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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.


Silver Pleated Maxi And Cropped Leather Jacket


Pleated Skirt And Studded Moto Jacket


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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Street Style: Blue on Blue

Blue Pleated Skirt Blue Overcoat Blue Tote Street Style


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: 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?




In Copenhagen via Harper’s Bazaar


Kendall Jenner via Who What Wear


The Blonde Salad




Normcore style via New York Magazine




Style Me Grasie




Jamie Chung via People 


via Elle


via Glamour


In Copenhagen via Harper’s Bazaar


via Style.com


Taylor Swift via Pop Sugar

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Style Right Now: 28 Ways to Wear Fur Coats

Fur coats aren’t just for the society set. Fur coats and jackets (both faux fur and real fur) are showing up in outfits of every incarnation, well beyond the milieu of ladies who lunch. Off-duty models in particular favor the fur coat trend, along with fashion bloggers and street style stars in general. Rather than breaking out the mink to attend the opera, modern fur coat enthusiasts favor shaggy fur coat styles shrugged on over denim (torn jeans? even better), leather leggings, and if you’re Jenna Lyons, perched on your shoulders while gliding through the city in a feather ball skirt.

The fact is, fur is warm. If you can rock the fur coat trend, especially in Boston, life is a lot more comfortable. I have friend who wears her grandmother’s hand-me-down furs along with vintage fur coat finds, all over Boston in winter. Back when I first met her, about ten years ago, I found this a novel concept. Clearly she was ahead of her time. (Or rather, given her proper lineage, carry on tradition, but with a twist).

I remember when I was around seven, thinking a rabbit fur coat was the height of style. I could probably get away with the look now. I’d certainly pair my (theoretical) fur jacket with my winter beanie, like some of these street style specimens. Have you seen the crazy multicolor chevron fur jacket by Elizabeth & James? It exceeds my wildest childhood dreams.

Here are 28 ways to not only wear fur coats, but rock the fur coat trend (faux and not so faux).

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Portable Package blogger Irina Lakicevic of Norway goes for seriously shaggy shearling jacket by Karl Donoghue (kind of matches her tousled locks) over deceptively casual denim (Saint Laurent hi-rise skinnies & Ralph Lauren denim shirt). And a tiny sliver of a clutch.


Model Joan Smalls strikes a pose in a  black leather and fur jacket with contrasting fur sleeves (and a leather men’s style vest – ick) after the Chanel haute couture show in Paris. The plaid flannel shirt underneath is a nice, rugged touch.


Off duty model Daria Strokous during New York Fashion Week in black leather leggings and sumptuous fur parka with Nanouk style hood. I kind of want to crawl in there with her.


Off duty model in emerald green fur coat during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015. Could a mere mortal pull off green fur? I wish I could. Color certainly puts an interesting twist on the fur coat trend. (CollageVintage)

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This blue faux fur coat has sporty varsity style but kind of looks like a rug. (Stockholm Street Style)


I could get on board with this style blogger who throws on shaggy grey fur over leggings, gray Converse, neon yellow handbag, and messy bun. (Frassy)


Nicole Richie is perfect and polished in luxe fur coat, black cashmere turtleneck and beanie, and glam cat-eye sunglasses.


Olivia Palermo sports a black fur vest, Hermes exotic skin clutch, and pristinely polished red fingernails.

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Model Carolina Thaler after Dolce & Gabbana in Milan in February 2013. Dark lips and peep toe booties give her patchwork fur jacket street cred. (Models Jam)


This shaggy white fur jacket looks like it would work over any outfit. I kind of love how she’s wearing luggage colored boots, instead of the obvious black with black. I’d never have thought to do that. (Carolines Mode)

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Looks like an Olsen twin, but actually it’s fashion blogger Maja Wyh wearing Ralph Lauren denim, the longest shirt ever, and a luxe vintage fur coat. Oh yes, and the must-have accompaniment to fur—barely there kitten heels.


Olivia Palermo sure loves the fur coat trend. Here, she pairs a gray and white fur jacket with distressed denim skinnies. Looking amazing as always.

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Statement maker Jenna Lyons attends Solange Knowles’ wedding in a sweeping feathery skirt and fur jacket worn over her shoulders, natch. (Elle)


Super shaggy black fur. I love how her swept back bun echoes the lines of the fibers. A red lip, pastel blue fingernails, and she’s done.

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A white faux fur coat dyed with random burgundy and turquoise markings by Maison Scotch.

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Fashion editor and street style star Julia Sarr-Jamois on The Strand in London wearing a fabulous multi-color fur jacket that’s as haphazard as her gorgeous hairstyle. Casual perfection. (Photo by Mike Adrell/flypublic)


Australian model/musician Abby Lee Kershaw is looking a little annoyed. Is her black and grey fur coat not keeping her toasty?


Shaggy aqua fur jacket over gingham dress and grey tights. So totally cute. So Julia Sarr-Jamois. The fur coat trend to perfection.


Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge grabs a fur stole that’s almost as bright and shiny as her hair. Clutch by Carlos Falchi and an Aerosmith tee (that her mom borrows too).

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Monochromatic neutrals and a camera. A demure fur swing coat in Paris, March 2012. (Garance Doré)


Ashley Olsen dons a white fur blazer style jacket over black, with an Hermes shoulder bag and a hair elastic ’round her wrist.


Very shaggy white (as tousled as her hair) fur over black jeggings during London Fashion Week. (Teen Vogue)


Why not wear chocolate brown fur jacket with a hoodie? Add vermillion beanie for extra warmth like fashion editor Alessandra Codinha. (The Sartorialist)


The bright red beanie makes another appearance, this time paired with puffy gray fur jacket over a sweatshirt and jeans. (Harper’s Bazaar)

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Street Style: 28 Fashions With Fringe

It’s not that I love fringe. I definitely don’t in the hippie fringe jacket and fringe suede boots kind of way. But there is definite appeal to the oversize black clutches with fringe hanging along the bottom. Absolutely minimalist, but not. It’s probably not all that convenient; I imagine the fringe gets stuck in taxi doors and wrapped around one’s fingers, or stuck in the bag’s own zipper, but those fringe clutches sure do look great in street style photos. The fringe skirts are interesting. Definitely a one or two season (at most) trend. The pencil skirts with the fringe swishing around the knees and legs are sexy. The fringe denim jacket with baggy jeans. Not so much.

Here are 28 street style photographs featuring fringe clutches, fringe skirts, with a sprinkling of fringe jackets and tops.


Elegant fringe clutch and flatform loafers.  •  Lucky Magazine


Valentino Scarab fringe clutch in red with glen plaid jacket.


Olivia Palermo carries a fringe clutch.


Black fringe clutch during Milan Fashion Week.


Metallic gold fringe clutch with gold running sneakers and scribble print mini.

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Metallic gold fringe moto jacket during Milan Fashion Week.


Ripped boyfriend jeans and fringe graphic top.  •  Tommy Ton


Poppy Delvigne wears a fringe skirt during SS15 Fashion Week.  •  Harper’s Bazaar


Distressed denim and fringe denim jacket.  •  SS15 Fashion Week  •  Harper’s Bazaar


Black leather pencil skirt with fringe and a graphic NYC baseball tee.  •  WWD


Silver sequin fringe clutch.   •  Flare

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Jewelry designer Michelle Elie wears purple fringe skirt during Milan Fashion Week.


Fringe skirt and a Beatles graphic tee during Milan Fashion Week.


Fabric fringe mini with ankle boots.


Blogger Carmen Negoita wears a fringe pencil skirt during London Fashion Week.


Plaid dress with fringe during Paris Fashion Week.


Black fringe tote with torn black skinnies.


Fringe skirt and clutch with suede shirt  •  Collage Vintage

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Fabulous Muses bloggers Alina Tanasa & Diana Enciu in fringe skirts in Milan.


Florence Welch wears a fringed cape.


Maxi dress and oversize black fringe clutch.


Fringe clutch with gold running shoes and leather jacket.


Olivia Palermo wears fringe edge skirt and bomber jacket.


WeWoreWhat blogger Danielle Bernstein in nude fringe skirt and slides.


Blue fringe pencil skirt and graphic tee during Paris Fashion Week  •  Imax


Red & black stripe fringe midi.  •  WWD


Suede fringe jacket with white shirt and denim.  •  Harper’s Bazaar 

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