Hey friends! If you follow me on Twitter - than you might already know about the 'pleats and poufs' discussion. In fashion, we're definitely seeing a resurgence of pleated pants and shorts, harem pants and many other 80's inspired styles. As someone who has already owned a closet full of harem pants (thanks mom and MC Hammer!), this return of the dreaded era is a tough pill to swallow. Chalk it up to my age, I'm young enough to still want to rock the trends but old enough to not always be able to :) And there's the dreaded...ahem...crotch pouf to think about. Yes I said it.
There's just something about some of the pleated looks that are tugging at my style heart.
But oh the dilemma! How to rock the pleats without looking a little too frumpy? this is how I chose to style my new cropped pleated trousers from American Eagle Outfitters yesterday...looking at the photos I'm thinking the look is 'not quite there yet'...
White blouse - H&M
Brown leather belt - Gap
Silver knotted flats - Franco Sarta (via Tallcrest Shoes)
Maybe my shirt is too boxy? Maybe the pants are a tiny bit too big? Help me friends, how can I make this work a little better? I'm open to your suggestions.
But I don't know about a belted top because the joy of these pants is how they feel in +30!
By the way - don't you think that coffee/khaki is the perfect neutral? I love how it mixes with everything from bright turquoise (here) to juicy coral to sunshine yellow.
So what's your verdict on the pleats trend? Have a lovely day friends!