Trend Alert: Pencil Skirts

Although the pencil skirt has been around for decades, we dubbed it worthy of this month's trend alert. Whether paired with tights and booties during the chilly months or with bare legs + peep toes in the summer, the always-flattering pencil skirt is a multi season piece worth investing in. Here is a guide to why we are digging this classic-meets-contemporary silhouette this season! 1. Channel your inner-femme with this peplum pencil skirt in floral print from ASOS.

2. For you lovers of leather, try out this sleek number from Nasty Gal- it's a great piece to toughen up your look while still appearing chic.

3. Loving this tailored and textured classic from J. Crew-pair with a blouse for a day at the office or dress it down with your favorite tee or chambray.

4. This classic black and white striped skirt, by Burberry, of course, is definitely worth the extra penny {a girl can dream, right?}!

5. Blogger Devon Rachel gives "street chic" a whole new name by rocking this classic staple and packing it with punches of color and pattern.