Stylish Black Pencil Skirt Outfit Ideas – Extra Petite


I got so much great feedback on my first IGTV styling video, I’m back with another one featuring a piece most of us already have in our closets: the classic black pencil skirt! Click here to watch the full video, with a few styling tips & tricks that I apply to my everyday outfits.

Featured item: Express high waist stretch skirt (I’m in 00 regular)

Fit notes: This skirt is very stretchy but it’s not bodycon or too curve hugging (which you’d want to avoid in the workplace). It’s made in office-appropriate material with lining and actually fit my natural waist without waist alterations! The back center slit comes up pretty high so I will be stitching it closed about 2 inches.

1. Night Out

2. City Chic

3. Professional

4. Casual

Styling tips summarized from my video:

Tip #1 (Night Out): Mix materials and textures like satin, lace, and leather to add interest to a simple black & white color palette.

Tip #2 (City Chic): When wearing your trench coat open, tie a bow at the back to add a little shape and to keep from losing the sash.

Tip #3 (Professional): Tuck tops into shapewear shorts to help keep them in place and smooth under skirts.

Tip #4 (Casual): Layer a neutral nursing tank top under regular tops for easing breastfeeding access.

Tip #5 (Casual): Roll up the waistband on your skirt (only works with some fabrics) to make the item a little shorter for certain outfits. Cover up the rolled waistband with your top.

Tip #6 (Casual): Use a clear hair elastic to knot up a shirt hem to define your waistline

Which Look was your favorite?