In her new weekly series, Michelle Yu snaps up her favourite pieces fit for your evolving work wardrobe. Push the limits (and break the rules!) when it comes to your office attire. Check back every Thursday for her latest style finds.
The thin line between office-appropriate uniformity and sartorial fluency is, more often than not, an untameable bronco, ready to buck off the sassy souls who dare attempt to straddle it.
For those who have faced such corporate conundrums before, it's a familiar dance between the intricately beaded peplum blazer that you really want to wear and the safe black pantsuit and white button-down (patterned if you're feeling risky!) that you ultimately settle on.
Enter the flamboyant pencil skirt: Designers have courted amped-up versions of this office staple for seasons now and, as a result, we have a trussed up selection to choose from for trotting to and fro. Easily paired with office basics as simple as, yes, a white button-down or plain black blazer, it's a good time to be a working girl.
Jonathan Saunders multicoloured polkadot skirt, $690, net-a-porter.com.