Not every skirt is created equal.
Some are better than others – in fact, while we love ALL versions, there’s one particular kind of skirt that we just can’t stop talking about, no matter what season it is.
The pleated midi skirt is one of our absolute most-loved pieces. Versatile, feminine and oh-so-fun to wear – it’s a must for all wardrobes regardless of personal style. Many people are averse to wearing such a garment, though, and we can almost see why. Yes, it might be super-girly at first sight, and you may have only seen it styled a certain way – paired with stilettos, fancy jewellery, a nice blouse perhaps. But the outfit options are truly endless! Whether you’re a tomboy or a busy mum, or just want a non-restrictive, comfortable piece to see you through all kinds of occasions, the pleated midi skirt fits into every territory.
In fact, we love this silhouette so much that we’ve hand-picked one of our favourites. We’ve taken the Emerge Hammered Satin Midi Skirt, in on-trend blush, and paired it with a whole range of separates and accessories. There are just so many variations and vibes to be had in a skirt this gorgeous, it would be a crime not to share them!
Look One: Busy Weekends
Emerge Hammered Satin Midi Skirt, Suede Shopper, Burnley Sneaker, Capture Camisole, Capture Denim Jacket
Re-think the way you do casual fashion with unexpected pairings. We LOVE sneakers with a voluminous skirt, and the white Burnley Sneaker and Capture Camisole help to balance out the black jacket and bag. This look is ultra-practical, too – we’ll be wearing this running errands and meeting up for coffee.
Look Two: Evening Dinner & Drinks
Emerge Hammered Satin Midi Skirt, Emerge Woven Print Cami, Capture Suede Collarless Jacket, Wide Fit Lockerbie Ankle Boot
Adding texture is an easy way to turn up the heat and glamour of an outfit. We’ve paired the Suede Collarless Jacket in navy over a light blush cami, making this look great for a date, girls’ night out or desk-to-dinner perfection. BONUS: create totally different vibes with this outfit depending on what jewellery and hairstyle you choose. Go for soft and elegant with a pearl necklace and matching earrings, or throw in some sparkle with drop earrings and a loose up-do.
Look Three: Vintage Office Chic
A great way to tone down the femininity of this skirt (if you are that way inclined) is to put a masculine spin on it with classic and vintage accessories. The Western-inspired Lanark Ankle Boot and deep chocolate Amy Suede Bag have been paired here with a crisp white shirt, sharpening this outfit up around the edges. We love it for a comfortable yet refined workwear look.
Look Four: Casual Sunday Brunch
We’re always up for looks that are as comfortable and snug as they are stylish – and this one here is a winner. The light knit crafted from sumptuous lambswool features tonal stripes that were almost made to match with this skirt. The Hadleigh Boot, with its slouchy detailing, is dripping in laid-back-chic. We’ll be wearing this while grabbing brunch with friends. Throw on a neutral scarf for when the weather starts to drop and you have a look that transcends season.