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All Hail The Pleated Skirt!

Posted on October 27 2018

The Pleated Skirt - It could be hailed as the biggest trend for 2018!

It quietly crept in during Spring and gained momentum through out the Summer, with fresh new styling techniques helping strengthen the trend. And it is not finished there, it is still going strong now that we have reached Winter.


So don't pack away your Summer skirts just yet we here at FTK are putting together our favourite ways to wear The Pleated Skirt for this season.


I love when a particular item of clothing can be worn through different seasons with just a slight adjustment to layers. So the pleated skirt has to be the most versatile item in the wardrobe this year.

Warm Summer days let us style our pleated skirts with a T-shirt and trainers or cute sandles. Throw on a denim jacket to finish the outfit off.

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The pleated skirt makes it easy to experiment with colour whilst keeping a fun and flirty vibe. The vertical striped of the pleats are super flattering and  lengthens the legs. Meghan Markle, pictured below, teamed hers with a horizontal block stripe t-shirt. This makes the outfit striking and modern yet elegant.

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Winter now allows us to bring those Summer skirts into the new season just by layering. Swapping out a basic t-shirt for a chunky knit spins this look so easily.

We love this oversized off the shoulder knit below. The tone on tone colours work beautifully together and make it look casual and effortless.

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We have paired our Compania Fantastica Metallic Pleated Skirt above with an on trend animal print knit and black ankle boots. This fabulous skirt has a fabulous metalic sparkle and elasticated waist for comfort, making this a great day to day outfit.

Compania Fantastica are a unique and quirky Spanish brand who love to mix and match their prints and materials.

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For a more edgy look just add some chunky biker boots and opaque tights if you are feeling chilly. Balance the chunky boots with a leather biker jacket. The softness of the skirt make this outfit feminine and flirty. The dark colour of the boots and jacket do need a softer colour skirt to keep this from turning into a full biker look. 

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If biker boots aren't  your thing - just add some slick ankle boots or sock boots. Also adding a lighter colour cami and in a silky fabric softens the look even more. Experiment with different fabrics to get the perfect combination for your own personal look. 

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Try some printed t-shirts for added colour and interest. Mix it up with some colourful textured boots.

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As the pleated skirt is super versatile it can be dressed up for night time so easily. Pair a coloured pleated skirt with plain black blouse and add a pair of killer heels and voila.

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Metallic skirts are massive for Winter 2018, this gold skirt above is worn with black and the contrast of the studded leather jacket gives a sexy edgy to a feminine outfit. Add a pop of colour with a peacock blue bag.


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Another event for the pleated skirt is a Winter Wedding. Turning a pleated skirt into an occasion wear outfit is simple, add a detailed top. For example this one shouldered ruffle top is a perfect partner for this silver pleated skirt.

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A velvet bodysuit is another great alternative for taking a skirt from day wear to occasion wear. Velvet is back & bigger than ever for Winter 2018.

Velvet works best in darker jewel tones like ruby red, emerald green or sapphire blue. It is such a beautiful texture to match up with metallic silvers or gold.


So whatever way you decide to wear your pleated skirt you will probably nail the look in your own unique and personal way.

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