STYLE ADVICE: Posh Pleats

STYLE ADVICE: Posh Pleats

Remember The Princess Diaries? Try to recall those private-school uniforms Mia Thermopolis and Lilly Moscovitz wore… plaid pleated skirts which every school girl was required to have.  Since then, pleats have been making a comeback from tops and bottoms to dresses. With knife, accordion, or sun-ray pleats, they’ve all been making appearances on the runways and street style. Most of all, they are versatile in a sense where they add volume without bulk, you can dance on any kind of dance floor with them, while also being made of lightweight fabrics. This style moves with you as you sashay through the day into the night.

This Fashionista’s green pleated midi skirt paired with her chiffon mock neck with flared ¾ sleeves combine for an ideal winter outfit to any fashion lover. The dark green, suede, leather, and black come together in a trendy style for this season. Add the pointed flats with strap accents and a crossbody bag to spice up the look…especially for a woman ready to conquer 2017. Simple yet bold, this outfit shows off her edgy elegance identical to her personal style.

By having a dramatic shape, keeping other things in the outfit neutral allows the pleated item to be in the limelight. Metallic sheens in the fabric give more of an emphasis on the focal point itself. Adding more edgy pieces, like strappy platforms, gives off a less of the traditional girlish vibe and gives more of a sophisticated overall feel. Evolving past the days of Mia and Lilly, there are now so many different kinds of tunics, midi skirts, dresses, and tops with pleats, so lengths and layering of this trend is a must for this upcoming year.