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Street Style: 6 Ways to Wear Metallic Pleated Maxi and Midi Skirts

Trying to motivate and distract myself after a completely unproductive (not to mention disappointing) week. Before fall passes us by, let’s look at the pleated skirt trend, which started last year. Accordion pleated skirts work well as maxis and midis (unless you’re in you are on the younger side I’d probably skip the pleated mini). The season’s pleated maxi and midi skirts are best done in metallics. The main trick is to dress them down. Let’s see how the street style stars are wearing them.

Metallic Skirt + Leather Jacket

Pairing pleated metallic skirts with leather jackets (quilted moto jackets look most fresh this season) toughen it up. Add booties, or if you can need to meander cobblestone streets, Gucci loafers.

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Silver Pleated Maxi And Cropped Leather Jacket

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Pleated Skirt And Studded Moto Jacket

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Metallic Skirt + Florals, Stripes, Animal Prints

Maximalists can revel in an anything goes state of mind, pairing metallic pleated skirts with multitude of pattern (embroidered florals are hits this fall), be it on top, bottom, or both. Leave it to Alexa Chung to pull on a preppy multicolor striped sweater with her liquid metal. Leopard print oxfords and a wide belt infuse a sort of vintage schoolgirl flair.

Metallic Gold Gucci Skirt With Patterned Gucci Stop

Graffiti Leather Jacket And Copper Metallic Midi Skirt

Alexa Chung Pairs A Multicolor Striped Sweater With Pleated Gold Skirt

Pleated Skirt In Silver Metallic With a Wide Belt and Black Tights

Metallic Skirt + White Sneakers

It’s been all about the white sneaker, apparently even through fall. From not quite white canvas Converse  Chuck Taylors to pristine, look-at-me-I-got-new-shoes slip-ons to Adidas Stan Smiths like I had in high school.

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Pleated Metallic Gold Midi Skirt With White Sneakers & YSL Crossbody Bag
Metallic Silver Maxi Paired With Pink Sweater And White Sneakers

Jessie Bush Wears Pleated Gold Metallic Maxi Skirt With White Sneakers

Green Metallic Maxi Skirt WIth Adidas Sneakers

Sweater Dress Over Metallic Maxi Skirt Plus White Sneakers
Metallic Skirt + Graphic T-Shirt

While the graphic T-shirt trend has slowed, there’s no question it’s the perfect antidote to a super shiny metallic pleated maxi skirt.

Gold Metallic Skirt Paired With Graphic T-Shirt

Pair A Graphic Black Tee With A Gold Pleated Maxi Skirt

Metallic Skirt + Textural Sweaters

As we move into winter, the season’s textural or ruffled knits dress down the bling of a metallic skirt while still offering a look that’s absolutely fashion forward.

Bronze Metallic Maxi And Belted Textural Sweater

Silver Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt and Layered Bell Sleeve Sweater

Metallic Skirt + Furry Loafers

When they appeared on runways you wondered wear on earth you’d wear a fur-lined loafer. Now you know. The gold metallic pleated skirt paired with a black turtleneck and Gucci shearling-lined mules is pretty much perfection.

Gold Skirt And Fur-Lined Gucci Loafers

Metallic Skirt + Boots + Sweater

Finally, you can’t go wrong pairing your pleated skirt with boots (studded if you’re nasty) and a baggy ribbed sweater. An all-purpose day look that’s equal parts casual and cool.

Gold Metallic Pleated Maxi Skirt And A Baggy Black Sweater
Gold Skirt And Chinese Silk Jacket

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Street Style: Paris Street Style at Haute Couture 2016

Parisian haute couture collections are over-the-top; a showcase of the lush, sometimes outlandish, creativity with no cost spared. Interestingly, Paris street style surrounding the recent haute couture fall winter 2016 shows were quite wearable. While there are always those style bloggers and diva editors vying for attention, there were just as many sporting clean, sensible style that even you or I would wear.

Speaking of high end designers and attainable style, I feel like the designer x big box store collaboration scene has slowed. Stray pieces of Adam Lippes’ fall collaboration for Target are still around. They were quite wearable, but Adam Lippes is hardly avant garde to begin with. (Not a criticism by any means, just an observation.) Paris street style it is not.

One of the latest designer collaborations, Balmain x H&M was definitely more aspirational. Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing’s bestie clique (Jenner, Hadid, Beiber) has boosted the long-standing brand into the spotlight. I wonder which designer will collaborate with Swedish chain next? 

I’m much rather see what real life taste makers are wearing than stand in a frenzied pre-dawn line for poorly made (albeit affordable) pieces. Here are the most wearable but still supremely stylish Paris street style looks spotted at the just presented fall/winter haute couture runway shows.

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016

Brazilian style blogger Helena Bordon wearing colorblocked Dior. Is that a crinoline peeking out the bottom?
via Pop Sugar

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016 Taylor Tomasi Hill

Creative Director turned florist Taylor Tomasi Hill in a ruffled cape with statement making shoes.
via Harper’s Bazaar

Olivia Palermo Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016

Style muse Olivia Palermo in her signature fur vest and sailor pants.
via Pop Sugar

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016

Colorful camo overcoat with a pajama top and skinny tie neck blouse.
via The Telegraph

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016 Alexandra Agoston

Australian model Alexandra Agoston in head-to-toe black. And FLAT boots!
via Harper’s Bazaar

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016 Lauren Santo Domingo

Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo can do no wrong.
via Harper’s Bazaar

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016 Sarah Harris

Vogue UK editor Sarah Harris with white shoes that coordinate with those mighty wide cuffs.
via Harper’s Bazaar

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016

Model Soo Joo Park in skinny leather-like leggings.
via New York Magazine

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016 Caroline Issa

Fashion Director of Tank Magazine Caroline Issa is ladylike in a tie neck blouse, salmon pants and Victorian booties.
via Harper’s Bazaar

Street Style Caroline Vreeland Paris Couture Shows 2016

Singer Caroline Vreeland (Diana V’s great grand daughter) in laser cut white with a black ribbon ’round her neck.
via Pop Sugar

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016

Starry goth chick.
via New York Magazine

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016

Green tie neck blouse and to-the-knee boots.
via Harper’s Bazaar

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016 Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo in black fur vest and tie neck blouse, untied. How does she make all those checks work so well?
via Harper’s Bazaar

Street Style Paris Couture Shows 2016

Harper’s Bazaar Germany editor Veronika Heilbrunner in bold stripes and ’90s style combat boots.
via Harper’s Bazaar

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016

Apartment by the Line boutique owner Vanessa Traina (and daughter of Danielle Steele) looks ladylike thanks to the skinny belt and barely there heels.
via New York Magazine

Street Style Paris Haute Couture 2016 Gilda Ambrosio

Gilda Ambrossio
via New York Magazine

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Street Style: Blue on Blue

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I love this monochromatic street style look. That color blue—let’s call it marine blue—more interesting than navy, not annoying like cobalt. I love the layering of identical shades of the pleated maxi skirt and cocoon coat; the black low cut booties sans socks complete the cool look. And the weather is mild enough right now to really wear it.

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Street Style: Fashion Week Copenhagen SS16

We’re well into the Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show season, but stepping back to the start of the season, here’s a look at street style shots from Copenhagen Fashion Week.

As one would expect from Scandinavia, we saw a lot of simple, long silhouettes, along with plenty of bicycles. That’s Copenhagen street style for you.

As for specific trends, Fashion Week SS16 in Copenhagen street style exhibited velvet, leather, fringe, tie-neck blouses, minimalism, black & white, turtlenecks, Victorian detailing, fur, athleisure, and moto.

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Shirt dress with an overlay apron, belted  leather blazer, and fringe poncho.

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Photo by Nabile Quenum  Vogue

White puffer with a matching bike.

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Photo by Szymon Brzoska  •  Style Stalker

Simplicity at its best with unstructured white dress + white tennis shoes. Bird optional.

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Photo by Nabile Quenum  •  Vogue

Fur and heels on wheels.

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Photo by Søren Jepsen  •  Vogue

Kimono style.

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Photo by Nabile Quenum  •  Teen Vogue

Sporty chic.

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Asia Typek  •  High Snobiety

She manages to make high waisted, pull-on pants work.

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Teen Vogue

Seventies gym shorts (with muscled 21st century legs) and leather bomber.

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Victoriana and cut-offs.

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Photo by Szymon Brzoska  •  Style Stalker

Matching everything in red; love the wood heels.

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Photo by Søren Jepsen  •  Vogue

Dorothy-esque gingham shirtdress and slides.

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Teen Vogue

Victorian blouse with pink pants, clunky sandals, and Oriental-inspired coat.

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Photo by Søren Jepsen  •  Vogue

Minimalism, even in eyelet, with matchinging slides.

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Photo by Søren Jepsen  •  Vogue

Practical rider in moto books.

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Photo by Søren Jepsen  •  Vogue

Denim dress, clutching Louis Vuitton.

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Photo by Søren Jepsen  •  Vogue

Voluminous culottes, textural top, and a serious link chain necklace.

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Photo by Louise Damgaard  •  WWD

Splatter print maxi wrap skirt paired with minimalist camel top.

ph. Szymon Brzóska - STYLE STALKER Street Fashion during Copenhagen Fashion Week SS 2016

Photo by Szymon Brzoska  •  Style Stalker

Op art style.

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Photo by Louise Damgaard  •  WWD

Bohemian in velvet and Missoni? pants, dragging.

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Photo by Louise Damgaard  •  WWD

 And finally, the season’s must-have tie-neck blouse.

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Street Style: 15 Rompers Spotted On the Street

Rompers are childish, reducing women to presenting as toddlers. And how does one use the toilet? Must you disrobe entirely? I’m not saying these leggy girl women don’t look cute. On the contrary. I get the appeal of one-piece dressing. I’m just not sure we still need to be doing it. But clearly, that’s just me. Can you rock a romper? Kendall Jenner in the photo below admittedly looks quite polished. The young lady in the white gas station-like jumpsuit with white socks and sneakers, not so much. Thoughts?

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In Copenhagen via Harper’s Bazaar

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Kendall Jenner via Who What Wear

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The Blonde Salad

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Normcore style via New York Magazine

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Style Me Grasie

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Jamie Chung via People 

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via Elle

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via Glamour

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In Copenhagen via Harper’s Bazaar

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via Style.com

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Taylor Swift via Pop Sugar

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