3 ways to wear a pencil skirt The pencil skirt is ready and waiting to revamp your work wardrobe, step out after hours and even hang on the weekend. Here's how to max out the potential of one simple piece. By Ingrie Williams Slide: 1 of 3 auto-play pause next first speed 1. Corporate cool At work, pair a pencil skirt with a blazer for a polished alternative to a suit. Start with a skirt that has an interesting element or texture, such as colour-block panels or a mixture of fabrics, like wool and leather. These details are a visual win-win: they look sharp and slim your hips. For the blazer, donâ€™t attempt to get too matchy-matchy. Instead, have fun and focus on highlighting the skirt with a printed or colourful jacket. For accessories, choose ladylike shapes that have been given modern updates and branch out from solid black. Remember, rich shades of red go with everything. 1. Crosstown Colour Block Pencil Skirt, $98, anntaylor.com 2. Abstract Print Blazer, $98, rw-co.com 3. High Crested Moccasins, $80, zara.ca 4. Anne Klein Top Handle Bag, $120, thebay.com Interested in more insider fashion tips? Check out our Fashion and Beauty blog.