Postcollege, our moms tried to force us into pencil skirts — you know, for our transition to the "working world." Now, we're more likely to see them styled with vintage t-shirts on our favorite street-style stars than in corporate America.
Sure, it has a lot to do with the Spring and Fall runways, where pencil skirts got a bold-faced makeover in graphic prints and leather. But we think it has more to do with fashion fixtures like Jenna Lyons, who's made the cool-girl riff on classic dressing so downright chic. Now, we want a pencil for every day of the week — and can you blame us? Done up in statement prints, lace, and a little sheer, these skirts are more fashion-girl than working-girl material.