CC MVP: Red Pencil Skirt

Welcome to Couture Cheapskate's 100th post!

In honor of this most momentous occasion, I am going to feature an item in my closet that always comes through in a style pinch. Without further ado, please meet my MVP, the red pencil skirt.

And the crowd goes wild!
See by Chloe Cotton-Blend Pencil Skirt
$114.75 at theoutnet.com To Buy
(My red pencil skirt actually came from H&M for the mere price of $24.95 but this was the most similar option I could find online.)

One item I feel every women should own is a pencil skirt in a bold color. It doesn't necessarily have to be red (pink, yellow or green would do) but red in many fashion circles is considered the equivalent of black. Except it is more exciting and more impactful. The beauty of the red skirt is it will work with the majority of the tops in your closet but it isn't boring. The color gives you instant style and is easy enough to pull together an outfit in mere minutes.

A couple of my favorite looks? Red pencil skirt with black turtleneck, black blazer, tights and leopard pumps. Another? Red pencil skirt with khaki and black striped sweater. And of course, how could you ever go wrong with a red pencil skirt, white blouse, belt and statement necklace?

So many options, so easy and so stylish.

Additional "red pencil skirt" options: Charlotte Russe ($16.50), Victoria's Secret ($49.50)Talbots ($52.49) and if pencil skirts just are not your thing, you can always go with my second fave, pleated from Urban Outfitters ($49).

CC MVP: Red Pencil Skirt

All you need is a skirt in a bold color and you can just add in your basics and favorite accessories.

Your look will be high-style with minimal effort.

CC Tip:  Pick your bold color skirt in a fabric that you can wear all-year long i.e. synthetic fabrics.  If red is the color you desire, you will see this hue mainly available during summer and fall.

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