Want to look a little flashy without looking trashy? Try one of the lovely metallic pleated skirts that are popping up everywhere – and in all price points – this Fall.
Now if the term ‘pleated skirt’ conjures up images of the stiff, middle-enhancing version you used to wear in the 1980s, take a deep breath and relax. Today’s pleated skirts are much more forgiving and totally wearable for women of every age and most body shapes (you can read more about that here), and in recent months, have been a favorite street style look, even among over-40 bloggers.
When it comes to styling this Fall’s metallic skirts, stay clear of looks that scream heavy metal. The look a 40+ gal – heck, all gals in my opinion – will look best in a midi-length pleated skirt styled in a classic and/or feminine way with just a touch of an edge to keep the dowdiness factor at bay. Here are 3 examples.
COZY= Chunky Sweater + Metallic Pleated Skirt
This cozy, fall look is very popular on Pinterest and Instagram. Here’s how this style recipe works. Take a chunky knit like this black ribbed statement sweater with wrist ties and pair it with this beautiful hazy rose patterned gold lame skirt. Add black booties, and a ladylike bag and your outfit is 100% in the here and now.
ROMANTIC = Choker Blouse + Metallic Pleated Skirt
Some gals who gravitate to a soft, romantic style will find that a pretty metallic skirt can be a gorgeous addition to their wardrobe. To style it totally modern, try adding a pretty, ivory choker top and sand suede mules to this delicate rose gold metallic skirt. A burgundy saddle bag adds a pop of rich color. Isn’t it lovely?
Edgy = Leather Jacket + Gold Metal Pleated Skirt
If you have more of a wild child in you, try this combo. Slip on a cool leather moto jacket with this shiny, metallic gold pleated skirt from Anne Taylor. This skirt is the perfect day-to-night piece. For day, you can wear it the easy way with a black sweater or turtleneck and black booties. Here I’m showing you a night option with heels and dressy accessories.
Notice how the jacket gives it that macho edge. (BTW, a leather or leather-look moto jacket is a great basic to have in your wardrobe, and this faux-leather one from Nordstrom comes in at a great price.)
I’m loving this trend. What about you?