01/27/2012 04:33 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Take A Pencil Skirt From Day To Night (PHOTOS)

Getting dressed for day can be as easy as one, two, three, but when you have to quickly go from dressed down to dressed up, the equation gets a little trickier. When it comes to day-to-night dressing, simple additions will help you do the math. You can add a layering piece for the nine-to-five or a pair of killer heels and a clutch for cocktail hour, but whatever the case, it's definitely the little things that count.

A pencil skirt is one staple item that every girl should keep in her closet. Not only is it a timeless, versatile piece, the streamlined shape will keep you looking sharp no matter what time it is.

For a nine-to-five, update this classic piece with minimalistic separates like a sporty shoulder bag, patent, pointed-toe flats and a striped knit pullover. With simple, colorful extras, a skirt you thought was reserved for an old-school secretary suddenly looks modern and effortlessly chic.

Later on in the evening, pair your pencil skirt with a brightly colored blouse, statement heels and a black leather clutch. The effect is sleek and sophisticated, with the perfect touch of edge.



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