When we were little, magazines were our guides on everything related to fashion and style. How clothing should fit and look and what accessories went with different outfits?
Growing up is all about getting to know who you are as a person; it’s more about taking an interest in items of clothing that make you feel good no matter what the season or trend. Like magazines, pleated skirts were and still are a staple in anyone’s closet, and they can be paired with so many different pieces. Whether you choose to pair it with a classic top and flats or even a chic blazer and heels, they are the perfect piece to dress up a more casual look without being overdone. Depending on how you wear them, pleated skirts can change your whole outfit from being simple and girly to polished yet still simple and chic.
Here are a few styles for you to try out in the summer (and all year round).
Ever wanted to dress like your idol but couldn’t find out how they were doing it? Well, turns out that many of the celebrities you were wondering about follow similar fashion rules. For example, one well-known and often featured outfit is the cotton skirt with a loose-fitting top paired with shoes. This style is easy to recreate and lucky for us, it looks as relaxing as it feels to wear. It’s quite simple; just layer your pleated skirt over a crew neck top or t-shirt and be sure to add some glittering accessories or fun-coloured pumps. We love this outfit because not only does it work for jeans but also for leggings.
Mixing and matching various pieces from your wardrobe to create unique looks is all the rage. We’re here to tell you that this season, there’s a brand-new way to do it: with miniskirts! The best part is you likely already have some of these pieces in your closet – or accessorize with fun trends like quirky prints or bold colours. Spice up any outfit by adding a pleated mini skirt, statement-making accessories, and a blouse combo. These combinations are exceptionally easy to put together, too – four ideas to try now including bright blue + millennial pink, grey + dusty rose, white + turquoise, black + orange.
Brace yourself for a punk rock masterpiece. Start with a pleated mini skirt (can you tell we like this trend?) and pair it with any solid-coloured top, preferably in black or grey. For the finishing touches, throw on your leather jacket, sling on your favourite bandana and add some lace-up boots for the perfect rock look.
THE FRENCH CAPITAL
French girls have always been known for exuding a unique sense of style that’s both timeless and yet, somehow, always up to date. It’s possible to channel Paris vibes with or without living in the French capital because these women definitely have trends on lock. If you’re keen to turn heads without spending hours on getting ready and packing your bags, opt for French-girl style by teaming your slouchy blouse with a classic black skirt and heels.
ALL THINGS SPORTY
As athleisure has become more mainstream, the interest in tennis skirts has gone through the roof recently. And there’s a good reason why – they’re comfortable, stylish, and totally practical to wear, both while playing or while watching your feet move on the court. Put some spring back into summer with comfortable skirts then. All you need to do is pick a casual outfit consisting of your favourite tee, cinch it together with a tennis skirt and slip into cross-training sneakers, and you’re good to go. You could start off with a short-sleeved V-neck top (and if you want to get really fancy and match with the latest sports trends, pick a top of your choice in one of the trendy athleisure colours).