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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.

About the Author

Stacey Kole worked for five years as managing editor of the style and pop-culture magazine Savvy, where she traveled coast-to-coast covering all things fashion and beauty. In addition to daily writing and editing duties, she interviewed and penned cover stories on such celebrities as Avril Lavigne, Julianne Hough and “Twilight” star Ashley Greene.

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