Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall 2016 Fashion Trends: Oversized Knit & Pleated Skirt


My weekend outfits can almost always be defined in two adjectives; comfy and cosy, especially with fall finally hitting hard. Which is why I am happy to see Pleated Skirts not going anywhere this season, talk about comfy yet stylish. I wore pleats in the spring, last fall and this year I'm at it again. There's nothing more feminine than a piece that has pretty pleats, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this ladylike skirt being a hit on fall 2016-2017 catwalks. Coming in silver and gold at Gucci, in lurex at Max Mara, in colour blocks at Tommy Hilfiger and in velvet at Valentino, it's safe to say that pleats are once again having a moment in fashion. 

Having said that, pleats are not as easy to wear in the fall as they are in spring. In the spring pair it with barely there sandals, a cami and denim jacket and off you go. However, when temperatures outside don't allow for such get up we need something a little warmer, and to think outside of the box. To make it seasonal and cool, the easiest way to style a pleated skirt is by adding an Oversized Knit. By teaming up the chunkiest (and cosiest) sweater you own with a feminine skirt, a dress-down take on this oft-smart item is the result. Now I know this look is bold and definitely not for everyone but I like how edgy and out of the ordinary it looks; it is a stylish way to put these two very different pieces together.


For shoes, you cannot go wrong with either lace-up heels for a casual romantic dinner or a pair of sporty trainers (think Stan Smiths or plimsolls) for the perfect look for brunch. I personally am loving Metallic Shoes and after frantically shopping around for a pair, I decided on these gorgeous plimsolls from Stradivarius. I originally wanted a pair of silver brogues but after having tried different ones from the likes of Zara and Missguided, none of them seemed comfy enough compared to these trainers. Did I need another pair of trainers? No I most certainly did not, but it was Friday after work, I had had a long and busy work week so I just went ahead and treated myself, no regrets! Needless to say, I am obsessed with them and they have not left my feet ever since so do expect to see a post entirely dedicated to them in the near future, haha.

Boxy Sweater: New Look (here) // Pleated Skirt: Stradivarius (here)
Silver Sneakers: Stradivarius (here) //  Wallet Chain Bag*: Banana Republic
For accessories I mixed different shades of metallics and I am so glad the paradigm of only wearing one specific colour is so last year. If you didn't already know, mixed metallics is a thing so start pulling all of your shiny, shimmery pieces out of your closet and mix and mismatch like there is no tomorrow.  Rock this trend by combining hints of metallics in your shoes, bag, clothes, and even nail polish.

Here's more inspiration on this look:

Phew, that's a lot of trends in one post! What do you think of the knit and skirt combo? 
What about metallic shoes? Let me know below!

Thanks for reading beauties and happy Thursday!

xoxo

* Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).
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  1. You look gorgeous in this styling Pam. I love your skirt<3

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  2. This is such a great trend, I love the combo! x

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  3. Gostei do look, mas em mim não gosto de ver sais plissadas...pode ser que um dia mude de ideias!

    Isabel Sá
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  4. This is such a cute look! Loving the pleated skirt, it goes so well with the knit :)

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  5. You create a very beautiful look! Its so elegant and trendy at the same time!!!
    Kisses dear!

    Alisa Gromova

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  6. One of my favourite A/W trends! Those trainers are really cool, I was looking at a rose gold pair as well, but in the end decided I have too many shoes and moved on. Oh well, who am I kidding? Might as well say I spent all my money on Kat von D in Debenhams and now I am broke:))

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  7. Love how you styled the pleated skirt! I love the look of pleated skirts and always look at them in shops but didn't buy any as I feel like they wouldn't look good on me. Definitely need to try some out! x

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  8. Parece que combinamos :D
    Gostei muito do visual ♥

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  9. Wow Pam you look gorgeous, love this combo so much ! It is very stylish and inspirational, Iove the metallic sneakers =) Kisses

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  10. I Like this! and I'm going to try it out. Especially because I've got the green Zara pleat and a pretty Orange one as well! Whooop.

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  11. This is such a pretty look! I have a a jumper just the same so I think I will try and rock this soon, if I'm not to cold haha! You look gorgeous!
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  12. Love the trainers! Such a pretty look :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Great post dear! ♥♥♥
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  14. I love the knit and skirt combo and it's a great way to continue wearing pleats into autumn and winter :) I have been undecided about metallic shoes but I actually love these and this has seriously tempted me to purchase a pair of my own :) x

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  15. This is a trend that I can see myself in, Pam! I love how effortlessly chic the look is.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  16. I am in love with this look. This is so something I would wear.

    Mich x
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  17. Great look and style! These shoes look so nice <3
    Trend-Mae

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  18. Que lindo look arrasou imagens, obrigado pela visita.
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  19. I have a pleated skirt I have not worn in a while, after reading your post I might need to take it out !

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  20. Cute shoes! Love the pictures :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  21. You look amazing, Pam!

    xo, Liz
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  22. Loving this look! So elegant yet it has a hip spin to it.
    I'm all about that life.

    Ines
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  23. Love the shoes Pam, so magical!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  24. Que pasada, me encanta como vistes. Eres genial. Un besito y te invito a visitar mis siete maravillas. Un besito.
    Las siete maravillas de Amanda.

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  25. Fantastic post! Happy weekend.


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  26. Loving how you added the sneakers to the skirt! Such a fun combo! I am slightly obsessed so fun!
    xoxo,Victoria
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  27. Super adorei o look,ficaste muito linda e encantadora!! Beijinhos fofinhos!!

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  28. Loved reading this. Please check out my latest blog trip to a Farfetch mansion!

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  29. Amazing Outfit ! Loving your sweater and your skirt! Pretty Must-Haves.
    Many kisses
    Marie

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  30. Love this skirt on you, these sneackers look perfect with this outfit.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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  31. OMG I love this outfit!! That pleated skirt is so gorgeous and pairs so well with the sweater and sneakers :)

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  32. love the way you styled the pleated skit and your shoes are so chic <3

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  33. Love that sweater and pleated skirt! Comfy and cool combination!

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  34. Love how you've paired it with the metallic shoes! So casual but cool!

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  35. Comfy and cosy is the right definition for this lovely outlook, the silver shoes add a final touch of glam I appreciate a lot, Pam :)
    You look so beautiful...

    xoxo
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  36. I agree! CWearin a pleated skirt in the Fall must be a challenge but you totally nailed it with this look! I'm totally in love with the metallic trainers, I read on your IG that you wore them to work and they turned a few heads, no wonder why, they're SO cool! ;)
    xx

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  37. I think we know each other for some time and we can be honest :) I loooved the outfit, I love pleats and you look very beautiful - but I confess I couldn't read the post, because in the next 10 min I am being expected to a weekend trip. But I didn't want to leave without commenting, you are always so sweet towards me! I hope you have a lovely weekend, dear Pam!
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  38. Your outfit is so on point! I love the oversized sweater with sneakers!

    Tina
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  39. Love the combination! Lovely skirt!

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  40. I love your skirt so much, it's so cute! You always have gorgeous style xx

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  41. I would have never put these two different styles together but it actually works so well. I now want to buy a pleated skirt asap x

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  42. "comfy" and "cozy", you got it spot on! I would never think to wear these items together but they look fantastic on you!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  43. I'm loving this trend and the way you combined the pieces! The skirt looks amazing on you :)

    Edna | www.fineclic.com

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  44. its a great trend and it suits you well

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  45. Oh I live by comfy/cosy fashion as well Pam, it's the only way to go! You've styled the pleated skirt to absolute PERFECTION though. Everything just looks so effortless - especially wearing that beautiful knit sweater. Also your metallic plimsolls are stunning, they suit you so much! I love that you've let them be the centre of attention for this outfit too.:D xx

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  46. Hello,

    Woow, perfect look ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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  47. nice post and precious photos
    I follow, and I invite you to visit my blog :)
    Kiss

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  48. Pleated skirts, cosy knits and trainers.. I could live in this outfit quite happily! Think i'm going to dig my pleated skirts out of my wardrobe.. Thanks for reminding me! x

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  49. Pleated skirts are so elegant and pretty, love the styling here too. You look awesome xxx

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  50. These skirts do not look good on me....I look like a blimp, but I am loving the way these look on you. Super cute!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  51. I love the knit and skirt combo. I think you made the right choice opting for trainers over brogues, as they are definitely the comfier option and these look great with the whole outfit. :D

    Samio x
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  52. Super cute outfit. I actually bought myself a pleated skirt recently, but I'm just not the kind of girl who wears skirts on the daily. I'm saving it for an event like a wedding :P

    Samantha Series

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  53. Uau! É dos meus looks favoritos aqui do blog. A saia é linda, ando a namorar umas quantas mas ainda não tive coragem para comprar ahah
    Kiss, Mariana Dezolt
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  54. you look so amazing pam *_* I lobe the combination of that oversized sweater and that beautiful skirt *_* have to go for it, too *_*
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  55. I'm loving pleated skirts at the moment. I've just got myself a beautiful rose gold one from Missguided which I love dressing down with a casual sweater for the day and then for the evening with a slim fit turtle neck and heeled boots. Perfect for all the festive parties coming up as well! x

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