What the editor's wearing: Pleated skirts
Spell Magazine Editor Jemima Cousins discovers her summer uniform and provides her style advice for nailing the pleated look.
Full disclosure: my summer wardrobe has always been a bit haphazard. The unpredictable British weather, my attitude of ‘why buy now, wait for the end of season sales’, plus not being much of a dress or skirt person, have all played a part to my lack of sunny days’ attire. However, all that has changed with the resurgence of fashion’s staple pleated skirts.
Veering away from school uniform vibes (thank goodness), the style of the moment leans heavily towards chiffon midi skirts. My find from Monki ticks all the boxes for being light and floaty as well as weighty – which means you’re not losing out on the quality.
For a casual flex I wore a basic crop top from & Other Stories paired with some of my favourite accessories. For variation, try wearing with a slogan tee and pointed heels. Or on cooler days, style with a biker jacket or knitted top, worn loose or tucked in.
3 pleated skirt looks
Try the look for yourself with our three pleated skirt outfits for every style personality. This versatile piece works for the office, holidays and dates - mix up your look with your choice of top, shoes and accessories to suit the occasion.
Give the green light
Green is such a fresh colour, and it works especially well for summer. Pair your green skirt with clean white pieces to emphasise that crispness, as well as fun accessories for a little bit of variety.
Good as gold
What colour better represents summer than gold? 10 years ago, this metallic shade might've come off as a little retro. However, 2020 trends dictate that gold is super up-to-date in any format: jewellery, make-up and, of course, fashion.
Forever the classic colour, black can be worn to any occasion. In summer, stick to lightweight and/or sheer fabrics to combat heat absorption - although sweat doesn't show up on black clothes, you'll feel much better if your clothes aren't soaking up the sun's rays.