If you think pencil skirts are boring, think again! There are lots of decorative details you can employ to add flair to a simple skirt. Note: obviously I can't cover every single possible variation, but if there is a high demand for a particular technique I will consider including it.
A button tab to the top of the kick pleat gives a polished, professional-looking touch. I also like how the waist darts are angled in this pattern.
Oversize patch pockets or faux pocket flaps are very 50s.
Fishtail pleats or a hemline flounce add glamour.
A different style on the theme is a wrap-effect skirt with button detailing.
You could make a high waist skirt and add straps for a pinafore look.
Make a matching cape!
Decorate the front with ric-rac trim - why not?
A shaped waistband lends a designer touch to an otherwise simple, workaday skirt.