I’ve worn a few variations of this outfit in the past couple of weeks. A pleated maxi with sneakers is a failsafe outfit combination.
A pleated maxi (or midi) skirt is probably my favourite skirt style, not least because it lends itself to just about any style of flat or mid-height heel shoe. And in the winter, boots are their best friends.
This navy pleated maxi skirt* (or is it a “midaxi”?! I’m not kidding, I’ve seen some brands using that expression lately) has been my throw-it-on item since getting it last month. I won’t deny that an elasticated waistband is a godsend. No shame in that – even some maxis on Asos are elasticated (see picks below!) – they’re not just for old ladies. I say be comfortable and be done with it, I need to nurture my food babies with room to expand and grow!
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So yeah… you can’t go wrong with a pleated maxi and sneaks. Sneakers, trainers, tennis shoes, gutties – whatever you call them, they just look cool with a pleated maxi. Maybe it’s that contrast between feminine pleats and boyish sportswear? I’ve worn this skirt switched out with tops/t-shirts (this time it was a snakeskin print shirt*), different sneakers, with and without hats. I also wore it with my navy platform sandals as worn in this post.
And as for these sneaks…
The FatFace white sneakers* were sent to me to try a couple of months back – I accepted them because they’re sold as “sustainable sneaks” – made with 100% organic cotton uppers and FSC certified rubber soles, and I liked the off-white colour (makes a change from the starkness of my Stan Smiths) and the classic tennis shoe styling. However, after wearing them for a little while they did start to rub the back of both heels. FatFace needs to make the back softer and not come up into the heel at an angle so much to avoid that rubbing.
A little padding on the back of the heels would go a long way!
But top marks to them for making a sustainable shoe that doesn’t impact on the environment as much as other shoes/sneakers/trainers do. It’s also nice to feel your feet “breathing” as the uppers are cotton.
Do you do the maxi/midi/sneakers combo? And do you also throw caution to the Fashion Police’s wind and wear your elasticated waistbands with pride? Comment below…!
OTHER PLEATED MIDI AND MAXI SKIRTS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
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