when it comes to building a wardrobe for work, a black skirt is a must. why you ask? its versatility can’t be beat. it can stand alone with a simple blouse. it can convert to conservative polish with a sleek blazer. or if you work in a more relaxed, creative environment add a bold patterned sweater as in today’s ootd for a casual chic look that i favor. from nine-to-five remember to build your closet with key pieces: pencil skirts, blazers, blouses, and a pair of pumps are the foundation.