Thanks to the Spring '13 runways from Derek Lam, Altuzarra, and Erdem (to name a few), we've embraced the pencil skirt as far more than an office staple. The ultrafeminine classic is getting a new lease on life via fresh florals, lace trim, brilliant hues, and, ahem subtly sexy slits, which means you'll be thinking of about a hundred other ways you can wear it — when you're not at your desk. The bonus with the pencil skirt is that it's hardly season-specific. The silhouette lends itself just as easily to tights and ankle boots as it does to bare legs and your favorite heels. So no matter what the weather — or where you're headed — we pretty much guarantee these skirts are a smart investment for your work wardrobe and beyond. Click on to shop the 13 we're eying right now.