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HOW TO WEAR THE PLEATED MIDI SKIRT

12.09.16

We explore the styling possibilities surrounding the season’s most covetable separate – the midi skirt – in our How To edit

We’ve pinpointed midi lengths as one of this season’s key trends and whilst it comes in a variety of guises – from culottes to coat lengths – it’s the skirt, and more specifically the pleated skirt, that will see you through the season in impeccably chic style. We explore how best to wear it for now.


THE DAYS OFF-DUTY WAY

The coolest way to wear the style du jour is as part of your off-duty rotation. Bringing a luxe spin to downtime, it makes an unexpectedly perfect partner to a fine knit and box-fresh sneakers. Take it from lazy brunches to city-dwelling days with ease, adding a leather biker jacket and an oversized scarf to combat the interchangeable forecasts. Our top tip? A monochromatic colour palette will make the strongest impact, translate well from day to night and work well between seasons.  

 

THE OFFICE-FRIENDLY WAY

Don’t shy away from slipping seasonal trends into your working wardrobe – a pleated midi skirt will add a healthy dose of fashion to your rotation without overstepping the mark. Opt for a rich jewel tones to stay in-line with the darker days and cooler climes but brave bare legs for as long as you can to maintain an element of effortlessness. If you’re based in a corporate environment, a simple tank top is a safe option but alternatively, choose an oversized knit for more relaxed dress codes. Wear it untucked to emphasise volume but choose a dainty shoe to keep the overall look feminine.  

THE OCCASIONWEAR WAY


The idea of a floral pleated midi skirt would usually invoke connotations of something overtly feminine and veering on girlish but when styled the new it-girl way – with a coordinating top – it becomes altogether contemporary and makes a statement of the fashion-forward kind. Take this route for your next invite-only event. It will put a directional riff on occasionwear as we know it whilst complying with the dresscode all at once.