Tuesday Triple: Three ways to wear pleated skirts

pleated skirt three ways to wear

When I shop for something new, the first thing I always ask myself is… How versatile will this item be? Can I wear it for fun, for work, on date night? If I’m spending money, I want my clothes to go the distance and I’m guessing you might feel the same. That’s why I’m starting a new series here on the blog, Tuesday Triples. Every other week, we’ll take one item and style it three very different ways. We’ll begin with pleated midi skirts. Got a request? Let me know!

This style will be everywhere for fall. It’s feminine, flirty and fun. Best of all, it’s extremely easy to wear. Pleated skirts are universally flattering.

What’s great about pleated skirts?

  • They can create shape, define a waistline and balance out your proportions.
  • Unlike with pleated pants, which draw attention to the belly area, a pleated skirt will mask that curve with the flare of the skirt and imply an hourglass shape.



When I spotted this bold, Barbie pink number, I couldn’t resist! The real question was… Could I get enough wear out of it? Thankfully, the answer is a resounding yes!

The casual look

pleated skirt casualpleated skirt casualpeep toe ankle bootiesPleated skirt | Peep toe booties | Chambray shirt (similar)

While this skirt is undeniably girly, you can tone down the cute factor by pairing it with a denim or chambray shirt and a more rugged shoe. These open toe booties are one such option, comfy and a great price. I’m wearing them as often as I can until winter hits and plan to pair them with tights later on. To continue the relaxed feel of this outfit, try knotting your shirt at the waist, rather than a simple tuck-in.

Work Ready

pleated skirt for workpleated skirt workBurgundy bag | Burgundy Heels (similar) | Pleated Skirt

Nothing says work-ready quite like a chic black turtleneck and a great bag/heels. I decided to pair this with burgundy accessories for an unexpected look. The heels are old, but I discovered the bag at Target just this season. It goes with everything. Toss a blazer over the top for cooler weather and you’ll look professional for any occasion.

Garden Party

party look pleated skirtpleated skirts for a partypleated skirtpleated skirt for a partyWhite Blouse (just $15!) | Nude Pumps | Clutch | Pleated Skirt 

This last look embraces the feminine color of the skirt, showing it off in its full glory. By keeping the accessories nude and choosing a white blouse, I’m letting the skirt take center stage. However, the geometric details of the blouse and clutch keep things interesting. Whether you’re going to a bridal shower, garden party, or church, a white blouse is a safe bet with any pleated skirt.

Side note: If you’re looking for a great nude pump. These heels are my all-time favorite—exceedingly comfortable! In fact, I’ve even had to run down the block wearing them. (Don’t ask… Crazy things happen when you’re on assignment, lol)

I’m curious, what’s your favorite of these three looks? Have you tried a pleated midi skirt yet? How do you style it?

—-Love, Lindsay


  1. Eva | 20th Sep 18

    You look gorgeous in the three ways, but I prefer it with the black upper.

    xxx, Eva

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