop bustier to endorse the continuation of an exposed midriff–real bras are a bitch so I will support any sort of garment that preaches their end, with a white denim (Altuzarra x) J. Crew pencil skirt. Necklaces by Vivienne Westwood and Iosseliani, Tabitha Simmons heels. And finally, for the freak with prints on her mind: Vince striped tee, J. Crew polka pencil skirt, a MR. Dannijo eyeball necklace, Peter Pilotto x Nicholas Kirkwood heels and suspenders on skirts shit on suspenders with pants, so try that too.
Okay now, what do you think? With me? Will you try it out?