I’ve been trying to write this post for a while and just haven’t found the right words to put my thoughts onto paper (or in this case my little space on the web). I was looking at some recent photos shot by Thom Law who’s a genius and makes me look waaaaay better in photos than I do in real life. What I’m trying to get to hopefully, if I don’t ramble so much is sharing three different ways that you can wear the famous pleated skirt. I wrote a similar post a while back on styling a lace bodysuit three ways (which you can read about here) and it went down so well that I decided this kind of post would be a good idea to do again, here’s to hoping that you guys love this post just as much too!
Anywaaaay back to talking about pleated skirts, the one I have is silver and I bought it from Primark for £3 last summer before they became a big thing. I nearly didn’t buy it because I thought that I wouldn’t wear it and that it would just hang in my wardrobe taking up space but I’m so glad I bought it especially as it was in the sale for £3!! They don’t sell this exact one any more but I will link a few in the ‘shop the post section‘ at the bottom of this post so you can grab yourself one before they stop selling them.
I’m the kinda gal that until recently didn’t dare break the fashion rules of what should and shouldn’t be worn together and tried to wear what everyone else was wearing which really didn’t do me any favours. Just because something is ‘in fashion’ or is a ‘trend’ doesn’t mean that we have to wear it. In fact I think we should be taking an item, such as the pleated skirt and wearing it our way. Whether that’s casual by pairing it with a jumper and trainers or dressing it up with heels and a nice top, you decide. I just want to give you a little inspo, you can also check out my Insta to keep up to date with my latest fashiony things and day to day ramblings on my stories…
The pleated skirts featured in today’s post are both from Primark, I’ll link some similar ones as they’ll look great too styled in different ways.
Let’s talk fancyyyy
Style one was a last resort outfit that I wore to one of my best friends weddings, I’m awful with dresses and rarely have an occasion to really ‘dress up’ so using a couple of bits I found in my wardrobe I was able to come up with an outfit I loved. In the picture is my favourite court shoes/heels from Primark £10, a leather-look lace detailed bralet from Zara which I got in the sale for £5 and of course the £3 metallic pleated skirt from Primark again. The key to this look is simple plain shoes with a similar colour top so that the outfit isn’t too full on. I was going for the dressy but elegant look, who knows if I nailed it but I felt good and that’s the main thing.
Writing this post has made me decide that I also need this skirt in metallic Pink because that will give me sooooo many more options… sorry bank balance but I need it.
Incorporating Leather-look into an everyday outfit
In the past I’ve never really been a fan of leather-look items but when I saw this skirt I couldn’t resist buying it, I think it was about £13 from Primark and I have worn it so many times. It’s a little easier to wear than the metallic one because Black goes with everything… plus the pleats are really flattering too. I teamed this item with my go-to Mustard colour jumper £7.99 from H&M because I do love a pop of colour in my wardrobe, my sock boots were from Simmi shoes which were about £40 and my favourite leather jacket from Miss Selfridge which was £55 a few seasons ago. I think it’s really important that whilst new things are great reusing and re-styling old items of clothing is pretty important too. We don’t need new stuff all the time, we just need inspiration and new ways to wear what we’ve already got, although the odd new thing here and there isn’t a bad thing, I’d be a hypocrite if I was saying it was.
Metallic for everyday wear including work?
The dress code at work allows a bit of wiggle room, I’m fairly lucky with this as a lot of things I wear to work you wouldn’t be able to wear in most places. This is probably a benefit of not being customer facing, although there are still rules in place. I spend most of my day at work so try and feel as ‘me’ as possible, whether that’s wearing items that I love in a smarter way or just not matching at all it’s what I do. The metallic skirt is great for this as it’s past knee length so is perfectly decent and can be worn for comfort with the elasticated waist which allows breathing room. Plus due to being silver allows you to mix and match it with many colours and prints, including this jumper of mine from Dorothy Perkins which I picked up a long long time ago which helps me dress down the skirt without looking too casual. No casual outfit however would be complete without a worn pair of trainers, am I right? These Converse have had my back for so long and therefore are my go to comfy shoes.
I hope this post has given you too a bit of inspiration and helped you realise that style has no boundaries, It’s all about what makes you feel comfortable in your skin.
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