For most working girls (the variety that keep their clothes ON, that is), the most prized of these workhorses is the simple pencil skirt. As long as it's the right size and length for your frame, you can't go wrong. I only have three basic pencils, one light grey, one darker gray, and one black (which I don't normally wear), all from H&M. Out of my five work days, I probably wear one of the grey versions at least three times. Unique or eye-catching they ain't, but that's all right. That's what the tops are for!
|Grey pencil skirt (H&M), taupe cardigan with floral appliques (Japanese label anatelier), accessories (Japanese label mayglobe rings, studs, and necklace and Tiffany&Co. engagement ring), sheer stockings and nude pumps (unseen)|
|Grey pencil skirt (H&M), dot-print cardigan (H&M, about 6 years old!), lace mandarin-collar top (Forever 21, recent), faux pearl accessories from Japan and Tiffany&Co. engagement ring, dark grey cabled tights and grey pumps (unseen)|
...and Day Two.
Pencil skirts, we salute you.