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This week: I really like pencil skirts but I have been trying to find a couple of new designs that feel different from my plain black skirts. These are not always for work so I can go for bright colors, etc. Thanks. –Sol
Hi Sol. A pencil skirt is a great look when worn right and happily there are plenty of amazing skirts on the market right now. We particularly like ASOS’s Leather Pencil Skirt ($153) as it has a high-end feel at a budget price. An equally high-end option is RED Valentino’s Leopard-Print Pencil Skirt ($270). The leopard-print gives it a bold look but it isn’t too over the top. Opening Ceremony’s Metallic Pencil Skirt ($295) is cool also. The use of colorblock makes it stand out, but the colors have a low-key feel, so that creates a nice balance. Last, but certainly not least, we like J Crew Collection’s No. 2 Pencil Skirt ($695). This is really bold, but if you can handle it, you will look amazing. Happy shopping!