In my work wardrobe basics post I mentioned that fact that I think a black skirt is a must-have. Mine gets worn three to four times per week. I would argue that it’s one of the hardest working pieces in my closet.
I’ve pulled together four different looks to give you some inspiration for styling a black skirt for the office. If skirts aren’t your thing I think black pants could easily be subbed in.
Black Skirt Look #1:
This look, for me, is perfect for Mondays because it takes so little thought. A lightweight sweater can be worn tucked in or out and a string of pearls finishes the look without too much fuss. I’m not particularly trend driven with my wardrobe, especially at work, but pearls are one trend we’re seeing this spring.
Black Skirt Look #2
In the second look I wanted to create a bit more visual interest so I added some texture with the velvet top, some shape with the peplum, and finished it off with a vintage gold statement necklace. I topped the outfit off with a simple and cozy black cardigan.
For this look I’ve gone a little more corporate by adding a blazer. I’ve kept it casual by cuffing the sleeves and adding a unique necklace in an eye catching shape. If you wanted to make it even more casual you could untuck the tee shirt.
For the fourth and final look I went for simplicity again. I paired the skirt with a top I love. It has flared sleeves, which is a silhouette I adore. I finished it off with a simple necklace because the shirt is quite busy.
With all four outfits I would wear black tights and either black ankle boots or black flats, of course heels would also work perfectly. In the warmer months you could just go with bare legs or nylons.
So there you have it! Four easy outfits built around a black skirt! Perfect for the office, comfortable, and chic. What’s your wardrobe workhorse?