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Two Ways: H&M Pleated Skirt

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Skirt: H&M Pleated Skirt ($40)

Left, Necklace: BaubleBar Zelda Collar ($48) Bag: London Fog Reid Tote ($90) Sweater: Factory Short Sleeve Sweater ($45) Pumps: Nine West Kraemer Pump ($68)

Right, Earrings: Kenneth Cole Hoops ($28) Bag: Lulu’s Reptile Clutch ($28) Bracelet: Karen Kane Moon Cuff ($58) Top: H&M Striped Top ($35) Shoes: Qupid Chunky Heel ($36)

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Casual Monday. Pleated skirts are a nice option for spring and summer.  They’re breezier than a pencil skirt, which is good in the heat.  They’re also very feminine.  This printed H&M skirt also comes in black.  Plus-size?  Try this gorgeous Eloquii dotted skirt.

I like the look of a pleated skirt with a fitted sweater.  A short-sleeve sweater is a nice choice.  If you’re looking for a non-J.Crew product, try this cobalt Calvin Klein sweater. I also like this boatneck sweater from Ann Taylor.

These shoes are perforated, which gives them a bit of lightness.  It livens up the basic black pump a bit.  For a round-toe pump, try this Isani pump from Sole Society.

I love the look of a collar necklace with a crewneck sweater.  This fancy one from BaubleBar is really great.  For something a bit simpler, I like this faux-black pearl necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane.

For the hair, try a light wave to keep up with the flirty nature of the skirt.  For the makeup, I would wear bolder lip; I like this Butter London lip color in Ruby Murray.

Sunday Brunch.  I’m still loving the look of mixed patterns.  This skirt has an abstract dot pattern, so I added a wide stripe top.  The trick is to pick pieces that have the same unifying color palette.  You could also try a striped tee like this one from The Lady & the Sailor.

These shoes are a relaxed heel for the weekend.  If you prefer a flat, I think a pleated skirt needs a flat with structure.  I like these d’Orsay flats with a perforated detail from Wet Seal.

For the rest of the accessories, I chose a sleek clutch and some simple jewelry.  I adore these open hoops.

I would wear my hair up with this look.  I like this simple chignon.  For the makeup, a red lip and lots of mascara is always a good option.

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  1. Yael says:

    Hey Belle!
    What kind of silhouette does the brunch outfit have? Is it boxy and cropped over the fuller skirt. I like the idea, but am having trouble visualizing it.

    May 18, 2015/Reply

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