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Easy Breezy

It’s official: summer clothes are here to stay!

I love the time of year when you do not have to check the weather before getting dressed in the morning. It’s either hot or cold, so you can pretty much nail your outfit without thinking. The biggest glitch Mother Nature can throw your way is some precipitation.

A warm weather fan at heart, I absolutely loved soaking up the sun this weekend with my friend Emma who was in town visiting from New York City. We essentially hopped from one DMV waterfront to the next—more on our adventures next week!—and didn’t go too long between cold ones.

And, of course, we had to hit up the amazing Memorial Day sales.

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LOFT is one store I’ve loved since high school. And I seem to be in good company when it comes to that opinion—my blogger friends, coworkers, college pals, and even my Mom love it, too!

Known for their sales, the one this past weekend was particularly good because the clearance rack was a jackpot. 40% off already-on-sale items? I’ll take it.

how to wear a pencil skirt in the summer

In addition to this white clutch—so appropriate for the first weekend of summer!—I picked up this Bombay blue strappy cami, perfect for the hot, humid days ahead. Emma snagged one, too, and we both think it will be super versatile this summer.

Paired with my go-to summer pencil skirt here, I could easily throw a cardigan over the look for the office and lose it later for drinks with the girls. For a more casual look on weekends, it’d pair up great with white shorts or pants. Emma styled hers with a yellow skirt that looked ah-mazing if color is more your thing.

No matter how you style it, you can’t go wrong—this is not your high school cami.

how to wear a pencil skirt in the summer

* SHOP THIS POST *
Trina Turk Pyramid Stick Earrings
Dogeared Pearl Necklace
LOFT Bombay Blue Strappy Cami
Ann Taylor Pencil Skirt—old, similar here
LOFT Clutch
Forever 21 Stackable Bracelets—old, similar here
Vince Camuto Wedges—old, similar here

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Photos by Alicia Tenise

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41 Comments

  1. Kristen wrote:

    blue and white is my new obsession! this skirt and is SO cute!! You look great!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks Kristen! xo

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  2. Chastity wrote:

    Cute outfit..I especially love the skirt!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks girl! xo

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  3. Gorgeous outfit. It’s so perfect for summer. You are very pretty! 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you :] xo

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  4. Kelly B. wrote:

    I simply adore your pencil skirt! This is a well done post for summer!
    xoxo, Kelly

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you! xo

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  5. Ashley L wrote:

    I love that bracelet! I don’t really wear a lot of them because I’m a writer and I can’t stand hearing the click clack of the bracelet on the keyboard all day while I’m working although I might make an exception for that one. It’s really cute.

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks Ashley! I feel you — sometimes at work, I take off all my bracelets and my rings ;]

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  6. lauren wrote:

    I love this look, I have two pencil skirts.. one I have never even worn, since for some reason I have the toughest time styling them! This is super helpful!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you! I am glad it was helpful – I used to not be into pencil skirts, but they are SUPER versatile if you get the right tops to go with them!

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  7. Maddy wrote:

    I love this look – and man, freakin precipitation! Every morning in SF is fog fog fog even if it’s going to be 80 that day. My hairspray cannot compete.

    (Also, I TOTALLY got sucked into the LOFT sale this weekend! I have like 3 packages coming my way when I’m in DC next week. Good grief, Charlie Brown.)

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you! And ah, I have never been to SF but I am sure that is rough. LOFT sales always get me :]

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  8. Chloe wrote:

    Gorgeous. That skirt is everything!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks C! xo

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  9. I love this combo! The print on the skirt is so pretty!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you Annessa! xo

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  10. This is such a pretty outfit! I love the floral print on the pencil skirt!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you!

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  11. Love the outfit! All that blue looks gorgeous! I’m not looking forward to soaring temps but the sunshine is so appreciated. You’re right about the ‘not having to constantly check the weather’ thing. Hot or cold it’s nice to know what to grab. Love that clutch, by the way!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much, Miranda! xo

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  12. Chelsie wrote:

    Love the colors of the skirt and the print! Looks so summery and breezy!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you, Chelsie!

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  13. Christie wrote:

    I love this outfit, Katie!!!! That skirt is beautiful! I love cobalt and white for the summer. Such a great color combo!

    I’m hosting my Friday Favorites link-up tomorrow. Don’t forget to join in!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much Christie! xo

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  14. jasmine wrote:

    love the outfit.

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you Jasmine!

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  15. You look PHENOMENAL! I absolutely love this outfit and how you styled it!

    Xo, Rach
    http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much Rach! xo

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  16. Nikki wrote:

    YAY for warm weather!! I prefer warm weather to cold any day. Love that skirt. So cute!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Could not agree more! Thanks Nikki! xo

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  17. Such a pretty look! Loving the pops of blue, especially that pencil skirt! And how cute is that white clutch?? I need something similar so I’m so glad you suggested Loft!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much Kate! Let me know how LOFT worked out for you!

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  18. Love the colors your chose for this look! I can never pull off pencil skirts, I always feel so awkward in them.

    Jessica / http://teamwiking.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much! I used to think the same thing, but then I found a few that work for my body! But, there are plenty of things that don’t work for me!

      xo katie // a touch of teal

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  19. Sydney wrote:

    I love this outfit, you look so beautiful! I also have been obsessed with LOFT lately!
    xo
    Syd
    http://www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks so much! Me too :]

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  20. Ashley wrote:

    Love! I wear my two pencil skirts a lot. That are comfortable and stylish!

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