This is the first post in my series of analyzing building outfits around different types of bottoms for business casual. I am starting with pencil skirts as I have a couple of them and they are a classic. Most of mine are high-waisted so tops can be worn both tucked and untucked.
I am looking for styling ideas beyond typical tucked-in button down shirt/blouse and simple fitted knit. Angie had brilliant post last summer about three trendy blouses to wear with bootcut trousers to make them seem more modern, so I am looking for the ideas on how to do the same with pencil skirts. What do you think are three most current shapes of tops to wear with pencil skirts now? Also, please feel free to suggest full outfit formulas for the pencil skirt with top, topper and shoe type, such as, for example, crossover blouse+moto jacket+ pencil skirt + ankle strap shoes. Visuals would also be strongly appreciated.