Seriously though, pleats in any form, be it a dress or skirt, are a particular style that seem to have passed me by, until now that is! I’ve never once owned a pleated skirt, yet alone a striped one, and all of a sudden I now have two sitting in my wardrobe.
The first, a bold, black, red and white striped number, I spied back in March, in one of my weekly trips to the popular Spanish store, Stradivarious.
Those who believe Spain is warm all year round, sorry to break it to you, but it was freezing here in Murcia until mid May! So, this mid-calf skirt was perfect to team up with big, baggy jumpers and my black worker boots – a favourite look of mine. I literally pair them with everything – a wee throwback to my student days in Leeds, when I used to walk miles in them.
Now that it’s warmer though, I can swap these out for something a little lighter like my Adidas trainers – together with a simple t-shirt, it’s a casual look but still makes for a stylish combo. Stepping out in this skirt, I never feel under-dressed when I go for a bite to eat, after finishing teaching for the day.
And, who amongst us girls doesn´t want, NEED even, a couple of staple pieces like this in their wardrobe? Simple items that can take you through the working day, and then off to a bar or two for a couple of after work drinks. YERSSSSS
Now. Onto my second addition, this time, a skirt from Zara, whose pink and turquoise stripes shout SUMMER from the rooftops. I do love pieces that are versatile –
my Mum calls them. Clothes that can bridge the seasons by taking me through a warm spring, into an even hotter summer. BOSS! And this one fits the bill perfectly with this bright pink Primark jumper.
“Give us a twirl”
Loving this skirt is easy – knife edge pleats that fall away from the waist to just below the knee. Elegant but flirty at the same time, and just right for that dressy occasion, when teamed up with a pair of heels and some dangly earrings.
“Who doesn’t love pastels for Summer?”
One thing that I did find though, was that it took a couple of visits to various shops before I found the perfect top to complete my outfit … I could’ve chosen a simple pink cami, or turquoise top, but hey ho, I thought I’d go with something completely contrasting – a simple, black, Bardot crop-top from Topshop. The puffy sleeves add a bit of character and help to balance out the floatiness of the skirt. What’s more, I love this type of off the shoulder neckline, I think it looks so elegant and flattering, especially in Summer.
With the British summer well and truly underway, and a lovely family Christening to attend, I paired this outfit with a summery pair of block sandals from Matalan, and a sparkly Zara bag for the finishing touch.
Well, I think with these two striped numbers, my summer wardrobe is well and truly underway. Here’s to finding fabulous finds in the fashion world…
Thanks for stopping by, would love to hear your thoughts,
Elizabeth (aka Snippets) xx