Last month I wrote a story on the surfacing re-trend of pencil skirts in which I drew timely examples from runways, street style and still shots. Do you remember it? Here’s a jog. One reader commented that turning the professedly sexy silhouette into a man repeller may render no easy feat. I thought she might be onto something that could effectively deflate my story but quickly remembered
I don’t shave my legs I’m pretty good at fucking shit up and thus took her comment as a challenge. Now, find a pseudo-social experiment conducted for your eyes to answer the question:
Can pencil skirts be man repellers?
This was a really hard moment for me. In a pencil skirt equipped with slit and plain white tank that is so sheer, even my bra cannot detract attention from the inevitable exposed nipples, I wondered how good I am at being me. The fact of the matter was, a inkling of me enjoyed how I looked in this. Quickly, I wrote it off as the power of Altuzarra though and concluded that I’d never feel at ease leaving home in so few layers.
So I started to anticipate more and in doing so learned that keeping a sheer white tank on is likely unnecessary if you’re going to put a crew neck t-shirt over it. Carving a path, I thought. A path. Like the one that goes to New Jersey.
As is always the case, layers don’t work by the rules of my book on clutter unless there is some sort of utility involved. What’s here is an old Charlotte Ronson blouse that has been famously converted into a really useful summer jacket. It knows no climatic boundaries.
And neither does the acid wash denim vest that changed everything. Going forward to be referred to as The Acid Wash Denim Vest That Changed Everything, exclusively. So big, so happy, such an effective strain of birth control. And this coming from a girl who’s married.
At last: finishing touches. It could have been over in the last photo but stilettos with promiscuous ankle straps are only as chic as the obtrusively large boyfriend jeans you pair them with. Enter these wedges. So high, so thick, so large they have room for 32 x’s to infiltrate their heels. But who’s counting. Per accessory adds, see: necklace, bracelet. But not everyone is keen on such high heels. Especially for day time wandering and so:
This works great, if not better–too. And in case you’re wondering about the beige strap hanging out of my vest, it is one of two that enable it to transform into a backpack.
Having documented that, I reverse the initial question and ask this: can pencil skirts be sexy? I don’t mean to put words in your mouth, but the answer should fall somewhere along the lines of: “likely not if we’re involved.” Conclude with a boom.
Club Monaco tank, Olcay Gulsen skirt, Altuzarra heels, Markus Lupfer lips tee, Charlotte Ronson utility blouse, 3.1 Phillip Lim vest, Dannijo necklace, bracelets, Charlotte Olympia heels, Superga sneakers.