9 Non-Boring Ways to Wear a Pencil Skirt

I know, pencil skirts are the bane of our existence—most of the time. They’re often thought of as stuffy and uncomfortable, requiring constant tugging and readjusting. That said, the working women among us rely on the fact that the pencil skirt is an essential when it comes to a professional wardrobe, right alongside a tailored suit and a closet full of button-down shirts. Long story short? The pencil skirt is going nowhere. As such, fashion girls are reinventing cool new ways to wear one that has us giving the garment a second glance.

The high waist and tailored shape have long established this piece as a go-to figure-flattering option. Right now, we’re loving the way fashion girls are making a pencil skirt feel fresh again with cool leather finishes, new deconstructed silhouettes, and off-duty styling (aka a graphic tee and sneaks). We never thought we’d say it, but we’re totally feeling a newfound romance for the professional mid-length skirt.

Read on to see how to wear a pencil skirt like these stylish women and shop the coolest ones out there.