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How to Wear a Red Pleated Skirt 3 Different Ways

red pleated skirt from Topshop

Pleated skirts go in and out of fashion all the time: but for every woman out there who somehow manages to look effortlessly elegant in them, there’s another one wondering why she just looks like a little old lady, rather than a Pinterest Princess. 

The pleated skirt can take a bit of careful styling to get right: to help you on your way, here are three ways to wear this red pleated skirt by Topshop…

Red Pleated Skirt, Take One: Dramatic

red pleated skirt with matching sweater and leopard print shoes

sweater / shoes / watch

Some might dismiss this look as too matchy-matchy, but when you think about it, if it was a red dress, rather than a sweater and skirt, you’d probably have no issue with it, so don’t let the fear of being “too matchy” hold you back! Actually, looks which concentrate on just one colour can have tons of impact, despite being super-simple to pull together. For this look, we’ve added a pair of leopard print pumps, for added drama, plus a swipe of bright red lipstick – simple but stylish.

red pleated skirt with stripe top and black flats

top / shoes / sunglasses / bag 

Red pleated skirt, take two: classic

Black, white and red: it never gets old, does it? There’s something about a stripe top with a red bottom that instantly looks classic, so we’ve paired Topshop’s red pleated skirt with one of H&M’s off the shoulder tops (they’ve been releasing these all year, in a variety of colours, and they’re an awesome – and inexpensive – wardrobe basic) for a classic, chic look. Just add a pair of pointed flats and you’re good to go.

red pleated skirt and white t-shirt

t-shirt / sneakers / jacket / bag

Red pleated skirt, take three: casual

There are those who believe skirts can’t ever be casual, but this outfit is here to prove them wrong: it doesn’t really get more casual than sneakers and a t-shirt, and it’ll be just as comfortable as any other “casual” look you can throw together too: we promise.

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