A black pencil skirt and a chambray shirt are two wardrobe essentials every girl should have on constant rotation (in my opinion anyway) as both are equally work and weekend appropriate. Although my chambray (worn here, here, here) was the first item I one hundred percent knew was getting packed for our round the world trip, a black pencil skirt never even crossed my mind. Then unexpectedly I had to wear one everyday to work while in Australia and this $4 stretchy KMart skirt became a wardrobe basic even outside of work due to its versatility and coolness in the hot Aussie heat. Now, I can’t wait to get home to put my favorite black pencil skirts to use for everything from brunch to work to church. What’s your favorite way to wear a black pencil skirt or chambray top? Do you reserve your pencil skirt for work or wear it in all aspects of your life?