A leather or leather-like pencil skirt can do everything a wool pencil can do, only with more style. This inexpensive version actually felt pretty good in person, though I did have to hang it outside for a while so the chemical smell could clear. Not awesome, but now that it’s gone, this is a great inexpensive piece to have hanging in my closet. I also like this $69 Karen Kane pencil skirt.
Not feeling the look of solid leather–how about a skirt with a front leather panel? This Halogen skirt ($113) comes in misses and petites. I also like this Trouve skirt with the leather details on the side. And if you need a skirt in plus-size, Sejour has a gorgeous pencil for under-$100.