Hey ladies, so my beautiful latina blogger babes; Marcy of Fearlessly Just Me and Dana of Who’s That Girl Dana? and myself are back for a lovers rendition of our #CurvasenNYC Collaboration. For those of you who missed our Christmas and New Years posts; Marcy, Dana and I got together last year to showcase how different holiday looks worked on our unique body types. The collaboration was such a blast that we decided to do it again this year in honor of Valentine's Day.
So here it is ladies, my workwear inspired V-Day look highlighting two of my top fashion loves, the color pink (duh) and pencil skirts. Yes I know, no major surprise there. 🙂
As you guys probably already know, pencil skirts are a staple in my closet. About 80% of my skirts are pencil in shape and that's because I simply LOVE what it does to my body. I will also say that I love longer pencil skirts. Even at 5'3, I still feel that skirts that hit at or below my knee truly do make me look taller.
I've had this blush skirt in my closet since forever, but it wasn't until recently when I purchased this mint and gray sweater from Lane Bryant that I was inspired to pull it out. There was just something about this pairing that was sweet and special and made me feel like the ultimate girly girl. Throwing on the rose gold pumps truly sealed the deal.
So ladies, are you stuck on how to make a pencil skirt work for your body shape? Check out a few of my quick tips below to help you get started on your pencil skirt journey.
- Show off a smaller waistline by tucking in your top. Place your skirt at the smallest part of your waist and consider throwing on a belt to further accent your curves.
- If you are concerned about looking too curvaceous, pair the skirt with a crop jacket. This will breakup the silhouette and also offer you a little additional coverage.
- Look for skirts that slim out at the bottom. If the skirt doesn't come that way, take it to get tailored.
- You will want the skirt to be fitted – but you still need to breathe. For work, I tend to size up on pencil skirts just because I prefer a look that is fitted but not skin tight.
- If you are not comfortable with wearing your shirt tucked in, try throwing on a peplum top. Peplum tops are magical, they hide many of our biggest concerns and help give the illusion of an hourglass shape.
Lastly, have fun with it. Pair it with a sweater, a flow top or a fun cardigan. Experiment and see what you end up loving.
Sorry ladies, the items in this post are sold out. Below are links to similar items from alternate retailers.
Oh and stay tuned to more looks from #CurvasenNYC.