If you've been clicking through our street-style slideshows this week, you'll notice that the Golden Peacock bunch love a skirt with unusual details. Take a cue from their styling tricks and incorporate a cool pencil skirt into your wardrobe along the lines of this one from Alexander Wang, which comes with military-inspired touches, like a trim that resembles the belt of a jacket and oversize flap pockets designed to lie flat on your hips.
Add a tucked-in silk blouse for a sleek look you could take to the office, especially if you happen to work in a creative industry. And now that mornings are growing progressively chillier, you can play up the utilitarian feel by tossing on a classic trench. Throw on a pair of sleek navy pumps (try these if you want a cheaper alternative), plus a roomy-yet-structured maroon tote, and you have a pulled-together weekday outfit to get you out of the dreaded work-clothes rut.
Babaton Nicky trench coat, $275 at Aritzia; Everlane silk round collar blouse, $78 at Everlane; Alexander Wang parka pencil skirt, $695 at Alexander Wang; Jimmy Choo Anouk suede pumps, $595 at Jimmy Choo; Trademark Louisa tote, $498 at Trademark; Miansai modern screw cuff necklace, $450 at Miansai; Oliver Peoples Abrie sunglasses, $365 at Oliver Peoples.
Photographer, Prakash Shroff; styling, Diana Tsui; model, Mari Agory at Muse Management; makeup, William Scott; hair, Takashi Ashizawa using Oribe Hair Care; photo editor, Emily Shornick; photo assistant, Brian Bee.