Every girl should own a few staple black tops. You could vary your noir collection with different textured tops, with different styles like fitted, flared, long sleeved etc. I could live in black or white tops, be it a blouse or a basic tee.
For this look I paired a monochrome flared skirt with a loose fitted top. I say loose fitted as the sleeves are wide and open but synches at the waist adding a classy retro edge to the silhouette. The floral pattern on the skirt softens the industrial appearance of the monochrome palette.
And I love skirts. They can be chic, classy, casual..whatever you desire it to be.