House of Fraser Eastex Mauve Skirt ($65.49)
Most of my favorite stores and brands are based in the UK. The Brits just understand sleek, professional fashion in a way that American retailers don’t usually grasp. The store has lovely pieces, but as with all overseas retailers, you need to carefully consider the size chart and read the delivery and returns section carefully.
This mauve skirt is a great way to wear a spring hue in a professional way. I also found this Topshop pencil skirt in pink tweed and this twill pencil from LOFT in pale blue (also in petites).
Want something bolder? This Ellen Tracy pencil skirt comes in fuchsia, purple and lime. The Sloan pencil skirt from Banana Republic comes in teal and cobalt.
Plus-size? Have a look at this Mossimo pencil skirt in teal. Petite? This Ann Taylor skirt comes in a gorgeous sapphire color.