By Caroline Vazzana
Updated Dec 10, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Pencil Skirt LEAD
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Faced with the problem of a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear, we decided there was a way to bridge our work and weekend wardrobes. For example, we took one classic office staple (a J. Crew pencil skirt, $80; and styled it in new and exciting ways—no boardrooms included!

Date Night

Pencil Skirt - Date Night
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Pair your pencil skirt with a lace camisole for a flirty feminine vibe. Add on a faux fur cropped jacket and come-hither pumps for a look that’s sure to land you a second date.

Shop the look: April Soderstrom necklace, $79; Zara top, $40; Shrimps jacket, $545; Steve Madden sandals, $110;

Saturday Off Duty

Pencil Skirt - Off Hours
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A pencil skirt is made more casual when paired with comfy slip-ons. Keep your look on trend with a metallic, cross-body bag and a royal blue sweatshirt.

Shop the look: Fifteen Twenty sweatshirt, $154; Furla bag, $698; Vans slip-on shoes, $50 (originally $55);

Dinner with Friends

Pencil Skirts - Edgy
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For an edgier approach, pair your pencil skirt with a plain white tee and leather jacket. Accessorize with eye-catching pieces like this fringed bag and leather bootie.

Shop the look: Mango jacket, $190; Lands' End shirt, $16; Rebecca Minkoff bag, $195; Aska boot, $350;