Skirt: H&M Pleated Skirt ($40)
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.
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.