In Pursuit of Pleats

Well it’s been a minute, fashion has temporarily hit the pause button and instead of hitting the gram for some #ootd (outfit inspo) it was back to the throwback designer archives for a fashion quick fix.

Put your best foot forward post-lockdown and twirl into the current season in pleats. Pleats are once again making their mark on the Winter 2020 season, this effortless uber on-trend outfit will brighten your day literally with pops of pink and twirling.

This look that I have put together this week is mostly complied of pieces that I had in my wardrobe before this pandemic..just waiting patiently to see the light of day!

Classical yet whimsical, pleats have been worn so many different ways in past seasons, (just check out this blog post here) However, the way we are wearing pleated skirts in 2020 looks a little different to the past with edgier combinations and a less feminine approach, the pleated skirt is our new wardrobe staple.

To recreate this look, opt for your pleated skirt of choice and look to experiment with bright colours for a pop of wow factor. (the skirt I am wearing is available from Decjuba Summer collection). Pleated skirts will give your wardrobe an instant make-over, aside from endless versatility they can be worn literally all year round.

Next, for the purpose of an Autumn look you will need to incorporate a jacket or sweater with your outfit to keep warm. I opted to team this Kookai cropped leather biker jacket with the skirt accompanied by a simple white tee.

Leather will add a tough edge to your outfit and is a great way to achieve balance with the ultra-feminine pleats. If you don’t have a leather jacket, then try teaming a knit sweater with your pleated skirt for extra style.

Finish off your look with a pair of white sneakers for an effortless street edge.Forget the heels or loafers we may have once wore now it’s only sneakers! Team your bag of choice and sunglasses and your outfit is complete!

With pleats and leather dominating the Winter 2020 season it’s two certified pieces that will keep you ahead of the trends. Step out of this lockdown season in style!