One of the trends I have recently noticed in street style is the pleated skirt. I love the way the folds billow in the breeze and the lightweight fabric is perfect for summer, especially if you are opting for a tea length or maxi skirt. It is also an incredible addition to your wardrobe if you are looking for more conservative yet sophisticated and on trend look. The great part about the pleated skirt is it's versatility. You can choose from all different lengths and pick one that caters to your body type, height or any specific occasion.
Furthermore, this is a piece that can effortlessly transition from day to night by swapping out accessories. Add a shoulder bag for the daytime with low-key makeup and then swap it out for a statement cultch and a bold lipstick. The core of this look is very classic and simple, therefore the way you accessorize it dictates how fancy or low-key the ensemble becomes.
I have seen this look done a number of ways and the one that resonates most with me is the combination of a simple button-down or light grey sweater with the pleated skirt, lace up sandals and a structured bag. This simple collection of pieces is an effortless recipe for a chic look. It is the perfect ensemble for a running around in style, without overheating in the sun. --Carly