Pleated Perfection

Pleated Perfection 10Happy Thursday, loves! Currently obsessing over an up and coming trend for the end of summer/pre-fall season: off shoulder pieces! I’ve been seeing more and more of this trend now, from cropped tops to flowy ruffled dresses–I’m certain that this trend is here to stay and will see us through the fall season!

I’ve paired my particular off-shoulder top with an a-line pleated midi skirt for a more polished look that can take you from the office to a nice night out!

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Pleated Perfection 11This particular top can actually be worn two ways–off shoulder or as a regular cropped tee! Opt for the tee while in office, to keep it professional. For that off-shoulder look at happy hour drinks, pull the sleeves of the top down and show off a bit of that collarbone. ;D

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Pleated Perfection 3Loving how this look pairs perfectly with these olive strappy lace-up sandals, for just a bit of lace-up action!

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Pleated Perfection 7This skirt though…I have to say, is by far my favorite pleated midi. I love how the chiffon material twirls with each movement, giving you that perfect breezy vibe. Despite being a midi skirt, the material is very light, which makes it a great piece even on those hotter summer days.

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Pleated Perfection 1Hoping you guys liked this little off-shoulder endeavor. I promise there are definitely more pieces on this trend to come! Happy styling fashionistas,

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 10.53.35 PM{Top: Express} {Skirt: Banana Republic; Similar here & here}

{Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Other Options here} {Sandals: Banana Republic}

{Watch: Michael Kors} {Necklace: Kate Spade}

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