he pleated skirt is a must-have classic piece and since 2018 its dominance on the fashion scenes seems to have returned with a vengeance. It cinches the waist, flatters your figure and can be worn in different ways. Like we like to put it: a pleated skirt is a perfect blend of street style and feminine sophistication.
But there’s a formula to slaying in a pleated skirt in 2020; the very formula you need to know so you don’t look like you got stuck in the 60s. As usual, you can always count on us to come to your rescue.
Once you get the hang of it, the pleated skirt will become one of your favourite wardrobe pieces and might even shape your personal style for the rest of the year.
We have curated different ways you can rock the pleated skirt for different occasions…
1. The blazer look
Layering a blazer over a pleated skirt, especially a solid-coloured blazer, adds a convincing level of elegance to your entire look. Atlanta-based blogger Monica Awe’s look is a super stylish work outfit that will have everyone going: go boss lady!
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2. Paired with a tie-up T-shirt
This is an easy and fun look and offers no option of appearing boring. This effortless pairing is a good day look for running errands or a casual Saturday date.
3. A floral fantasy
For those in regions with Summer-like weather year-round, there’s no wrong time to look feminine and chic in a floral top and pleated skirt look. For those in the United States, as Spring approaches, style your pleated skirt with a floral blouse for that seasonal appeal. There’s no losing when you’re in tune with the environment.
4. Scarf it up
Take your look from zero to a good ninety with a well-styled scarf around your neck and a plain bodycon top.
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5. The timeless approach
The long maxi pleated skirt is so feminine and forgiving. Pair it with a vintage top to get that timeless elegant look.
6. Switch it up with a turtleneck
Perfect for cold weather of Winter and Spring, this look instantly gives a taller and slender frame while boots like the one here are a well-needed pop of colour to cure the winter blues.
7. Leather jackets never lie
A leather jacket and pleated skirt combination is one that lets the world know that you’re both edgy and refined – that’s a sure way to win both sides of the divide. Don’t ask which ‘divide.’
8. The T-shirt and bold neckpiece approach
A chunky statement neckpiece can make a simple outfit look well-thought-out especially when paired with heels. Try this formula with a t-shirt and pleated skirt and thank me later.
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9. Check this out
Checks are always a good idea and layering them over a pleated skirt is sophisticated truth. To bring in some contemporary energy to this stylish vintage pairing, tie the look together with a designer belt.
10. Pair with a statement belt
Try out the belted option especially with a statement belt while keeping the rest of your accessories very minimal for a sleek look. Now, this is a look I can’t wait to try. Thanks, Veronica!
11. Just crop it
If you can stomach it, literally, this look can totally make you the star of the show. Show off a bit of skin with the crop top and heels combo.
12. The oversized sweater
For that lazy and effortless look, oversized sweaters look nice over the pleated skirt. You can dress it down with statement sneakers or up with leather pointy-toe pumps.
13. The spaghetti top and clutch look
An outfit like this is so girly and can be worn for a date. Keep it simple with a plain pleated skirt and patterned top paired sandal heels and a statement clutch. Watch how the words less is more plays out.
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Well, ladies with these styling options, you’re well on your way to becoming an SR-certified pleated skirt pro!
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