“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Trend Alert.........! Pleats

One of the big trends this season is pleats. It has been a bit of a slow burner this one to transcend from the catwalks to the high-street, but i can report this trend has well and truly landed in-store. Go-to shops are Whistles, Topshop, Primark, Pretaportobello and Rare.

I chose this beautiful peach/nude full length pleated maxi skirt from Rare's concession in Topshop.

I love that this skirt has a full length lining so i don't feel too exposed, I'm not sure i could carry off that half-lining pleat skirt. The skirt is a floor skimming length so heels are a must to avoid that carpet sweeper look that the Olsens do so well. I've styled it with a casual tee for a relaxed daytime look but for night i would add a bright silk vest.

The Rare skirt costs £42 and is available online in two other colours but you do need to be quick as it's already sold out online at Topshop and Asos. If your budget is a bit bigger than mine then head to Pretaportobello where you can find their Jovanna Pleated Maxi Skirt for £65.

Here's what it looks like:

I also headed to Primark a few weeks ago and snapped up this black maxi for £12 - bargain!

But my first port of call for pleated skirts was actually eBay, you could have snapped up some pretty good bargains if you were early enough. I am currently eagerly awaiting delivery of this vintage beauty i won source from France.

I'm definitely going to rock this with a bright vest, working two key trends, pleats and colour blocking. Bring on the summer i say!

Look out for my next post where i try out colour blocking via Zara.

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