StyleNest round up the best pencil skirts from the Autumn Winter 12 collections.
Hemlines are heading south this season with the classic pencil skirt making a comeback. The AW12 collections were awash with a new slimline, longer length skirt from shimmering iridescence purple at Christopher Kane to chic and simple colour block at Diane Von Furstenberg. The high street have embraced the trend too, with Topshop, ASOS and Whistles all stocking some showstoppers.
Whether you’re after a new workwear wardrobe or an alternative to a cocktail dress, a ladylike pencil skirt is just the ticket.
Christopher Kane Moiré Pencil Skirt
It-designer Christopher Kane won us over with his purple induced AW12 collection. Sure to become a wardrobe icon, you’ll bring this piece out time and time again – perfect day to night dressing material.
Diane Von Furstenburg Samara Tailor Skirt
Deep reds always work well come autumn. Pair this Diane Von Furstenburg pencil skirt with warm chunky knits or a boyish denim shirt for an understated weekend look.
Leather Colour Block Pencil Skirt
Tough leather is given a sporty vibe with burgundy side panels. Pair this chic skirt with a silk blouse and lace up ankle boots for a darker take on the sports-luxe trend.
Peter Pilotto Printed Pencil Skirt
The slim silhouette of a pencil skirt is the perfect basis for such a bold, vibrant print like this Peter Pilotto piece. Keep the rest of your look paired down in simple shapes and classic black.
Split Detail Pencil Skirt
The classic pencil skirt is given a modern update in futuristic white. A head-to-toe monochrome look never fails for chic sophistication, just add a hot pink lip for a pop of colour.
Erdem Shelley Skirt
Erdem’s art inspired prints work well on something so simple as a pencil skirt. Pair with a silk white tee, statement jewels and classic courts for the perfect smart/casual style.
Gorgia Soft Grey Pencil Skirt
Heritage fabrics are back for AW12 and this classic Herringbone pencil skirt touches on the trend perfectly. Pair with rich berry shades and autumnal hues and cinch in your waist for a modern 40s look.
Mary Katrantzou Printed Silk Skirt
We love Mary’s vibrant printed dresses but lantern shapes made from actual pencils don’t always translate into your everyday wardrobe. This pretty pastel print skirt just does that – perfect for adding a unique style to your work wear wardrobe.
Limited Edition Scalloped Leather Skirt
From Whistle’s new Limited Edition line comes this pretty pink leather skirt with scalloped detail. A little bit girly, a little bit tough – it’s this season’s approach to ladylike dressing.
Shadow Palm Skirt
A form fitting pencil skirt can be sexy without showing too much skin. Topshop’s monochrome silhouette design is the perfect pairing to a silk blouse, patent courts and a statement necklace. Finish of with a flash of colour in the form of a sultry red lip.
J Crew Leather Pencil Skirt
Leather is a huge trend this Autumn Winter. Black’s the obvious choice but a bold, vibrant colour can be just as chic and modern. Team this yellow J.Crew skirt with a crisp white shirt and leopard print courts for a statement evening look.