I have always loved the style of a peplum jacket with a pencil skirt. The peplum jacket is so stylish and works well for us short waisted gals. Remember back in the 50’s the peplum jacket was all the rage especially over a longer length pencil skirt. Many famous women have worn this look. Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn and currently Kate Middleton (Prince Williams wife) The look is classic elegance.
Mixing a floral pencil skirt with a peplum jacket creates a casual classic elegant look. Don’t you think? If I wore all the same color I think it would feel a little more dressy. Especially if I wore higher heels. I want to look put together but not stuffy when I go to church or out for dinner.
Floral pencil skirt
My floral pencil skirt was purchased from Jcrew 3 or 4 years ago and is a cotton linen mix. I really love the bright bold colors in it. It has a summer look and feel to it. The skirt was actually a little on the short side for me so I let out a bit of the hem. How to style a Pencil skirt is really easy especially with a peplum jacket. Styling a pencil skirt with the peplum jacket helps create the hour glass figure #forthewin
Here are a couple of other outfits I styled a pencil skirt-
Pencil skirts are very slimming too! That is one of my favorite things about this type of skirt. Especially across the tummy area. A maxi skirt is also great way to get a slimming look. I wore this cute red maxi skirt with an elastic waist with a jean jacket you can see here.
A couple of tips when buying a pencil skirt- always do a sit test before you buy. Sometimes they are too tight around the hips and don’t have enough give. Or they hike up quite a bit when you sit down. The latter is what happened when I wore this skirt before I let the hem down.
Blue peplum jacket
Peplum jackets are seriously the most flattering jacket in my humble opinion. They create a waist when there is no waist and that is huge for short waisted and thick waisted ladies like me.
Peplum jackets are also great for hiding a pooching tummy because they camouflage the belly area with a ruffle at the end of the jacket bodice.
This particular blue peplum jacket is very feminine and just pretty! I have another blue jacket that I like to wear but it is not a peplum. It’s actually a longer blue blazer and is great to wear with jeans, skirts or dresses. Having multiple lengths and styles of jackets is key to stretching your wardrobe.
I bought my peplum jacket last year at TJmaxx and I love the black detail at the bottom of it. I have linked a few similar jackets below.
Straw bag and fan earrings
To complete my outfit I brought out my darling straw bag that I bought while traveling in Italy. It was handmade by a guy selling them on the street. I love the color and texture of the bag and it can go from the beach to church and even to a casual dinner. It also packed up quite nicely when I brought it back from Italy.
I tried different necklaces when I was styling the peplum jacket with the pencil skirt but because the jacket has a mandarin collar look to it I decided not to wear a necklace. Instead I decided to wear my statement bright blue fan earrings. They are lightweight and fun to wear especially in the summer.
What do you all think? Did I need to add a necklace or do you agree with my styling advice?