Denim Pencil Skirt

My stepson, Jaekob, is a workhorse when it comes to his sports, exercise and nutrition. He is a regional and state high school champion shotput and discus thrower and he also plays on his school’s football team. He works out at the gym regularly, practices his shotput and discus throwing, and watches what he eats. He is laser focused on improving his athletic abilities every day and his efforts are paying off. He will start his senior year of high school in the fall, and he is drawing the attention of several colleges and universities. We are looking forward to seeing which school he picks to attend.

This denim skirt is a workhorse of sorts in my closet. At my age, I’m not too crazy about wearing shorts a lot, so I gravitate to skirts and dresses. I’ve always had a denim skirt in my wardrobe collection because of its versatility. It can be dressed up with heels and a nice blouse or sport a more casual vibe with a t-shirt and flats. You can wear it in the summer as well as in cooler months with tights, boots and a sweater.

I love this skirt because of its classic pencil skirt shape and the slit in the middle gives it a modern feel. Some skirts can feel frumpy, but pencil skirts have a slimming effect on just about all body types. I also love the length of this skirt; it hits right at my knees and is not too short. This faded denim mixes well with just about any color. For this look, I paired the skirt with a navy blue t-shirt from Loft. The v-neckline is flattering and elongates the neckline, and the material of the shirt is very soft, not too clingy, but not too voluminous either – a perfect fit! I front-tucked the shirt to give a little shape to the whole outfit.

Red is my favorite color and the red slide wedges add some color to this all blue outfit. The shoes are from Clarks and though they look high, their cork heel and padded footbed make them extremely comfortable.

I added my white handbag from Amazon. This is the Fashion Road brand and while it’s not leather, it does hold up well to my rough handling (I’m usually not kind to my purses). It has four inner pockets and a small outer pocket with a zipper. You can carry it via its top handle or use the long strap that comes with it and carry it as a crossbody bag for when you need to be hands free. I thought the white was a nice contrast against the two blues of my skirt and top, but there are other colors available.

If you don’t already have a denim skirt in your closet, you might want to give one a try, especially if you’re not fond of shorts. I wear this at least once a week during the summer. Whether I’m running errands, heading out to a casual dinner, or doing odds and ends around the house, this skirt is always up to the task – a true wardrobe workhorse.

Photos by Edward A. Vollbrecht, Jr.