|Pleated Maxi Skirt: c/o Chicwish ($59)
One-Shoulder Top: Asos ($13)
Straw Crossbody Bag: Amazon ($19)
Sandals: Loft (old), similar here and here
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Photos taken by Heidi of Wishes & Reality
It is no surprise that I am a fan of maxi skirts. I showcased it last month, and last year I wore them twice on the blog, early Spring and middle of Summer. There’s something about them that makes them so elegant. Brings out my inner girlyness and all I want to do is twirl and twirl. I’ll probably stop after a couple twirls because let’s be honest, I get dizzy very easily. I can never ride the teacups at Disney World or Disneyland haha.
However, wearing a pleated maxi skirt can have its drawbacks. They may not be practical to wear day to day and/or figuring out when to wear them may be difficult. Since I enjoy wearing this type of skirt often, I have figured out how to wear a pleated maxi skirt without over-doing it or looking like you are about to head to the Oscars.
How to Wear a Pleated Maxi Skirt for Everyday Wear
1. Keep the top simple.
Wearing just solid colors or a simple top will tone down the dressed up look of a pleated maxi skirt. I would also stick to cotton fabric tops. The more casual the top, the more toned down the entire outfit will look. Avoid any patterns, prints, or dramatic tops. I highly recommend wearing a solid color short sleeve, v-neck tee or a sleeveless, v-neck tee.
2. Don’t over accessorize
Accessorizing usually elevates the outfit. So only accessorize what is necessary. If possible, no jewelry. If I do decide to wear a piece of jewelry, I would just wear my favorite rose gold watch.
3. Wear a crossbody bag
I love crossbody bags. They’re the most practical bag and perfect for everyday use. They also pair well when wanting to keep the maxi skirt as a casual look. I highly recommend wearing a small crossbody bag. Lately, I’ve been eyeing J.Crew’s mini bag or Sole Society’s zipper bag. Are you into straw bags? They’re the ‘it’ bag of the summer and extremely casual. Basically the perfect combination of dressed down and cute.
4. Wear flats
I especially love wearing it with two-banded sandals. They keep everything casual and they’re super comfortable. Too cold for sandals? Ballet flats are a great alternative! I definitely recommend avoiding any shoes with heels. They will definitely dress up the skirt even more.
Hope you all find this helpful and hopefully you can start wearing pleated maxi skirts more often this summer!