Lately, everyone has been singing a metaphorical “I want you back” to ’90s fashion. From Kylie Jenner’s sultry makeup to Charlie XCX’s perfect grunge style, the contagious nostalgia for the good old nineties is alive and well especially with street style.
One of my favorite trends of that era has to be the pleated button skirt. Pleated button skirts work well on any body type because they come in multiple hem lengths. The fit and flare style gives a nice accent to the waist without suffocating it. Additionally, the vertical direction of the buttons down the center of the skirt elongates the body, creating a slimming effect.
This Fashionista sports her button skirt with classic grunge chic. What I love about her style pairing is that she didn’t attempt to go overly grunge with the typical graphic shirt and plaid. She let the skirt be the statement piece of her look. Tucked in to her black skirt is a plain white V-neck short sleeve shirt. She keeps her accessories minimal with a delicate pair of gold dangle leaf earrings and a ladylike black envelope purse. Her neutral sandals keep her outfit casual while her tortoise shell sunglasses amplify her cool vibe. Last but not least, an ensemble is never complete without the perfect lip color. Our Fashionista adds a pop of color with her pink toned lipstick.
This is a simple staple outfit to keep in your closet to wear on a busy weekend or a summer night out with your best friends.
How To: Wear your pleated button skirt with a plain T-shirt. Preserve the “cool girl” style with minimal accessories, like your favorite pair of statement sunglasses and neutral sandals, and you’ll be ready to show the world that the ’90s definitely aren’t dead.