If there's one thing we really, really love, it's an affordable fashion find. While we're the first to admit that classic pieces are the best investments, it's perfectly fine (and, hey, easier on the ol' bank account, too) to keep spending to a minimum if you can find quality pieces that don't cut corners.
That's especially true of pencil skirts - some of the best ones come in at under $50, which means anyone can add at least one to her wardrobe. This Takara Shirred Pencil Skirt ($23.40) is a versatile option that goes easily from day to night. The minimal detailing along the sides, the wide waistband and the buttons give it a little fashion-conscious edge.
For a more casual look, try the Coldwater Creek Cargo Pocket Skirt ($24.99). With its relaxed fit and pocket details, it's sporty and so comfortable! Just throw on a tee and slip into some flats for an effortlessly pulled together look.
This Christin Michaels Serpentine Print Pencil Skirt ($22.50) is dressier, but still appropriate for day. In fact, it's perfect if you're planning to hit the town after work - just swap your accessories and slip off your blazer for an instantly chic evening ensemble.