I am a big Pinterest lover. I browse when I get a moment and it’s been a fabulous source of inspiration on numerous fronts but particularly with my photographic project lately. I have also loved Pinterest because , I have finally been able to pin the (fashion) style that makes me feel happy, the style that I now aim to reproduce and feels like me.
Over the years, a look that I have pinned on several occasions has been the pleated skirt. I was so chuffed last winter when I saw it in a midi version in the shops but somehow missed the boat to get one at that point. Living in the UK, wearing a skirt in winter is challenging (rain, cold, wind…you name it!). It can also be tricky to be wearing a skirt when I am looking after my 3 little ones as I am constantly bending, carrying my toddler/shopping, sitting on the floor…
In the new year, I saw the type of model I was looking for in pink & in my size on boohoo.com and I decided to get it straight away to avoid another disappointment. Link to my pink skirt on Boohoo.com here (also comes in light blue and black).
I am grateful to my friend Michelle (check her out here) for quickly taking the 2 above photos in the studio at College. The weather was appalling that day!
What I love about a midi pleated skirt is how versatile it is:
1/ it is not too short to embarrass you if you bend over to pick up something on the floor or pick up your child.
2/ it flatters most kinds of body shapes
3/ it looks floaty and lovely and nobody will notice your full tummy, even after a big meal;-)
4/ you can easily achieve
- a laid back look with trainers and jeans jacket or a long cardi.
- a sophisticated one – think date/night with girls/opera/cocktails/summer party at work.
Add a nicely cut jacket and pointed shoes and…you’re sorted to go out!
- a rock chic look with a leather jacket or suede moto jacket (which I would love to own!)
Here are a couple more Pinterest inspiration looks for you:
Or check this site with 50 ways to style a pleated skirt: http://www.closetfulofclothes.com/how-to-wear-pleated-skirts/
Basically, this skirt pretty much works in every situation depending on the type of shoes/jacket and accessories you might be wearing. I am so pleased with my investment and I think I will wear it time and time again in the months to come!
Alternative places where to get a pleated skirt in the UK:
- Asda – £14 here–
- Asos £30 – here (but limited sizes available)
- Zara £25.99 – here
- Jasper Conran in Debenham £22.50 – here
- La Redoute’s version in burgundi colour £41.30- here
- Next velvet number 35£ – here
En France, pas mal de modèles sur
Note: Due to the bad weather I was unable to meet up with Josephine to take photos of this outfit so most photos on this post were taken with the timer and my tripod in our backyard.
Bless him, my son took this last photo, I think he has some potential;-)