TEN WAYS TO STYLE A BLUE PLEATED SKIRT
Hello dear readers and welcome to another post that is all about sustainable fashion. Today I'll show you ten ways to style a blue pleated skirt. If you have a pleated skirt in your closet, you might find some of these outfit ideas useful. Besides, I love showing you multiple ways to style one item. I genuinely enjoy shopping my closet and I think it's the perfect way to be environmentally conscious.
You might remember that this blue skirt was gifted to me by my sister-in-law sometime around NYE. She had it for a long time and it didn't fit her anymore, so she gave it to me. This skirt feels vintage to me (based on the material, the cut and the general vibe) but so far I wasn't able to verify it. The label says Bella and 'Made in Denmark'. So, I'm not sure if this blue skirt is vintage, but it is definitely old. Scroll down to see multiple outfit ideas featuring this cute pleated garment.
What was the occasion? I wore this cute casual styling to go hiking in a near by village Goranci. We also stopped for a lunch there. I think it is obvious I was dressing for comfort here, but still the outfit turned out pretty good and that just proves you can be both stylish and practical.
What was the occasion? Well, first I had some chores to get rid of and it took longer than I thought so we decided not to cook lunch but opt for an unplanned lunch in Schuman restaurant (not sponsored), one of the bests (if not the best) restaurants in Mostar. It turned out just as well in the end. Moreover, this outfit proved to be both comfortable and chic. Long story short, I was really happy with it.
I'm also going to include two outfits I wore in winter time when I received this skirt. The only reason why I haven't worn it since then is because I forgot to pack it with me. I love pleated skirts and dresses, they always look so effortless and chic. Plus, they can be worn in any season. What is there not to love?
Everything about this outfit tells a story. The sheer gold metallic long sleeve top was a part of my aunt's wedding attire and if that doesn't make it a special and romantic, nothing will. The necklace I'm wearing was made by yours truly but I wasn't able to find any good photographs of it to link up so we will leave the story of a blue necklace for some future post. Similarly, the shoes have a DIY element to them. I painted them with glitter nail polish when the faux leather started to peel off. I was sure they were genuine leather and maybe they are on in the inside (such a comfy pair) but the outside needed fixing so I pulled out my nail polish. That would be the story. I took this photos at home by myself, so it is not an actual outfit but rather a combo I plan to wear in the future and I'm trying to make a mental note of. I hope it still counts as a sustainable thing to do because the effort is all about shopping one's closet. I don't doubt it is an outfit I'd actually wear if I get a chance.
I have a lot of suit sets that I wear separately. This white vintage blazer is an example of that. I enjoy it and wear this blazer often but not with the matching skirt. Today you can see me styling this blue pleated skirt with a blue bag, black stilettos and a faux fur stole. I can't wait to wear this!
Naturally, I had to pair this blue pleated skirt with my striped peter pan blouse (one of my most treasured items).I blogged about 8 ways to wear this puffed sleeve shirt so check that out. If you have a similar skirt and want to make it look more flattering, you can knot the blouse or tuck it in. Thus, you will be revealing the skirt's high waist and a high waist always makes one look taller and leaner- as demonstrated bellow. However, sometimes I don't feel like tucking in the shirt. It all depends on my mood, really.
9. WITH A STRIPED CARDIGAN,A BLUE BAG AND BLACK STILETTOS
I'm trying to do the math and see if this striped cardigan is more than 30 years ago but I think it falls a few years short. I got it as a kid (it was a part of a dress, attached to it but I cut it out) but it was new and not second hand at the time, so no, it's not vintage yet. For this post, I styled it with black stilettos,a blue bag and a baker boy hat.
Finally, this is an outfit I loved so much I wore it twice in a row. This white and blue tunics (or a dress depending on your interpretation ) is such a great item. Here I layered it under this blue pleated skirt and I just love the result. I also went for white mules to keep that blue and white contrast.
Thank you for reading. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Stay safe and take care.