How to Style a Pleated Accordion Skirt

September 22, 2016

metallic-skirt-pleatsLife is all about having a bit of fun and often I associate that with a little glimmer and shine. For years, I was obsessed with silver accessories – layering rings and wearing asymmetrical earrings, and in the last couple of years I really paired that down. Thrilled about the pleated skirt and metallics making a huge comeback, I took to this fun statement skirt.

How to Style a Metallic Pleated SkirtHow to Style a Metallic Pleated SkirtHow to Style a Metallic Pleated SkirtHow to Style a Metallic Pleated SkirtHow to Style a Metallic Pleated SkirtHow to Style a Metallic Pleated SkirtHow to Style a Metallic Pleated SkirtHow to Style a Metallic Pleated SkirtHaving spent much of my time in Italy while transitioning to Fall, I haven’t really had a chance to wear anything suited for cooler weather. It doesn’t get cool in the day or night here and How To Dress Like It’s Fall in 34°C/90°f just doesn’t seem like a topic we’re all itching to hear about, you know what I mean? (Don’t worry. I haven’t even attempted to pursue that one!)

When I go away for long periods of time I like to pack light, so I can move from city to city without dragging around a heavy bag around. I usually make a point of making the bulk of my purchases in the last city or final leg of my trip.

It’s been incredibly hard to walk by shops skipping things I know I’d purchase, but with the end of my trip quickly approaching I’ve been able to snatch up this metallic pleated skirt.  There have been so many amazing accordion pleated skirt options in various colours available for Fall. I have been wearing tons of summery pieces for the last 2 months that have been itching for a Fall statement piece. Of course, I didn’t want to return home discovering the shortest set of words of a style blogger’s horror story – sold out! – so, I picked up an item I really wanted.

There are a couple of ways I’d wear a metallic pleated skirt, so I thought I’d share my favourite 2 styling options with you below.

1) Tee or Cami with Minimalist Heels & Fun Bag

My tee already had a very casual feel to it, and I wanted to keep the outfit simple, so I wore these silver metallic Versace strappy heels to match so they wouldn’t steal the show. I kept jewelry minimal, and with my top being completely white, I tied it in the front and pulled the knot in to create some interest. And since my top was just a solid color, I thought I’d have a little fun adding this runway-inspired bag with a floral applique strap.

2) Sneakers, Jean Jacket, Graphic Tee

When wearing a bold colour or a metallic one as I am, a simple sneaker with a fun tee that has tiny but of detail like a catch phrase or graphic is a nice touch. I would wear this outfit with white sneakers on a regular basis. Paring down a pleated skirt is easy with a jean jacket.  I love the look of patches right now, so having a patched jacket or graffiti shoe can be really fun. Choosing 1 graphic and statement item is manageable, but when you overdo it with graphics on shoes, jacket and tee while wearing a statement skirt it can come off looking like too much.

Metallic Pleated Accordion Skirt by ZARA available here. Other options & recommendations below:

If you enjoyed this post, let me know. Do you own a pleated skirt? Are you loving the metallic trend as well? How would you style your pleated skirt? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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Xo,

Miki

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82 Comments

  • Reply Lucrezia Candelori September 22, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Wow, this skirt totally looks amazing, and I love how you styled it!

    Love,

    Lucrezia ♥ (http://www.lucreziacandelori.com)

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Aw, thanks a bunch, Lucrezia! I hope you have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Stephanie September 22, 2016 at 6:48 am

    This is such a fun skirt! I’ve been wanting to buy a baby pink pleated skirt like this – but now that I’m seeing the metallic, I’m thinking that’s what I’ll have to do instead!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      I highly recommend the metallic one! Ha, I’m biased, but I love this. Either way, I’d love to see which one you end up with and how you style it. Thanks Stephanie!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Amy Arnold September 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Love the metallic skirt! So cool with your tied top and awesome bag.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks Amy!!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply jasna September 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Your styling is on point, love it!! 🙂 xx

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks Jasna!!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Violette September 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    This pleated skirt is amazing! I love how you styled it!

    http://violettedaily.com/

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks Voilette! Obsessed with this skirt!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Atsuna Matsui September 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I love how shimmery and reflective your skirt is! So unique.

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks Atsuna!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jenn Hanft September 22, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I’m actually so in love with that metallic skirt! I love the way you styled it! You look amazing!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Aw, thanks Jenn! I’m also obsessed. I had to pass this thing up for 3 weeks before I finally bought it. I hope you had a fantastic weekend!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Pari September 22, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    LOOOOVE this post Miki! I love how effortless you make packing for vacays look/seem without compromising style at all! And as you know – I’m OBSESSSSSED with how that metallic pleated skirt looks on you! Ordering one right now 😉

    • Reply miki September 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks Pari! That’s incredibly sweet of you! You’d definitely look amazing in this! I can’t wait to see how you style yours!! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Marie September 22, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Amazing look ! Loving your skirt and your bag! So stylish.
    Hope you will have a great day.
    Kisses
    Marie

    http://www.whatiwearinlondon.com

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Marie! I hope you had an amazing weekend!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply From Aliona With Love September 23, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Loved reading this. Please check out my London Fashion Week style diary!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

    Instagram @alionawithlove

    Twitter @alionawithlove

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sakuranko September 23, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Oh very cute skit darling
    xx

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Sakuranko!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply DEMELER September 23, 2016 at 7:37 am

    such a great look girl!!
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Carmen September 23, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Loved your look and your tips! This skirt is definitively one of my favorites for this season 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Thanks Carmen!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply angie September 23, 2016 at 9:29 am

    OMG I die for this skirt! It’s amazing how effortless and casual you can make that look, while at the same time, not looking costume-y!

    Great styling

    Angie
    http://www.bobodesignstudio.com/blog/2016/9/23/things-i-do-in-yoga-pants

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      I’m obsessed with the metallic piece, too! Glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks Angie!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sharon Wu September 23, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Wow girl! You really pulled off this skirt! For some reason I don’t really like anything midi on myself; it’s either all the way maxi, or a mini skirt. LOL. Love how you wore it with a simple top to allow the metallic of the skirt really pop! Happy Friday love xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/getting-ready-holidays-jenni-kayne/

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      I usually have the same feelings towards midi skirts. I used to run a lot and did all the track events, so my calves look big. When they’re cut off at the large part of the calf, I thought i’d be a little unflattering, but I actually love the skirt so much, and it fit well, so I snatched it up. haha. Maybe you’ll find a shorter metallic skirt. 🙂 Thanks Sharon!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jalisa September 23, 2016 at 10:50 am

    This is such a beautiful skirt and it looks SO good on you! I love the tips you’ve shared on styling one, which can be a bit tricky, since it’s a bold statement piece! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Jalisa! Glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂 There are so many ways you can style yours, but these are my two favourite. 🙂 I hope you had an amazing weekened.

      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply molly September 23, 2016 at 11:47 am

    You look so gorgeous in this skirt! I love it 🙂

    Xx
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

    • Reply Miki September 25, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Loving the skirt too! Thanks Molly!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Atsuna Matsui September 23, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    I wish I could pull off metallic pleated skirts but I’m short so it would probably overwhelm me. This looks gorgeous on you!

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • Reply Miki September 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      I felt the same, but you might find that it works quite well because I’m short, too. haha. Hopefully you find a cute one at a length you like! Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Neha September 23, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I totally love this pleated metallic skirt, and you really pulled off this skirt….looking ultra glam and gorgeous babe….xoxo, Neha

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks so much Neha!
      xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sangyay C September 23, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I love the way you incorporated metallic! I know it’s super trendy right now but I personally still struggle with finding the right metallic piece. This is perfect!!!!
    Xoxo,
    Sangyay
    http://www.sangyayc.com/blog/2016/9/17/how-to-wear-faux-fur-in-la

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      I’m obsessed with this skirt. Thanks Sangyay! Hopefully you’ll find one you love soon. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply The Fashion Folks September 24, 2016 at 12:55 am

    I just looooove this metallic skirt, it’s just too chic?!? I definitely need one haha. And love the idea of doing it with a simple tee, it’s a great street style vibe to it! Lovely post as always, and have the best weekend!! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks a bunch!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Gina Diaz September 24, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I love this skirt and you look adorable in it! so beautiful photos :)))

    xo, Gina

    http://www.artsyrunway.com | Instagram: @ginadiazh

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks Gina!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Amanda September 24, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Que pasada de fotos. Estas increible. Combinas la ropa de una manera muy especial. Un besito y te invito a visitar mi blog.
    Las siete maravillas de Amanda.

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Muchas gracias Amanda!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Cielo September 24, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    That skirt is amazing! I love the modern twist to it!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much Cielo!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Susanne - Bag at you September 24, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Stunning Stunning Stunning!!! Thank you for your tips:)! Also really love your bag!! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks so much Susanne!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Dolce Nina September 24, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Flawless outfit! xoxo

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks Nina!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply KaSonndra September 25, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Such a gorgeous dress and the lovely light coloring truly makes the outfit. I enjoyed reading your tips because I must admit I find it a bit difficult to style this kind of dress as well. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great day
    KaSonndra
    http://livewellbefabulous.com

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      I totally understand. Midi dresses aren’t usually something I add to my wardrobe. I often like to style it with simple pieces. Thanks so much, Kosonndra!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Michèle September 25, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Very beautilful!

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks so much Michèle!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Francesca September 25, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I really like how you styled this! I have the same skirt now I wanna wear it like this!!
    xx F
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks so much Francesca! That’s a huge compliment. I bet you look incredible in that skirt. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Desiree September 25, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Love your outfit !

    http://www.desireeiyama.com

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks so much Desiree!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Mónica Sors September 26, 2016 at 2:03 am

    The skirt is so beautiful 😉
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: CASUAL IN YOSEMITE, CALIFORNIA
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    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks so much! I love it.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply NXKTA September 26, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Love the metallic pleated skirt! I like how you managed to style it so casually for a statement piece xx

    http://nxkta.blogspot.com/ || http://instagram.com/nxktablog

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      It’s so nice to find ways to wear it more for daytime than for evening. 🙂 Thanks so much Nxkta!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Aurelie | Surface85 September 26, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Great outfit inspo here! Love the silver skirt and as you said a little glimmer and shine is always fun!
    I would totally wear this look!
    xx
    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Haha I’m so glad you agree! 🙂 Thanks Aurelie.
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Noma September 26, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    You look freaking amazing in that skirt! It was made for you.

    XoXo Noma

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks so much Noma! That’s so sweet!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Leah - Devoted To Pink September 28, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I could never pull off that skirt but you look STUNNING! WOW!!!!

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      I think you’d look so good in this! Styled the way you like, of course! 🙂 Thanks Leah!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Katharine September 28, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    It is not so often to be seen in our street such a skirt. This is the main reason why I would wear it immediately. The second reason is that I love it. 🙂 Kisses my dear stylist
    Katharine-fashionisbeautiful

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks Katharine! I love statement pieces like these. So much fun. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Danielle Mone' September 29, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Loving this look. I’ve always had a thing for the accordion skirt and you have definitely pulled off!

    XOXO
    Danielle Mone’
    https://xoxodaniellemone.com

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      That’s really sweet. Thanks Danielle! Have a great week!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jan September 30, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Amazing. That metallic skirt is a jewel and not everyone can rock like you do. Love your style. ♥

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks so much Jan!!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Ifeoluwa Anan October 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Love the Silver pleated Skirt! Looks anazing on you!
    http://www.ifesstyleroom.com

    • Reply miki October 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks so much Ifeoluwa!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Beauty Follower October 5, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Great look, love teh skirt!

    https://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

    • Reply miki October 18, 2016 at 3:21 am

      Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

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