I thrifted this vintage, knit pencil skirt while I was in
a few months ago: Santa Fe
I haven’t worn it before now for a couple of reasons. One, it’s more body-con than I usually wear. And two, pencil skirts are ridiculous for riding a bike in. I decided to give it a shot today though, pairing the skirt with a brightly colored tank (via Ross). I added leopard print mini-wedges (via Ross), a black vest-like cardigan (I think Allison calls them vestigans) (Halogen via Nordstrom Rack), and some bracelets (thrifted). I went with the lower shoes because a fitted skirt and high heels would have been too far outside my comfort zone for work.
I actually rather liked this outfit, with the exception of the vestigan. I only wore it because this top has thin, strappy straps and, again, I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing a body-con skirt and visible bra straps to work. The skirt is great though. Although it’s fitted, it’s made of a nice, thick knit so I don’t feel like everyone is ogling my booty. And, as I had hoped, it’s a heck of a lot easier to ride a bike in a knit pencil skirt than a woven one.
Today’s Takeaway? If you insist on riding your bike in pencil skirts (which is completely understandable) try a knit one; it’s much easier and there is less flashing of the poor passersby.
Happy Tuesday, All!