This just in… pleats continue to trend… and so does leather. Put the two together and what do you get? Pleated leather that is both cool and chic. I chose to wear this skirt with a tee and sneakers to play against the luxury of the skirt and maintain its youthful appeal. This outfit is very upscale (all items were put together at Bloomingdale’s and modeled in the mall), yet you could easily capture the same vibe with the alternatives, which I linked for you below. I found a faux leather black pleated skirt from Top Shop for under $55.00, a pair of glitter Kate Spade sneakers for $90.00, and faux Dior cotton bracelets for $28.00. However, the way you choose to spend and wear fashion that you love is entirely up to you. I have provided you with the high and low versions of this great look. In this time of economic uncertainty, instead of bailing on fashion, I am choosing to find less expensive alternatives while continuing to support businesses that I love.
Helmut Lang Skirt (Similar for much less HERE) ATM Top, Dior Book Tote, Miu Miu Sneakers (Similar for much less HERE), Jewels by Molly Sydney Rings (Index Finger), Dior Cotton Bracelet for much less HERE, Sydney Evan Eye Necklace (Available at The Fine Jewelry Bar).