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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