Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Courtly to Casual...





I'm a lover of all types of skirts, be it a swing skirt, a full skirt, a pleated skirt or a pencil skirt!
While it is so easy to create a fun, flirty look with a full skirt, a skater skirt or a pleated skirt, the pencil skirt is always a very strict, dignified, 'no-nonsense' kind of a skirt mainly used as a work wear staple.
Unfortunately, as much as I love wearing pencil skirts, I do not get enough opportunities to wear them, primarily because I do not work in a proper, 9-5, corporate environment.
The solution?
Well, I make my pencil skirts work for casual, week end wear.
How?
Simple, by pairing it with a cotton/chambray button down, a military jacket or a denim jacket like how I'm wearing it today. Add a pair of fun flats and a cross body and you are ready to rock the week end in style.
Takes the weight off a very prim and proper pencil skirt  and makes it fun, casual wear worthy.
Transforms it from courtly to casual!

Tell me, have you ever worn pencil skirts as casual or week end wear?



                                                                              Outfit Details
                                  denim jacket- American Eagle Outfitters (buy it here)     skirt- The Limited (buy similar here)
                                             top- Old Navy     flats- Express (buy similar here)     bag and watch-Guess
                                             necklace-  T J Maxx    sunnies- Steve Madden     bracelets- Forever 21, H&M                                            

            Thanking you                                                                                                Yours fashionably
                                                                                                                                     Juneli

31 comments:

  1. You look great Juneli! I love the yellow pencil skirt! I've only worn pencil skirts for corp meetings and such but never casual. Looks great!

    xo – Sheila
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  2. Love the yellow, blue and green combo!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Love the way you have color-blocked everything here! Totally fun outfit! And the bag is drool worthy :)

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  4. I love that denim and yellow together Juneli! It looks so pretty.

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  5. Your flats are such a cute color and I LOVE the bright skirt! I like how you made it a bit more casual with the jean jacket:)

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  6. i like your printed shirt and the yellow skirt ;). Just an amazing look ;)!

    maybe we can follow each other? just let me know ;)!

    kisses from

    http://www.cristinasurdu.com/

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  7. I could guess that you based the colors of your outfit on the color palette of the satchel, ms. Juneli! HAHAHA. This is (again) an amazing look. It's like a casual look with a twist of formal!

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  8. Another winning look put together. u look cute n eefervescent n always. Touch wood.

    Aditi
    So-Saree
    www.sosaree.blogspot.in

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  9. Adorable look. Love the skirt. You´re welcome :-)

    xx

    glamdevils

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  10. So nice colors and you look great. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  11. Hi dear! So nice outfit - I'm in love with the skirt. Thank you. I had great time with my family. I hope that you're fine. See you soon. Xoxo V.V.

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  12. Cute cute cute,,,, a pair of heels will made a perfection!
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  13. Amazing outfit, it suits you! :)
    And the bag is fabulous :)

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  14. Hi sweety!! I've just discovered your blog and i like it very much!!
    Beautiful pictures and it is indeed an amazing post!! :)
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  15. I just did a post on pencil skirt today!!! Love this yellow one from limited. Shopping time for me I guess:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  16. These are really gorgeous colours and you look great in this cheerful spring outfit! Pencil skirts are an absolute must-have, I love them they're very flattering!/Madison xx

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  17. skirt & boots in these colors together - lovely :) !

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  18. love your blog
    colourful :)
    http://poshchica.blogspot.in

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  19. LOVE that sunny pencil skirt - and it's perfect with that jean jacket, which fits you perfectly (which can be tough in jean jackets)... HOME RUN :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  20. Frankly, I don´t have a lot of pencil skirt but I do have a lot of mini skirts which I love to wear on casual days and to church with tights. lol!

    I´m loving your colors here and tha pretty yellow skirt is so spring-y and summer-y: :)

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  21. Love the yellow pencil skirt! And the denim jacket is the perfect way to dress it down, love it.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. Than you all for such lovely comments!

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  23. love the pop of color! the denim jacket has indeed transformed the look to a relaxed one.
    ~ashy
    http://thezingofmylife.blogspot.com

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  24. Aw you look great -- I love the yellow skirt on you!!
    Have a great weekend darling xo

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  25. You know how to wear color so well. Your outfits are always so cheerful. I love that pencil skirt; it has such a classy shape, but in the most brilliant color.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  26. love the top and skirt combo..

    www.thetimesofmanyphases.blogspot.com

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  27. Great remix! I've always loved to style the same item different ways.

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