Sure, you've probably got a closet full of shift dresses that pull day-to-night duty. But allow us to draw your attention to another staple that could put in just as many hours of overtime for you: the pencil skirt.
Sure, at first blush, the longer hem might feel conservative and distinctly skirt suit-y. But we're asking you to take a closer look at some of this season's more interesting offerings. Transitioning neatly from board meetings to first dates, this classic is having a renaissance. In fact, in treatments ranging from tweed to metallic, the modern pencil skirt might just be the ultimate ageless garment — click through to see the versions that have our hearts racing, just a bit.