If you would have told me that I would be wearing a sheer pleated skirt this time last year I would have most likely laughed in your face. Pretty pleats, of any kind, are not usually in my style vocab. I have eaten my words, as here we are and pleats (when done right) are on the top of my summer hit list. Fashion heavyweights Celine, Proenza Schouler and Givenchy led the way, and when they say it’s the next ‘big thing’ you take note and follow suit instantly. Now forget your short netball skirt, these pleats are soft and modern, with the hemline finishing just over the knee or just above your ankles. Pair it with a tough leather jacket, structured coat or a simple white t-shirt with black boots creates the perfect contrast between feminine and masculine, that’s when you create a winning combo.
I look for neutral colours with shades of peach, creme and blush my favourite. A touch of metallic is a strong look this party season, so I have included some great metallic options below.
Witchery Black Skirt, Witchery Mint Skirt , Seed White Lace, Topshop Metallic Skirt, ASOS Green Split
Camilla and Marc Black + white skirt BLK DNM Leather Pleats, Alice & Olivia Navy Skirt, DAGMAR Blue Pleats, Proenze Schouler Metallic Skirt, Givenchy Beige Skirt. Camilla and Marc Black skirt, Dion Lee Croc Blush Skirt
Photography: Liane Hurvitz