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Welcome back to my one item, three ways outfit series! Previously we tackled how to wear a mini dress in cold weather. Today I’m showing you three outfit ideas for Pleated Midi Skirts in Fall and Winter!
I absolutely love pleated midi skirts. They are flattering on everyone — it’s about finding the right skirt for your shape and style. As a preppy chic girl living in New York City myself I love to take neutrals, add one pop of color, and call it a look. This first outfit has several ideas incorporated into one look styled effortlessly.
We have tone-on-tone with the grey sweater and silver skirt. We have an oversized sweater (this one has cute button accents to give it something special, photos below!). We have plenty of warmth and a chic little bag in a pop of teal blue. All of these combine to make one of my favorite outfits of the moment. Even on the coldest days so far I barely need a jacket over this outfit! And yes, I am wearing nude tights with this outfit to keep my legs warm. 😊
The key to nailing this first styling is to find a sweater that’s soft enough to come inward towards the waist and long enough to fully clear the hips. If the emphasis on this look is warmth, then the next look is perfect for warmer climates or those days when it’s teasingly warm out.
A moto jacket truly does go with everything! In this second of three Outfit Ideas for Pleated Midi Skirts in Fall and Winter, I’m once again playing around with tones of grey and white for the main pieces. Then the slightly warmer weather made me feel playful enough to add two pops of color! I am here to tell you that my shoes in this look are incredibly comfortable! No one was more surprised than me; I was planning on grinning through pain but I didn’t need to.
For me as a taller girl (I’m 5’9″, having somehow grown an inch in the last year) I prefer a longer layering cami because camis that are too short tend to make me look stumpy. However if you are on the shorter side or have a longer torso feel free to tuck your cami into the skirt.
Not only is this look great for Fall and Winter, it will work well in Spring too! And in Summer you could easily ditch the jacket altogether for a stylish look. My final look in this series plays around with length, adding a long cardigan to the long skirt for one sleek combination.
Sometimes one new piece is all it takes to refresh older pieces in my closet! In this particular outfit only the skirt is new. Everything else is at least a year old. This final of three Outfit Ideas for Pleated Midi Skirts in Fall and Winter illustrates how a long cardigan can instantly add a tailored feel to an unstructured piece like the skirt.
I chose not to belt this particular combination, but I often swap in this skirt and then I do belt the outfit. Something about the pleats here makes me want to have them more open and free to move with the wind.
In selecting a cardigan for this combination, look for one that is about two inches shorter than the skirt or one to two inches longer than the skirt. Don’t wear the skirt with a cardigan of equal length as it will look stumpy rather than elongating. Also plan on tucking in your cami of choice. I went for velvet here but you can easily do silk or any material of your choice.
Ahhh, pleated midi skirts. A complete must-have for any closet! We’re so lucky that in addition to the pretty Banana Republic skirt I’ve featured today, there are so many more gorgeous options out there. Here are some of my favorites that you can put into your own three Outfit Ideas for Pleated Midi Skirts in Fall and Winter. One trend I’m loving right now is pleated midi skirts with pattern that show when the pleats are extended — such as when you walk. So pretty!
Want even more styling ideas for pleated midi skirts? Be sure to follow me on Pinterest and check out my Street Style board, where you’ll find tons of outfit ideas for pleated midi skirts. Next week in one item, three ways: the denim sherpa jacket!!