As you may have noticed, I'm a pretty big fan of pencil skirts for the office. I have a beige/khaki one and a black one (actually, two black ones if you count the one that I bought to go with my suit, but haven't cut the tags off yet). Amazingly, although I have a lot of prints throughout my closet, I have but a single print skirt, and it's a summery A-line.
The graphic pencil skirt is a fun way to infuse personality into a professional outfit. The classic pencil shape neutralizes girly prints (such as florals), giving you a feminine edge without the saccharine sweetness of an A-line or flared skirt.
With its muted colors and simple, zen-inspiring print, I could definitely see something like this in a corporate office:
In addition to florals, this one has interesting mesh tiered detail.
Graphic prints are great, too, like this one from Target:
Since I've still got 10 months left on this shopping diet, I'm hoping to figure out some sort of a hack to get the print pencil skirt effect from a graphic dress (of which I have plenty, although I'm not sure if they're the right shape). Or maybe I'll hit a jackpot at the next swap.
Do you like graphic prints for the office? On top, on bottom, or both?