Blake Lively, Turbo premiere in New York, July 2013
The pencil skirt can be a bit underrated. The go-to item for many a 9-5 office worker might not be the item that springs to mind when you want a really punchy outfit. But this is simply not true! Maybe I direct you to Blake Lively. Just look at this jewel encrusted, shimmering, utterly mesmorising pencil skirt. Granted it's not in the same ilk as your sensible grey/black/navy work skirts, but it makes you think about pencil skirts differently. The skirt is definitely the hero of this outfit, all it needs, as Blake so expertly shows, is a simple tank and a reliable pair of pumps. It's toned down razzle, and I like it.