The half-unbuttoned cardigan, studious frames, and modest midi skirt – we have movies and TV series like The Mummy (1999) and New Girl (2011-18) to credit when we speak of the “sexy librarian”. While we totally dig the vintage aesthetic and welcome the return of pleated midi skirts for SS ’20, we’re also a huge fan of the season’s modern and youthful updates. We’re talking bold box pleats and geometric prints from Tory Burch, and a club-ready metallic one from Valentino.
And of course, we’re also taking a page from how celebs are styling it: from Olivia Palermo’s French-tucked sweater to Leonie Hanne’s layered asymmetrical ensemble.
So here are some of our favourite looks, and similar options from $39.90. All office-appropriate and fashion editor-approved.
Pleated Midi Skirt With Contrast Waistband, $237.30, Ted Baker
Chiffon Pleated Long Skirt, $39.90, Uniqlo
PU Pleated Midi Skirt, $49.90, Dorothy Perkins
Belted pleated floral-print satin midi skirt, $541, Floral-print stretch-jersey cardigan, $340, Commission
Tie-dye pleated skirt, $5,900, Prada
Basic H Line Pleated Skirt, $321.30, Minjukim
Chainlink print box pleat skirt, $251, Elisabetta Franchi
Sylvie Pleated Midi Skirt in Geometric Escapade, $61.29 (US$43.90), Love, Bonito
This article was first published in Her World’s June issue.