How to Style a Pleated Maxi Skirt

The sweetest, most feminine blush pink pleated skirt! An item that’ll help you make a seamless transition from summer to fall. 

Blush Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt // How to Style a Maxi Skirt // Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

photos by andrea kinnear photography + design

similar shirt // c/o skirt // c/o similar handbag // similar slides // sunglasses // c/o earrings 

I shared this skirt recently on my Instagram account {see here}. In the post, I said, every gal needs a pink princess skirt and I totally believe that! As little gals we loved  playing dress up in items like this skirt, so why not wear them now. I can promise you the princess loving five year old Laura in me is dying from excitement over the chance to wear this skirt wherever I want. No parents telling me it’s too much

The best part about this skirt, it can easily be transitioned from one season to the next. With the maxi length, the skirt provides you the opportunity to wear it throughout all seasons. Gotta love that, am I right? So I wanted to share a couple of different ways/tips to make the transition from summer to fall. I know we are still experiencing full force summer BUT fall will be here before you know it. Are you excited about that? I kind of am but also really don’t want summer to leave. So let’s talk about today’s look and get to those tips…

Blush Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt // How to Style a Maxi Skirt // Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blush Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt // How to Style a Maxi Skirt // Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blush Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt // How to Style a Maxi Skirt // Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blush Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt // How to Style a Maxi Skirt // Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blush Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt // How to Style a Maxi Skirt // Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blush Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt // How to Style a Maxi Skirt // Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blush Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt // How to Style a Maxi Skirt // Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blush Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt // How to Style a Maxi Skirt // Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

similar shirt // c/o skirt // c/o similar handbag // similar slides // sunglasses // c/o earrings 

For today’s look, I’m styling this skirt for late summer. Temperatures are dropping just a bit in the evenings and sometimes a little extra warmth is needed. So in comes the maxi skirt and simple white button up. The skirt length provides coverage as well as the long sleeves {which I always have rolled up slightly}. While this combination will work for the next month or so, by October I’ll be needing a little more. So here are some options for transitioning this skirt from summer to fall…

Choose close toed shoes: simple ballet flats, suede booties, or riding boots

Choose a long sleeve top: stripe button up shirt, bodysuit {makes the tucking in easy}, a chunky sweater, or a tissue turtle neck

Add a layer: suede Moto jacket, denim jacket, utility jacket, or a cropped leather jacket

For me personally, I’m thinking a chunky knit sweater, simple ballet flats {pointy toe for me always}, and cross body bag or maybe a statement tote

How would you style the skirt for fall? 

P.S. Can we talk about these photos? I had the opportunity to shoot with Andrea Kinnear recently when she was visiting the Charlotte area. I had actually reached out to her to shoot while we were in Savannah but she was out of town. Lucky for me though, she was in Charlotte right before our trip. We had an absolute blast snapping these photos. I seriously felt like we were good friends within 5 minutes. She is the sweetest and is amazing at giving direction while shooting! She’s currently based in the Charleston area and I would highly recommend her if you’re visiting or live in that area.  

30 Comments

  1. August 17, 2017 / 7:30 am

    You look so chic!! That pleated skirt is just perfect!

  2. jessica
    August 17, 2017 / 8:52 am

    I used to live in maxi skirts and dresses, it’s been forever since I brought them out! Loving this neutral look.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      You need to bring them back out gal! Can’t wait to see how you style them for Fall. Thank you!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. August 17, 2017 / 9:26 am

    I love this look! That skirt is perfect for when the summer nights become cooler. I love the tips you shared, these would be great for going into fall too! I love layering clothes for fall, I feel like summer doesn’t really end!

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you Laura! I couldn’t agree with you more, it’s great for that. I’m excited to start layering although I really don’t want to give up summer days. Especially pool days!!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. Nataly
    August 17, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I love how you styled this skirt! That color is so perfect on you!

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you Nataly! I am so happy to hear you say that as I am such a big fan of the color now.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. August 17, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I never would have thought about all those ways to wear this skirt! You are totally right though, it can totally transition for other seasons. These photos turned out amazing!

    http://moosmusing.com

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:30 pm

      Ah yay! Glad I could help out and hopefully inspire you for Fall once the season arrives. Thank you so much gal!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. August 17, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    This has to be the prettiest pleated maxi I’ve seen! I love the color and how well your earrings go with it!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  7. August 17, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous, friend! Totally swooning over that beautiful skirt, and definitely agree that every girl needs a princess skirt like this one! Loving those earrings too, BTW!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much Lauren! You’re the best. Yay! I am so glad you agree. Now you need to get yourself one!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. August 17, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    You are so great at blogging!!! I love every single post!

    • August 18, 2017 / 8:09 am

      You literally just made my day. I was getting down on myself about blogging/social media, so I really needed this. Thank you lady!

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. August 17, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Girl, this is the CUTEST maxi skirt on you! I absolutely love the color. Definitely perfect for these late summer evenings!

    xx katie // a touch of teal

    • August 18, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Thank you Katie!!! The color and movement is what really got me. I will definitely be pulling it out for several late summer evenings + early fall days!

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. Anna English
    August 18, 2017 / 10:40 am

    I love a good maxi skirt, this one is darling!

  11. August 20, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    So so pretty! Love the purse with the skirt as welll.

  12. August 21, 2017 / 9:35 am

    I had a pink pleated skirt but it just NEVER worked for me which always made me so sad! This is gorgeous on you!

    The Adored Life

    • August 21, 2017 / 9:38 am

      Aw bummer! Maybe you need to give a couple different styles a try. I’m sure you could find the princess skirt of your dreams 🙂 Thank you love!

      xo Laura Leigh

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