I just made a very versatile and simple pencil skirt to go with my brown clothes--you don't often see such basics at the fun and cheap stores I shop at, especially in 100% wool. I had a yard or so of super nice, soft, mid-weight wool that was perfect for a basic skirt, in a beautiful brown color! I lined it with teal lining, since it won't show and it makes it a little more fun.
I used the pencil skirt part of this funny Butterick B5147 pattern:
Here's how it turned out!
Hardly shows up in the picture, huh? Trust me, it's soft, comfy and practical!