Wardrobe Workout: 1 Leather Pencil Skirt, 3 Ways (For Under $200 TOTAL)

Posted Saturday January 12, 2013 2:57 PM GMT

Listen up, ladies! We're putting your wardrobe to work — starting with the longtime sartorial staple, the pencil skirt.

There's simply nothing better than finding ways to maximize your closet, and with the leather version of this bottom option becoming a mega-trend, we thought it was necessary to examine the means of amplifying its use. Practical and fashionable? Score.

We've styled this particular piece three ways, ensuring you a trio of totally haute looks appropriate for any occasion.

For daytime: Pair this saucy bottom with a classic blouse to be 9-to-5 appropriate in no time flat. Here's an additional tip: Keep your top relatively basic, with clean lines — you want to look polished, not over-done.

For date night: Let's turn it up a notch. If you have a first date, a peplum option is perfect! Thanks to its ultra-flattering appeal and flirty demeanor, you'll look both smart and sexy.

For a night out: Here's where you can really have some fun. Kick things up a notch (and be sure to garner some extra attention) with a sparkly top. Ready to be really daring? Opt for a bra cut. Since the skirt has a high waist, you won't be showing too much ... just enough!

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