The New Tee + Skirt Uniform

Have you all noticed this fabulous streetstyle trend? The one where ladies pair a plain white or grey tee—or one with a cheeky saying—with a prim pencil skirt and pumps? Can I just say I LOVE it?

Image via Pinterest. Unfortunately, I could not find the original source.

What a chic, fresh look, and an easy recipe:

  1. Take a short-sleeved tee that’s just a little roomy and roll up the sleeves.
  2. Slip on a pencil skirt of virtually any fabrication and tuck your tee into it.
  3. Add heels and a pile on the jewelry and you’re done!
Photo of Aziza via; second image by Greg Kessler via Fashionologie.

Get the look:

And for additional bling, there are so many eternity rings from Pepper Pink I love, I could stack them up to the sky—totally swooning over all the rose gold ones.

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  1. September 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    Yes, I really love this combination, I need to find the perfect tee so I can rock this too! Feels like it’s been a while since I’ve read your blog but it’s great to be back!

  2. September 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    I am a huge fan of a t-shirt skirt combo ( don’t believe me? see here: I actually like to grab Lukus’ shirts for this (if he’ll let me), just really love the juxtaposition of super casual with a bit more style….

  3. September 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    Like Alexis, I am also a big fan. I’m such a minimal/effortless kind-of-girl so this is awesome.

  4. September 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    wow!i love these photos!

    xoxo from rome

  5. September 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: The New Tee + Skirt Uniform

  6. September 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: The New Tee + Skirt Uniform

  7. September 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    FRESH OUT: The New Tee + Skirt Uniform

  8. September 14, 2012 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    I must have been ahead of the trend, because I’ve been pairing tees, pencil skirts, and heels for years. Love it!

  9. September 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm — Reply

    LOVE the street look, its so easy, casual AND GLAM all at the same time!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  10. September 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    Love it! I have the pencil skirt and the stilettos, but I think I need a blousy t-shirt. None of mine say anything, and they’re all very fitted. I feel an urge to copy the look coming on. Thanks for pointing it out!

  11. September 16, 2012 at 1:22 am — Reply

    I agree, I love this combo! It’s so fun and unexpected! One of the things I love most about fashion is combining the unexpected and making it work! I def think I’m gonna have to try this one out! 🙂

    • September 17, 2012 at 8:41 am — Reply

      Me too, Stephanie. I like high/low and also feminine with a rocker or hard edge. Those kind of contradictions keep it interesting.

  12. September 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm — Reply

    I love this trend!!!
    Any excuse to wear a pencil skirt is a good excuse for me 😉

    • September 17, 2012 at 8:40 am — Reply

      I second that!

  13. September 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    A trend we can get behind! "The New Tee + Skirt Uniform" –via @gritandglamour #fashion #style #streetstyle

  14. September 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm — Reply

    A trend we can get behind! "The New Tee + Skirt Uniform" –via @gritandglamour #fashion #style #streetstyle

  15. September 16, 2012 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    Glad this has become a trend

    …because I dress like this literally every week!

    • September 17, 2012 at 8:40 am — Reply

      Cool…I’ve been way behind, mostly because I have always hated t-shirts. But a slim tee with rolled sleeves? Love.

  16. September 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    Thanks for sharing! RT @3rdwavefashion: A trend we can get behind! "The New Tee + Skirt Uniform" –via @gritandglamour

  17. September 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    I think it’s a great combination! Specially the one with sequins.

  18. September 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm — Reply

    I like this style! Musthave; leather skirt!!! The New Tee + Skirt Uniform

  19. October 4, 2012 at 9:31 am — Reply

    If that’s a trend….I LOVE IT!!!!


  20. October 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    I adore this trend, so chic!

  21. December 27, 2012 at 6:54 am — Reply

    Love The New Tee + Skirt Uniform via @gritandglamour #timeless lux white and heather on

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