For the working woman, or for any woman seeking a polished and put together look, a pencil skirt is a must have.  When paired with a silk blouse, a sleek blazer and power pumps, that “run the world,” feeling might just sneak up on you.  If you already own a handful of basic colors, try a patterned or leather version for a current take on this classic silouhette.  My picks for a pencil skirt are as follows:

1. MANGO Lateral Slit Pencil Skirt – $60

2. Topshop Quilted Silk Paisley Skirt – $80

3. Dorothy Perkins Merlot Ponte Pencil Skirt - $28

4. Kardashians for Dorothy Perkins Nude Lace Skirt - $49

5. AllSaints Lucille Leather Skirt – $265