With this “Thrift Shop Challenge” we used a monochromatic color scheme to match the inspiration photo. A pleated skirt is a versatile addition to any closet and kitten heels are shown in all the magazines this fall. Below are more tips, from “O” magazine, on how to style a pleated skirt.
- Blazer, Ralph Lauren, $260
- Skirt, Kate Spade, $298
- TOTAL: $558
- Jacket $ 9.99
- Skirt $ 6.99
- TOTAL: $16.98
This style flatters most body types. “It glides as you walk, leading the eye away from problem areas,” says Adam.
How to Wear It: Choose a fabric with an easy drape, like silk crepe, and if you’re thicker in the middle, make sure the skirt has a wider waistband. Top with blazers and knits; shoes should be delicate. Think stilettos, pumps with bow details, slingbacks, and T-straps. If You’re Short: Don’t go shorter than knee length “unless you want to look like Britney Spears in the ‘Baby One More Time’ video,” says Adam. If You’re Tall: Try a midcalf length for a ’20s look. What to Avoid: Any kind of boot, which will clash with the skirt’s ladylike vibe.
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Jen and Pippa are virtual volunteers working to promote non-profit thrift stores in the Houston area.