I’m re-opening the yearbook and bringing back some high school cheerleading memories as today I’m talking about all things pretty in pleats.
Pleats are one of those trends that have, like most, come and gone throughout the years, but they’re back, and I’m loving it – as you soon might too.
Instead of going out and purchasing a pleated piece (which they can be found at so many retailers!) I actually dug up this burnt orange skirt in my closet – one of those things I’d bought off season a couple years back and, well, never wore or got rid of. (I will admit, I have a bad attachment to my clothes and literally cannot get rid of anything for the fear of it coming back in… see mom, it does!)
The skirt itself was part of a fall collection, but here I’ve brought the piece into winter by styling it with some of my favorite black pieces including this long sleeveless vest I found at Target for 70% off! The skirt itself was a dark enough hue where I could easily tie in the black and add gold accessories for a subtle contrast creating this stylish date night outfit. Who knew pleated pieces could be so much fun?
Style Tip: Pleats speak for themselves. Avoid pairing anything to “loud” with pleated pieces. For instance, don’t wear ruffles and possibly avoid stripes. The key to sophistication is keeping it simple with basics and solids.