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The Pleated Mini Skirt Is the Latest Fashion Obsession of Celebrities and Influencers

It's a timeless piece you can wear no matter the season!
The Pleated Mini Skirt Is the Latest Fashion Obsession of Celebrities and Influencers
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It's a timeless piece you can wear no matter the season!

Just like in life, the smallest things can make the biggest difference. This may seem like some cheesy advice given out of nowhere, but hear us out: In terms of fashion, incorporating pleats in your everyday looks will totally add some flair to things. After all, incorporating texture in one's outfits is a foolproof way to elevate any ensemble. 

In particular, pleated iterations of a mini skirt have seen a resurgence in wearers in recent times. Originally a staple piece in the 1950s, pleated skirts were much longer and meant to be conservative. It was a decade later when hemlines were shortened by a few inches, thus starting the concept of the mini. Despite not being a new closet item, the reemergence of pleated mini skirts might be attributed to the timelessness of the piece, as it can be suited to match a myriad of aesthetics.

Don’t believe us? Here to convince you are several celebrity and influencer OOTDs featuring a pleated mini skirt, proving that it should now be your new closet staple.  

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LOOK: Local Celebrities Wearing a Pleated Mini Skirt 

1. Tank Top + Pleated Skirt + Belt + Handbag + Flats + Accessories

    A pleated mini skirt may be just the item you need to rock an early aughts-inspired OOTD. Take style cues from Ashley Garcia and partner a black mini with a pink silk tank top and matching pink flats. To spruce up her solid-colored skirt, she accessorized with a Diesel belt punctuated with the label’s silver buckle. Finishing her look off was a white Prada Cleo bag and a Tiffany heart choker.

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    2. Polo Shirt + Pleated Skirt + White Sneakers + Sunglasses + Handbag

    Ashley then traded in her usual Y2K style to try out the trendy academia aesthetic. Here, we see her sporting a white knitted polo shirt with a coffee-colored pleated mini skirt. Keeping her ensemble cute yet casual was a pair of white sneakers and a plaid handbag.

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    PHOTO BY instagram/ashleyogarcia
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    3. Sweater + Pleated Skirt + Handbag + Chunky Sneakers + Glasses

    At the tender age of 13, Kendra Kramer already knows a thing or two about style. She’s definitely one of the Gen Z style stars to watch out for, and this fresh and fun OOTD of hers starring a white pleated mini skirt is proof! She teamed her piece with a grey sweater, chunky sneakers, and a furry cow-print shoulder bag.

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    4. Halter Top + Pleated Skirt + Handbag + Sunglasses

    When in doubt, a no-brainer ‘fit you can easily throw on is a coord set. Just take it from Maureen Wroblewitz who served Britney Spears vibes in a dark wash denim ensemble comprised of a cropped halter top and a box-pleated mini skirt. Carry a classic black handbag and add a pair of square-shaped frames to further dress up the look!

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    5. White Tee + Pleated Skirt + Chunky Sneakers + Tote Bag + Baseball Cap

    Ira Oyco shows us a simple yet ultra-chic way to color block! As seen here, the influencer went for a classic white tee tucked into a bright red pleated mini skirt. She added additional touches of white by way of her sneakers and ankle socks. For an even sportier vibe, Ira topped her look off with a black baseball cap.

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    6. Sports Bra + Arm Warmers + Pleated Skirt + Chunky Sneakers + Sunglasses

    Drawing blanks on what to wear? Choosing a specific color palette can help, especially if you’re pressed for time. Sarah Yu stuck to a monochromatic look featuring athleisure pieces like a black pleated mini skirt, a Louis Vuitton sports bra, arm warmers, and a trusty pair of New Balance’s. 

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    7. Off-Shoulder Top + Pleated Skirt + Chunky Loafers + Sunglasses

    Just like Sarah, Vern Enciso also opted for a black-and-white color palette during her trip to Bangkok. In the Land of Smiles, the stylista slipped into a black off-shoulder top teamed with a white pleated mini. You can team this look with a classic pair of sneaks, however, a pair of shiny black loafers can give a more collegiate type of vibe.

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    8. Cropped Sweater + Pleated Skirt + Chunky Sneakers

    You can’t go wrong with the sweater and skirt combo! But if you want to take your outfit up a notch, then go for a pleated denim mini skirt and cropped sweater just like Hazel Quing did. This way, the influencer was able to highlight her toned mid-riff.

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    9. Top + Pleated Skirt + Boots

    Rei Germar went full-on 2000s babe with her tourist ensemble in Seoul. The 25-year-old chose to stand out against the stark museum halls by slipping on a tie-dye cheongsam-inspired top. As for her bottoms, she went with an espresso-hued pleated mini skirt, and completed her getup with knee-high white boots.

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    10. Turtleneck Sweater + Pleated Skirt + Slingback Heels + Handbag

    Making a case for turtleneck sweaters in the summertime is Sarah Lahbati. With her white turtleneck providing some warmth, the celebrity mom decided to balance it out with a skin-baring pleated mini skirt. A chic pair of slingback heels and a black Louis Vuitton Pochette Coussin were her stylish companions for the day. 

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