Choose the right shoes to style your pencil skirt!
Among the top questions I get about geekchicfashion skirts is "what shoes should I wear with this?" Well, you're in luck! I've got some great ideas lined up for you today from casual to business. The thing to remember is to always follow your own style sensibilities!
First up, business casual goodness! There are two simple shoes to pick a for your business casual pencil skirt style, a classy flat or and clean heel. I have a few personal rules to follow when picking a shoe for business casual wear:
- If the skirt is longer than knee length, almost always choose a heel. A heel will elongate your silhouette and make your legs look long and amazing, no matter how short you are (take it from me, I'm 5'2" on a good day).
- If the skirt is patterned, choose a solid shoe. Mixing patterns can be fun, but you don't want them to compete. The outfit below with leopard print pumps is a great example of this!
- If the skirt is solid colored, feel free to choose a solid or patterned shoe. I have a pair of snake skin wedges that look amazing with my black pencil skirts!
Nest up, sneakers and pencil skirts. I know a lot of you are wary of wearing sneakers with your skirts because it can be a tricky trend to attempt, but they can look glam, comfy, and relaxed without looking like an 80's secretary.
It's simple really, just pick a simple sneaker design like Ked's (which are back in style) or Toms or a leather/faux leather slip on. The same pattern rules apply as above and put your outfit together. Please, please, please, for the love of all things stylish and good, do not wear running sneakers with skirts. No matter how you feel it just isn't a style choice you should make...that is, unless you ARE channeling your inner 80's secretary.
Finally, boots! I love a good boot with my skirts, particularly in winter! A lot of women pack away their skirts when it gets cold, but I am here to tell you to keep them out! Depending on where you live, you might have to add a pair of tights (not ankle length leggings, please!), but add a riding boot or booties plus a sweater and scarf and you're good to go!
I hope this gives you some good ideas on how to style your skirts all year long! Shoes don't have to be daunting, they can an amazing extension of your style instead of a frustrating afterthought!