Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Trend: Pleated Skirts

If you haven't seen the waive of pleated skirts out there then you haven't been paying attention... 
pleated skirts are in.  Chloe, Rag 'n Bone as well as Miu Miu have rocked the runways with their unique looks of the pleated.  So get checked in and start location your pleated for the summer.

Source: T Magazine, Photographs by Maciek Kobielski.
CHIC-A-BOO — A long skirt that's anything but modest. Maison Martin Margiela bodysuit, $380. Call (212) 989-7612. Rag & Bone harness, $125. Call (212) 219-2204. Rag & Bone skirt, $450. Go to Robert Lee Morris earrings, $275, and ring, $250. Call (212) 431-9405. Proenza Schouler sandals, $2,210. Go to

Source: T Magazine, Photographs by Maciek Kobielski.TUNIC ON WRY — Pleats can soften up a constructed top. Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquière shirt, $4,650, dickey, $695, watch, $1,375, and shoes, $965. Call (212) 206-0872. Calvin Klein Collection dress (worn as skirt), $3,995. Call (212) 292-9000.

Source: T Magazine, Photographs by Maciek Kobielski.
BALANCING ACT — Play it coy with tiers. Ann Demeulemeester vest, about $1,520, and belt, $1,400. Call 011-32-3-216-0133. Maison Martin Margiela shirt (worn underneath), $325. Go to . See by Chloé skirt. Dr. Martens shoes, $130. Go Ippolita earrings, $185. Go to Artemas Quibble bracelets, $445, $445 and $495. Go to

Source: T Magazine, Photographs by Maciek Kobielski.I SEE PARIS — Getting intimate with a basic button-up. Brooks Brothers shirt, $80. Go to Reed Krakoff t-shirt, $1,190. Call (877) 733-3525. Chloé skirt, $1,895. At select Nordstrom stores. Call (888) 282-6060. Alexander Wang shoes, $650. Maison Martin Margiela ring, $350, and bracelet, $350. Call (212) 989-7612.
The models above are bit haute couture but use them as your inspiration.  These pleated skirts can be rocked in so many ways, from the romantically classic to casual cool or simply mod-chic.  You can wear them with teasing blouses or a denim button up... play with the pleated and have some fun!

From Left to right: Suno pleated skirt $800 ShopBop, Rare pleated mini skirt $59 from ASOS, grey and floral pleated skirt from Forever21, Petite coral lace pleated dress at Topshop 

Source: Grazia, both wearing accordion skirts from American Apparel, mid length
Ilaria Casati
Go bold with brightly colored pleated skirts but pair it with a nude lace T-shirt then topped it off with some crazy bangles and jeweled rings.  Want to me crazier, try something like Suno pleated skirt.  The crazy pattern will sure be a head turner.  However, don't over do it!  Look how the girl right below wore hers.  Some will not like this but I find it quite fun and would totally get this skirt... if not for the $800 price tag!

The Look:
American Apparel scarf
American Apparel accordion skirt
Levi's denim button up
Zara blazer
Ray Ban sunglasses

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