Hi! Would a black pencil skirt be acceptable as part of a holiday party outfit, or not dressy enough? Any ideas for completing the outfit? Thank-you! Karen
One of the best things about the holiday season is the excuse to get all decked out in festive finery, and a black pencil skirt can absolutely fit the bill - as long as it is made of a nice quality fabric (nothing too casual like cotton or denim). A pencil skirt is also one of the easiest pieces to dress up!
A silky, sexy blouse in a soft clingy fabric would work very well with your skirt. Cinch in the waist with a metallic or patent leather belt, add opaque tights and a pair of killer skyscrapers. Finish with a little bling at the wrist and ears. Toss a gorgeous little evening bag over your shoulder and you are good to go!
Another look would be a chic and sophisticated cream knit shell or tank, topped with a tuxedo style jacket. (You can remove the jacket for dancing or when things get a little too warm, as holiday parties tend to do.) Let your accessories do the talking with a bold necklace and edgy stacked bangles. Add shimmery hose, a pair of platform strappies and a little evening clutch to complete the ensemble.