The pencil skirt has long been a part of the (non–skirt averse) working woman’s wardrobe. The classic knee-length hemline is HR-friendly, while the simple shape creates a clean, polished silhouette. Still, sometimes it’s hard to decipher how to wear a them in a way that isn’t been-there-done-that. In an effort to break you out of your pencil-skirt rut, the unexpected outfits we’ve curate today are all about using classic button-downs, blazers, and sweaters. These 15 outfits you’re about to see prove that there so many stylish, fun, non-boring ways to approach the timeless piece.