Pencil It In

Hemlines tend to be a bit shorter in Miami, but for those looking for a longer and slimmer fit, pencil skirts are the perfect staple.  The modern-day pencil skirt made its debut in the 1940’s when Christian Dior first introduced the sleeker fitting style that hits at the knee and it continues to grace the runways and wardrobes of women around the world today. Worn with a suit or on its own, pencil skirts can be versatile piece that every woman should have.

Pucci Pencil Skirt

They say the color black goes with everything and when you’re dealing with a black pencil skirt, even more so.  Take Emilio Pucci’s black Knee Length Skirt (Emilio Pucci at 155 NE 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33137, (305) 576-1830) and pair it with a white T-shirt, statement necklace and Prada flats and voila, a perfect daytime look.  Or Scotch & Soda’s Long Pencil Skirt (Scotch & Soda, 130 NE 40th St, Miami, Florida 33137, (305) 573-1668, topped with a crisp button down screams office chic at its finest. And for a sexy evening look, Robert Rodriguez’s Quorra Striped Embroidery Pencil Skirt (En Avance 53 NE 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33137, (305) 576-0056) worn with a tight tank top of crop top and pair of killer heels like these from Louis Vuitton and you’re set for a night on the town.

Scotch and Soda Pencil Skirt

If you’re looking for a more colorful option, slip into Emilio Pucci’s knee length jersey skirt in a pastel green and lilac version the brand’s icon print or Louis Vuitton’s that features a zipper front closure. Looking to make a statement? One that says, look at my fabulous skirt?  Then try Marni’s “Reversal” print, a straight-cut color-blocked skirt in red and black. (Marni, 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, Miami, Florida 33137, 305-764-3357)