Pencil skirts are any work staple. I genuinely think pencil skirts suit every shape and I love the silhouette they create. I've always been a bit obsessed with the 1940s era which has stemmed my love of pencil skirts and red lipstick.
Although I do have one black skirt, I usually team that with a bright colourful or patterned top so it's not head to toe black. But I try to purchase patterned pencil skirts. My Topshop and River Island ones are new and can be purchased here and here.
Blouses are the next thing. I'm still in the process of buying some others but I bought this cream and black one from Primark for £9 each. I also bought a bundle of tights because I'm forever ripping mine. Primark's the only place to get hosiery from.
Trousers do not need to be black and dull like school trousers. I keep buying treggings as their the perfection combination of comfort and sophistication. The black pair (not fully black and not boring like school trousers) are my newest purchase from Zara. Zara is the most perfect place to buy office wear from even if it is a little on the pricey side. Its still great value and lasts ages. I spoke the other day about classic clothes over trends. Zara is the sort of shop that sells classics over trends. So many things I've bought from Zara can transition season to season and can be worn several years from now, especially their coats!