Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.
A pencil skirt will always be a staple piece for a working wardrobe — but it often takes a bit of hard work to find office-acceptable A-lines and flouncy skirts. I’m seeing a ton of them recently — including lots of mini versions, some dramatically wide, some leather, some even more exotic materials. There are, however, a few out there that are office acceptable, though, and they seem so ladylike and fresh, particularly if all you’ve been wearing for the past few years have been the more form fitting pencil skirts. Lovely (so long as you don’t wear it like this). Readers, do you have strong opinions on the A-line/flouncy skirt look for work? Have you bought any great ones recently — and what are you wearing them with? [Read more...]