Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
few items can be worn year-round, but if you’re lucky, you’ll find one or two wardrobe staples that will work overtime. skirts are a perfect candidate. pleated skirts have been trending the past few years, and i’m a big fan due to their versatility. i know, i know many of you think you can’t wear this versatile beauty. but i want you to step outside the style box for a moment. you know the one. it’s the box that says you’ll look too big,.. to which i say hogwash! who says style is dependent on looking slimmer 24/7? style is all about your personal preferences. of course, if your main objective is to look ten pounds slimmer, there are style tips to help with that goal. but if you’re looking to stay current, fresh, and modern with your outfit, i will suggest adding pleated skirts into your wardrobe. it’s the perfect blend of street style sophistication with a whole lot of comfort thrown in for good measure.
so how does one style pleated skirts? well, there are endless opportunities as skirts in general offer versatility galore. in the spring and summer, a simple tee, heels, and a pleated skirt will take you from desk to dinner with ease. pop on a denim jacket for a youthful edge. come fall and winter, midi skirts look fantastic with a sweater and boots. tuck the sweater in or leave it untucked but add a belt either way.
today’s ootd (outfit of the day) is one of my favorite style uniforms. what’s easier to put together than a sweater, skirt, and boots? it’s chic, it’s comfortable, and it’s street style sophistication at its best. a navy blue cashmere turtleneck from Everlane is a wardrobe staple that looks good with blue jeans, trousers, or a skirt. today, it’s the perfect match with a midi skirt (similar here, here, and here) from Nordstrom purchased on sale this summer. after all, it’s Monday, so why not sing those blues. and there are plenty to be found in this skirt. for contrast, and to create a womanly silhouette, i added a white belt. white suede boots (old, similar here) add texture, like a two-toned leather handbag from Frances Valentine (my new favorite designer!). didn’t i tell you it was going to be easy to style a pleated skirt? honestly, i could wear a variation of this outfit every day.
happy monday, ladies! for more pleated skirt style inspiration, check out these posts.