Today’s looks are about a relaxed pencil skirt, which might be your jam when you don’t feel like wearing casual Summer pants, shorts, skorts, athleisure bottoms, or dresses. These outfits are for Team Neutral, but feel free to sport your own colour palette. Some of the looks are more relaxed than others, and the vibes are different. 

1. Simple Comfort

If you like to keep your look very simple and comfortable, combine a casual pencil skirt in sustainable hemp and recycled polyester fabric with an easy-breezy tank top or sleeved tee. Here the tank is tucked, but you can semi-tuck or untuck the top. Add simple footwear like slides or sandals that work with the look. The black slides work well with the black top, thereby pulling the outfit together. Keep the outfit unadorned like this, or personalize the look with accessories.

Prana Bristol Skirt

2. Sporty Bombshell

If you enjoy showcasing your curves, try combining a body-con knitted tube skirt with a tucked white slogan tee and white sneakers to match. Top things off with a moto or denim jacket for cool nights, mornings, or air conditioning. Feel free to keep the tee UNTUCKED and wear it over the slim tube skirt. Or knot one side of the tee to shorten the length and add some structure.

PrettyLittleThing Grey Marl Ultimate Jersey Longline Midi Skirt

3. Two-Piece T-Shirt Dress

This combination is as comfortable as wearing a very long T-shirt. The pencil skirt is a little roomier than most because of a less tapered hem and multiple side slits. The tee in the same fabric and colour creates vertical integrity and a streamlined effect. Wear it as a casual outfit, or to lounge in at home. Throw on some accessories up top and you’re Zoom-ready for work. I like the additions of the slip-on sneakers, hat, and bag in the exact same light neutral because it adds a unique touch.

Peruvian Connection Tangier Pima Cotton Skirt

4. Relaxed Dressy

The last option is less casual than the rest because the fabrics of the top and skirt are shinier and silkier than matte knitted jersey or slubby cotton/linen fabrics. Yet the vibe is quite relaxed because of the fluid fits of both items, clog-style sandals, and the wonderfully relaxed and at-ease attitude of the wearer. The silhouette of the top is a roomy tee, despite the silky fabric, and the silky skirt is bias cut which gives it room for striding and moving. Remember that the devil is in the details, and some people’s versions of relaxed and casual outfits are dressier than those of others. Add jewellery, eyewear, and watch as desired.

Pari Passu Chase Raffia Trim Bias Skirt