Pretty in Pleats

While we’ve been having some pretty fab sunshine of late, in Northern Ireland we’re all quite aware of our temperamental weather forecast – so here at The Promise HQ we’d like to introduce you to the ultimate SS16 transitional piece, perfect for any weather – The Pleated Skirt. Guaranteed to keep you flying high in the style stakes, but also so versatile that you can still rock this look even on a chillier day, the pleated skirt is a vital addition to your wardrobe.

As with a majority of our most popular trends – we have style queen Alexa Chung to thank for this one. Last year she wore an A-line suede M&S beauty, turning the mid-length skirt into a must-have item – while this year she’s stepped it up a notch and gone full on pretty in pleats with a metallic Gucci version. Oh to be rich and famous!!

If Alexa’s budget is making your eyes water – check out our top 6 favourite high street picks that won’t break the bank but will still have you feeling fabulous all Summer long!

Pleated Skirt Inspiration | The Promise NIThis coral maxi skirt from Miss Selfridge could be perfectly styled up with an equally relaxed crisp white linen blouse and some metallic flats for a chic daytime laid back look, £45.

Pleated Skirt Inspiration | The Promise NIWith Euro 2016 basically dominating every news outlet, we thought we would give a nod to France with this floaty midi from Oasis. Team this with a classic Breton stripe and a denim jacket for a chic Parisian look, £45.

Pleated Skirt Inspiration | The Promise NIRiver Island have managed to combine two trends in one with this fab lace-insert pleated skirt. Style this up with some killer heels and a leather jacket for an effortlessly cool feel, £25.Pleated Skirt Inspiration | The Promise NITopshop have their pleated skirt game faces on this season – So many gorgeous styles to choose from, but we finally settled on this beaut floral number! Team this skirt with a slouchy boyfriend fit jumper and some cute converse for a chilled out look or dress it up with a crop top and heels for a night on the town! £55.

Pleated Skirt Inspiration | The Promise NIOh my word, I think I might actually be in love with this total show-stopper from Ted Baker. This skirt would be perfect for any special occasion, and could be teamed with some fabulous heels and a simple top for ultimate sophistication, £139.

Pleated Skirt Inspiration | The Promise NIThis rose gold option from Next looks like something straight off the catwalk, without the hefty price tag! Who needs Gucci? Style this up with a pussy-bow blouse and some flirty accessories for a fabulously feminine look, £46.

Happy Shopping!

{Featured image: via SF Girl By Bay}