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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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Gold Metallic Accordion Pleat Skirt Street Style

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.

Gold Metallic Accordion Pleated Skirt WIth Quilted Jacket

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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Covet: Blue Velvet Blazer

Blue Velvet Blazer By Phillip Lim FW16

I just finished a roundup of blue velvet pieces for the Boston Globe Magazine, and basically fell in love with everything. (I’ll try to put a blue velvet shopping guide together for you.)

But this… this needs it’s own post. Perhaps a touch on the shiny side but I adore this blue velvet blazer and pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim. A pantsuit! I bet Hillary could rock it.

Available online at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Neiman Marcus, and Spring.

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