Some things are undeniable, pure and simple: gravity, the healing properties of chocolate, the sexiness of a slit skirt when worn with a button-up shirt. The relative modesty of the latter really sets off the thigh-baring element - and before you know it, you've got an ensemble that brims with an understated, effortless sex appeal.
You can work this look with something as simple as a jersey midi-skirt with a side slit, but if you want to put the pedal to the metal and really floor it - and by "it" we mean everyone who sees you - go for a skirt made from leather. This one from Tamara Mellon has an added bonus: you can fasten it up or pop it open, depending on your mood and the occasion (or time of night). Pair with your favorite shirt color, especially classic white, soft pink or rich, dark tones like our plum "Journey Into Night". Slip on a pair of pumps, some gold jewelry, and you're set.
Pictured: Tamara Mellon leather wrap skirt, VAUGHAN Journey into Night blouse, Max Mara pumps, Lanvin "Love" ring.