#nylongirlproblems: multi-purpose skirt

one item that will make your workwear into your party wear.

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Got fashion questions? We've got answers. Welcome to #nylongirlproblems, where every week our Market Director Rachael Wang answers your most pressing style quandaries. Need help? Tweet us your issues using the hashtag #nylongirlproblems, then check back to see what she says. Yes, it's that easy. You're so welcome.

The Question: I need a sensible skirt for work that I can wear out after. Suggestions?

The Answer: It's all about the pencil skirt--the classic shape that flatters every body type was all over the spring runways. With a button down shirt or sweater it's prim enough for work, but swap in a crop top and strappy sandals, and you're ready for girls' night out. The most versatile color would be black, which transitions easily from sensible to sexy, but a small print or lace option works too. Check out the slideshow to see the runway looks inspiring me and shop my favorite pencil skirts on the market.