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PLEATS PLEASE!

June 23, 2016

Pleated skirts are very classic pieces that can complement every wardrobe. They are one of my favourite pieces to have in a wardrobe because they can make any outfit look elegant and classy! Pleated skirts are also a great way to add colour and pattern to any outfit. This blog post will focus on how to style different types of pleated skirts.

 

THE THREE MAIN TYPES OF PLEATED SKIRTS AND HOW TO STYLE THEM

 

There are three main types of pleated skirts which all look completely different from each other in an outfit:

The Asymmetric Mid length Pleated Skirt 

This type of pleated skirt is very stylish and elegant and will look feminine on any body shape. It looks best worn with a fitted, block coloured top which helps to balance the abstract lines and patterns on the skirt. This type of skirt is perfect for most smart casual or smart occasions. Pair with a clutch bag for an elegant evening out.

The A-Line Drop Waist Pleated Skirt

This type of skirt is perfect for those with smaller hips or boyish figures. It looks great in a shorter length which is perfect for women that are shorter in height. Pair with a fitted sweater or jumper and a medium to large bag for a smart casual, ‘sporty’ look.

 

The Full Length Pleated Skirt

This type of skirt is perfect for those who do not want to expose their legs for any reason. The secret in styling this type of skirt is wearing a fitted top and adding some detail around your chest area which can be in form of detail on your top around the chest area or  a chunky long necklace. Complete the look with a shoulder bag for a relaxed day out or travel outfit.

 

GET THE SHOES RIGHT

The type of shoes you pick to wear with a pleated skirt will greatly influence your overall look. It is therefore important to get the shoes right when styling pleated skirts. Pleated skirts look best with open, horizontal striped sandals or shoes with minimal straps. Opt for a heel you are comfortable with. Block heels will always be easier to walk in than stiletto heels.

 

HOW TO MIX AND MATCH COLOURS

Mixing and matching colours is something most women struggle with from past experience. The secret is simply in an educated style. My book; ‘The No Black Project’ teaches you exactly how to pick the right colours/shades for you and how to mix and match colours to create different looks. More details can be found here: http://www.thenoblackproject.com/the-no-black-project-book/

 

I hope you found this post useful.

Please feel free to ask any questions or comment below:

 

Your Personal Stylist,

Numba Pinkerton

 

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