Last Updated on 8th July 2008

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In an ideal world women would be able to wear whatever they want to work. Unfortunately, this world does not exist.

Whenever starting a new job most women ask themselves, “Is this shirt too low?”, “Is my skirt too short?” and “Will I offend anyone with my outfit?” The answer to all of these questions usually stands that if you are questioning your attire- it is most undoubtedly inappropriate. So how does one accomplish a sense of style while succumbing to the professional fashion structure that inherently exists in every establishment, well every establishment but the fashion industry?

The answer: Our old friend the cardigan and the pencil skirt.

Hands down, I love the high-waist pencil skirt with a simple black belt. This 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt accomplishes everything you would need in a bottom- knee length, color appropriate and versatile for both day and evening wear. Paired with a classy cardigan and black pumps this skirt could take you through your entire day and night.

If you aren’t looking to spend $400, this style is everywhere. Let us know what great skirts you find along the way!

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