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How to Style a Pleated Midi Skirt

How to Style a Pleated Midi Skirt

Looking for ideas on how to style a pleated midi skirt?

As I’m getting older, I’m beginning to stray away from miniskirts and more towards longer skirts and dresses.

During my teen years, it was all “the shorter, the better”.

I don’t believe there are any rules when it comes to age and fashion, but I do think midi skirts look more mature.

This pleated midi skirt from Aritzia has been on my wishlist for probably years now, and it’s such a classic staple to have in your wardrobe!

I picked it up during Aritzia’s clientele sale a few months ago, and I really wish I’d gotten it in black as well.

Here’s how to style a pleated midi skirt for both spring/summer and fall/winter!

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What’s so great about pleated midi skirts?

Since pleated midi skirts are such a staple and versatile piece, they literally go with almost anything.

You can wear a pleated midi skirt with a simple tee and sneakers for a casual outfit, or with a flattering off-the-shoulder top for a feminine and playful look.

Pleated midi skirts can also be worn all year long!

Wear it on its own with a simple top for spring and summer or with layers for fall and winter.


How to style a white pleated midi skirt

How to style a pleated midi skirt for spring/summer
How to style a pleated midi skirt for spring/summer
How to style a pleated midi skirt for spring/summer
Bodysuit: Forever 21 (similar from Urban Outfitters) | Skirt: Aritzia | Shoes: Nordstrom

How to style a pleated midi skirt for spring/summer

The only thing that bugs me about the Aritzia Jude skirt is that even with all the layers, it’s still see-through, so I still have to wear yoga shorts underneath.

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It ain’t comfy wearing more layers than you have to in the dead heat of summer, but I guess it helps keep your thighs from chafing.

I paired this pleated midi skirt with this pink off-the-shoulder bodysuit from Forever 21 (similar from Urban Outfitters) and a pair of pink mules from Nordstrom.

This outfit is a little more feminine than what I’m used to, but it’s always fun to change it up every once in awhile!

Since a pleated midi skirt is more modest, it goes well with tops or bodysuits that show a little more skin, especially for spring and summer!

Think off-the-shoulder tops, tube tops, and so on.


How to style a pleated midi skirt for fall/winter
How to style a pleated midi skirt for fall/winter
How to style a pleated midi skirt for fall/winter
Sweater: American Apparel (similar from Nordstrom) | Skirt: Aritzia

How to style a pleated midi skirt for fall/winter

I’m all about turtlenecks and knit sweaters for the fall and winter seasons.

I wore a cropped blue sweater from American Apparel (similar from Nordstrom) and some simple black booties with the Aritzia Jude skirt.

With longer skirts and dresses, you’ll want to wear cropped silhouettes or at least tuck your shirt in so that your waist is elongated.

Especially if you’re a short person like me!

To make my outfit a little more festive for the holiday season, I also wore a pretty pearl hair clip.

If you live in a cold place like Toronto, feel free to layer up with some heat tech leggings or warm pants underneath your pleated midi skirt.

You can also wear some knee or thigh-high boots to keep extra warm!


Pleated midi skirts have now become one of my closet essentials, and it can definitely be worn all year round.

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Which of these outfits would you wear? How would you guys style a pleated midi skirt? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on how to style a slip dress, or any of my other fashion posts.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

The pleated midi skirt is a chic and classic wardrobe staple to have in your closet. Here's how to style the Aritzia Jude skirt in white!

Photos by Adam G.

Deborah

Monday 21st of August 2017

Oh I LOVE this! That skirt is seriously pretty!

Jessica Lam

Monday 21st of August 2017

Thanks Deb!! :)

Neelofar

Saturday 19th of August 2017

I love the blush and white combo! So flattering on you :) Neelofar | The Loveliest Lily www.theloveliestlily.com

Jessica Lam

Monday 21st of August 2017

Thanks Neelofar! :)

Claire @ October Rain

Saturday 19th of August 2017

Love your style!!! I've been dying to get a long skirt but haven't found the perfect one yet.

Jessica Lam

Saturday 19th of August 2017

Thanks Claire!! Forever 21 has a bunch of cute ones right now :)

Valerie Hansen

Friday 18th of August 2017

That body suit is lovely..my fav color is blush right now...lovely look on you!

Jessica Lam

Saturday 19th of August 2017

Thanks so much Valerie! Blush is my fave colour right now too!!

Amanda K

Friday 18th of August 2017

I love that bodysuits can be worn with pretty much anything! That pleated skirt is so cute!

xx, Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

Jessica Lam

Saturday 19th of August 2017

I'm on the hunt for more basic bodysuits because they're so easy to wear!