Can I Wear a Pencil Skirt With Knee-High Boots?

by Stacey Kole
A model walks the runway in a pencil skirt and knee-high boots at the Maxime Simoens Fall/Winter preview during Paris Fashion Week in 2013.

A model walks the runway in a pencil skirt and knee-high boots at the Maxime Simoens Fall/Winter preview during Paris Fashion Week in 2013.

Slip into a pair of knee-high boots and your footwear certainly won’t go unnoticed. This standout shoe can be worn with a variety of clothing, from dresses to jeans to pants. Add your trusty pencil skirt to the list of perfect pairings with your knee-high boots and rock a look that works equally well for the office or a night on the town.

How to Wear It

Pencil skirts are straight and form-fitting, typically hitting about knee length, although the hem can go both below and above the knee line. As a general rule, opt for a length that leaves a small gap between the top of your knee-high boots and the skirt’s hem; this allows for a peek of skin to keep the look fresh. If you are in a conservative office environment, a pencil skirt that hangs over your boots is certainly appropriate. Team a below-the-knee black pencil skirt with a pair of black knee-high boots and rock a crisp white button-down for the workday. Pick a fitted wrap blouse and a shorter pencil skirt for an evening out. For an equestrian vibe, opt for a camel pencil skirt, cognac riding boots and an ivory V-neck chunky-knit sweater; complete the look with simple gold accessories and a navy scarf.

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