Why you need it: A pencil skirt is so versatile and can be worn so many different ways with a number of items you may already have in your closet.
How to wear: Pair your pencil skirt with a matching blazer, crisp white blouse, and black pumps for for a formal business function or interview. Dress it up for a night out with friends with a trendy blouse and strappy sandals.
Purchasing tips: When shopping for a pencil skirt, you will want to choose one with a classic look so you can wear it season after season. Try to stay with a neutral color and avoid bold patterns, buckles, and rivets. Be sure to purchase a quality fabric that will hold up to repeated wear and cleaning.
Take the time to try on a variety of styles and different lengths to find the one that best complements your body shape. A skirt that is too short or too long could make you look sloppy and dated.
For more tips, read our article How to Find the Perfect Pencil Skirt.