A black skirt, like the black bag, and leather jacket, is an essential part of the feminine wardrobe. Depending on the length and cut, a black skirt can be worn in most any occasion. Mini’s are a classic, but the shoe can completely change the feel of the piece. Dawn a mule for a refined look, or an OTK boot for a younger edgier vibe (like this). Appropriately named, this “Vampire” leather mini from Friend of Mine showcases an angular front cut, resembling a fang. I can dig it. Absolutely in love with anything by the Stone Cold Fox ladies, and had been eyeing the Alejandro skirt for months, so when I saw this replica I had to have it. An m-slit maxi with reverse zippers on each thigh, easy to dress up or down, this purchase was a no brainer (look for it in next weeks style post). A little lace goes a long way (especially on the hem of a pencil skirt), reminiscent of lingerie, but still office appropriate.