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#nylongirlproblems: multi-purpose skirt

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

by rachael wang

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. 

Nasty Gal Old School Midi Skirt -- $52

Derek Lam spring '14

Topshop Blurry Check Pencil Skirt -- $80

Elizabeth & James spring '14

BOSS Hugo Boss Pastel Pink Pencil Skirt -- $265

Thakoon spring '14

Burberry English Floral Skirt -- $995

3.1 Phillip Lim spring '14

Mango Floral Skirt -- $29.99

Milly spring '14

Joe Fresh Wide Stripe Pencil Skirt -- $29

Edun spring '14

Zara Wrap Around Pencil skirt -- $29.99

Altuzarra spring '14

Wilfred Free Pencil Skirt -- $85

DKNY spring '14

J. Crew Metallic Silver Pencil Skirt -- $695

Nicole Miller Ava Skirt -- $105