The pleated Stalwart

There are certain standby looks that I know work for me, a pleated midi-skirt and a cropped-top are pretty much failsafe. Sometimes I get a little bored with this outfit, I have it replicated in my wardrobe in multiple colours and incarnations. I long for sleek, masculine tailoring, or skinny leather trousers, but I’ve come to accept that these pieces are never going to work for me. I fear I would look like a butch black pudding in the aforementioned ensemble.

Things that ain’t broke need not be fixed. From my midi-skirt/cropped-top base look I can add more masculine pieces, like my coat from Acne (worn in the feature image) or edgy accessories. I love this colour block skirt from Whistles, it’s got a touch of Celine SS14 about it and is a welcome addition to my collection of pleated skirts . This fine knit sweater is from American Apparel, they always have a great selection of cropped tops in a cacophony of joyful colours.

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