Down Low: Pants have long been a staple for women-in-the-workplace, but that doesn't mean they can't be interesting. We think professional pants, when done right, are a bold and interesting statement. If you do choose a skirt, pretend you're back at a middle school dance and don't go any further than an inch above the knee (and in the case of more conservative environments, stick to skirts that hit right at the knee). But stay away from maxis, too — unless you're applying for a job at a surf shop, in which case, can we get an application?
Fancy French Cologne Chiffon Pleated Skirt, $42, available at Fancy French Cologne; Forever21 High Rise Trousers, $24.80, available at Forever21; Zara Pleated Trousers, $59.90, available at Zara.