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Ask Laurie

Dear Laurie, I need to mix up my basic-black-skirt routine, which right now revolves around a handful of identical pencil skirts. What are some new skirt shapes that are appropriate for work but won’t feel out of place after-hours either? – Kelly G.

Dear Kelly, Pencil skirts can definitely feel a little office-y, so go for something that’s swingier with a bit more movement if you’d like more room to play; think A-line and midi silhouettes. Built-in details like contrast stitching, ruching, and pleats are the antidote to pencil-skirt fatigue, while sticking to a palate of black, white, and navy keeps things versatile. As far as jewelry goes, stay true to the streamlined theme and choose a single statement piece—I really like a masculine watch to balance the feminine vibe of the skirt.

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