Fashion Thesaurus: Pleated Basic Skirt

The January 2012 issue of Redbook magazine spotlights a pleated basic skirt as the new go-to skirt this season.  According to Redbook, the pleated skirt “has the same superpowers as a black pencil skirt.”

I recently purchased a Cynthia Rowley pleated skirt on clearance in TJ Maxx.  It was marked down to $15!  Unbelievable, right?  Today, I pull out the Fashion Thesaurus to see if this skirt could really become a go-to piece.

How to Wear a Pleated Basic Skirt:

1.  Nautical Chic

Tee-Loft, Scarf-Nordstrom Rack, Boots-boc via DSW

2.  Cozy Chic

Shirt-Loft, Sweater-Old Navy, Shoes-Adrienne V. via Marshalls

3. Party Chic

Tank-c/o CATO, Blazer-Banana Republic

And, remember the Fashion Thesaurus: Chambray Shirt post?  I wore the pleated skirt in that post, so it works really well with a basic chambray shirt too.  Here’s the skirt as featured in that post.

Shirt-c/o jcpenney, Booties-Franco Sarto via Marshalls

So, what do you think?  I think Redbook was right.  This skirt goes with everything.

Shopping for a pleated skirt? Here are a couple options, both on sale for less than $50.



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  1. January 16, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    Love it! You make it flawless.

  2. January 16, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    love it! you make it look flawless.

  3. February 18, 2012 / 6:30 am

    Love them all – particularly cozy chic!