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Why We Love It: Color blocking has become a norm (not to mention a catch phrase), and Candela proves that it can be done by using not just color, but texture too. A pencil skirt is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, but this extra-special style will stand out from the rest.

How To Wear It: The femininity of this ladylike skirt calls for some masculine add-ons. Go for a tough, hardware-heavy biker jacket layered over a crisp-collared button front to balance out the sweetness of the colorful lace. Keep your tights at home; you want to show off that scalloped hem with a lace-to-skin contrast. For shoes, opt for a sleek brogue and switch into a strappy sandal (with ultra-thin straps) for night. Be a little daring and choose a heel in crimson red to match the darkest hue of the skirt. Handbag wise, carry an unexpected shape and steer clear of an overly cutesy clutch.

Shop It: $215; candelanyc.com