More Pleats Please! Spring’s Must-Have Look is in the Fold: On Trend


 vegan leather skirt

ColumnPleats are back in style this spring, so take a cue from the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and Pat Cleveland and add a new dimension to this season’s wardrobe.

Recently seen on the likes of the red carpet and the streets of NYC and Hong Kong, wear your pleats either in bold and quirky statements or as subtle and chic details. Check out our top 6 picks in pleats for this edition of On Trend.

1. BLANKNYC Pleated Faux Leather Skirt

Cute and sexy, this vegan leather, rocker chic twist on the classic schoolgirl skirt is sure to turn heads (pictured top). Dress it down with a pair of thick tights (especially if its still cold outside) and a pair of biker boots, or go for the vixen look with a pair of studded ankle booties and a fitted leather jacket.

$98

komodo tencel dress

2. Audrey 3/4 Sleeve Tencel Dress by Komodo
Elegant and classy, this office appropriate dress from UK-based sustaianable fashion brand Komodo is made from eco fabric, tencel. We love the origami-inspired pleating!
$100
eileen fisher dress
3. Silk Pleated Dress by Eileen Fisher
Simple but sophisticated, this eco silk dress from environmentally and socially conscious designer Eileen Fisher is made from super soft modal. Wear it up with stilettos or heeled ankle booties or go casual with a pair of canvas tennies.
$398
etsy top
4. Tesoro Pleated Top by VespertineCA
Handmade out of organic cotton and recycled materials, this gorgeously tailored geometric top is perfect for more formal occasions. Wear it with well-fitted dress slacks or a pencil skirt and top off your look with a chic hat!
$116
eileen fisher shorts
5. Cuff Linen Shorts by Eileen Fisher
Made out of 100 percent organic linen, these classic shorts with their simple pleat detail are just the ticket to your winter or spring getaway to the tropics. Pair them with your favorite leather sandals and a breezy blouse for a boho chic look.
$148
pleated clutch
6. Gold Bird Pleated Clutch by JOYN
Handmade by artisans in India, this Fairtrade clutch is made from handwoven and hand block printed cotton. Not only is this pleated clutch gorgeous and right on trend for spring, but also enriches lives of at least 12 people involved in the production process.
S19
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Leena Oijala