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This time of the year can be hard sartorially — it's easy to get stuck in a routine of neutral turtlenecks and jeans with boots. To get out of that rut, we suggest mixing in pieces like this black-and-ivory, diagonal-striped skirt from LOÉIL. It's cut in a flattering A-line silhouette and the diagonal crepe inserts move beautifully with every step. Since it sits comfortably at the waist, you can tuck in any sweater you already own, throw on some tights, and add festive boots that'll look great at work and the holiday party after.