Earrings with 24 karat gold plating and black onyx gemstones, Rs 3,660, Atelier Mon
Block heeled sandals, Rs 6,999, Charles & Keith
Leopard print tote, Rs 1,11,100, Roberto Cavalli
A sheer blouse worn worn over a bralet adds a risqué element to this otherwise understated style, but stick to a pastel palette to tone down the look for the day. Pair your outfit with a cute handbag and some shoes in nude shades.
Cotton bralet (part of set), Rs 12,800, Masaba. Mesh tee, Rs 6,750, Nishka Lulla. Viscose pleated skirt, Rs 9,950, Rajesh Pratap Singh. Leather heels, Rs 38,000, Stuart Weitzman. Leather bag, Rs 1,17,947, Salvatore Ferragamo. Metal ring, Rs 440, Blur
Bralet, Rs 800, Topshop
Leather handbag, price on request, Giambattista Valli
Python booties, price on request, Salvatore Ferragamo
Sheer, short sleeve T-shirt, Rs 1,990, Zara
This season, pleated skirts have been seen on the hottest It girls – including Rachel Bilson, Taylor Swift and Alexa Chung – and we’re crushing hard on this exquisitely feminine style.
While Issey Miyake popularised pleats back in 1993, it was in 2014 that our favourite designers made a strong argument for pleated skirts in their spring/summer collections. Zimmermann went all-out girly with bows and pastel colours, and Lanvin upped the glamour on its skirts with a metallic sheen. Christopher Kane played peekaboo with opalescent fabrics, while Alexander Wang’s pleated miniskirts won over New York runways.
Take a cue from these labels, and make space in your wardrobe for this flowy silhouette. We show you how to wear the pleated skirt for brunch or to make it Monday meeting-ready.
Contrast your pleated skirt’s ladylike silhouette with a boxy leather blouse for a chic, corporate look. Complete your ensemble with some sensible block-heel sandals and have fun with a bold, printed bag.
Leather blouse, Rs 3,17,050, Michael Kors. Viscose pleated skirt, Rs 9,950, Rajesh Pratap Singh. Calfskin bag, price on request, Dior. Block-heeled leather sandals, Rs 7,900, Aldo
Photographs: Raj Shetye; Styling: Neha Salvi; Make-up and hair: Vidhi Salecha; Model: Maria Cherniakovych/Anima Creative Management; Assisted by: Shubham Jain (styling)