By InStyle Staff
Oct 12, 2016 @ 1:30 pm

Even though a black pencil skirt will never go out of style (see: the list of all the items you should never discard for that reason), it can also be boring. That's why InStyle's own Stephanie Araujo and Callie Turner have addressed all the ways you can up your skirt game. In the latest installment of our Closet Confidential series, they discuss chic alternatives to your black pencil, like a pleated corduroy midi (a fresh, very adult take on a childhood fabric), a cherry-red suede skirt (the perfect length, so it's not too much of one color), and a wrap skirt in menswear checks (a statement piece that can be worn with something as simple as a white shirt). Watch the video, above, for their tips and styling ideas.