What to look for
“This season, pleated skirts have gotten a fashionable update from their schoolgirl or stuffy secretary association,” says stylist, Afiya Francisco. “Pleats are thinner and fabrics are lighter.”
How to wear it
“A fashion-forward option is to pair longer skirts with hip-length tops in contrasting fabrics,” says Francisco. Try it with a looser fit blouse that’s tucked in. Fit is crucial, says Francisco, so be sure that the pleats are sharp and lay flat. Vivid brights are a bold option but lighter taupe and grey is also polished and feminine.
A medium to thin belt is a must. Try something in the same tone or a complementing shade, says Francisco.
Day to night
Wear it with slightly heavier shoes like wedges to counterbalance the floaty material – these are a great casual option for day. Feminine heels make a sophisticated option for evening. Fabrics like silk, chiffon and satin also look appropriate for evening events so opt for a skirt that can work for both.
A little hit of style
If you want to try this trend without committing, treat it as you would a pair of trousers, says Francisco. Slip on a slim fitting tee for a casual introduction to the trend.