The Pleat Deal

Pleats are making a comeback ladies and gentleman! Remember your grandma’s pleated maxi skirt, well if she’s still got it, go “borrow” steal it from her closet! It’s the latest trend that’s been taking over the fashion scene. In my opinion, next fall it’s gonna be all about the pleat… “about the pleat, about the pleat, no trouble!”

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Frankly, I’ve never a big fan of mixing bold colors. If you’d taken a look at my closet a few years ago, you’d have seen lots of black, white and denim. Lately though, as my style has evolved, I’ve been loving mixing different colors and fabrics.

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When I first saw these pants, I immediately knew I’ll get a ton of wear out of them. Because the color is deep, they can easily transition from summer to fall and even winter, well at least Californian winter! Even though they’re absolutely great styled with a more neutral or even black top, they’re even more gorgeous with a bold color such this top!

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I wore this outfit last Friday on our date night, and I got so many compliments on it. The contrast in colors and in fabric is extremely eye catching and alluring!

The pleats add a metallic effect to the fabric. All the shadows created by the ripples give the illusion of a two toned fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pants Topshop, top Calvin Klein similar save or splurge, belt H&M, clutch Calvin Klein similar save or splurge, shoes Steve Madden

Are you a fan of pleats? How would you style it? Let me know!

XoXo,

Tamara

 

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146 Comments

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:30 pm

      Glad you liked it Isa!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. June 29, 2016 / 7:56 am

    I’ve always shied away from pleated pants but I do love these! I think having the pleats throughout the entire pant and the length work really well together. I also love how you styled this with that gorgeous top and awesome belt!

    Allison / Joy and Ivy
    http://www.joyandivy.com

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      Same here, I never thought i’de be wearing pleats before 60 haha! I’m glad you liked this outfit Allison and hopefully you’ll get some pleated pants yourself!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      Thanks Carina!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:32 pm

      It was indeed a comfy outfit, even after a big meal !

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. June 29, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Such a lovely unique look! Love all the colours and I love how you’ve styled the pleated trousers x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:32 pm

      Thank you Lauren, I’m glad you liked it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      Ohh how sweet of you! I do love the water!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you Heather, I’m really happy you liked the outfit!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      I’m glad you liked the color combo and the pleated pants Gemma!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you Mary, have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks Kate!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. June 29, 2016 / 9:40 am

    these bold colors combine so well! oh this outfit is perfection!

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      I’m glad you like it, have a wonderful day!!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. June 29, 2016 / 9:52 am

    I love bold colours so my eyes went straight to the top. Great outfit, and adore pleats in this combination. x/Madison
    Summer Champs

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks Monique!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      I’m so happy you liked them Sarah!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. June 29, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Pleated pants? This is So genius!! I’m so happy that pleats are back in, because they are my all time favorite fashion detail.

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      They’re back big time! Check out Topshop, they have a ton of gorgeous pleated items!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Thank you so much Vanessa!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. June 29, 2016 / 10:25 am

    This is SUCH a cute look! I love how casual it looks. Your hair is perfect too. I can never do a messy braid like that, so jealous! Haha. Hope you are having a great week!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:59 pm

      To be honest I was attempting to do a well done braid it just end up being messy haha!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 4:59 pm

      Thanks Violette!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:00 pm

      I’m pretty sure if you put your own personal touch you could pull off any look!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. Amy Arnold
    June 29, 2016 / 11:18 am

    I have never seen pleated culottes! I love my pleated midi, and I love culottes so of course I love this too. Such a pretty color combo.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:00 pm

      Thank Amy!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. June 29, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Beautiful pictures, you look amazing! I would probably style them with a flowy top as well ^^.

    TheNormcoreRebel

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:01 pm

      Thank you Nikoline, have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:01 pm

      i’m glad you liked them Hira!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:02 pm

      I love BR new collection! Wait for the sale and get it, they always have sales going on!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Carmen!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  9. June 29, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    This is so cute wow!
    Karen| chocolatyprints.com

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks Karen!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  10. June 29, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Beautiful outfit! I would never think to wear pants like that but they look so lovely on you x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:05 pm

      At first I thought I can never pull them off but I think they suits most body types because of the pleats and the shape! Give them a try!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:05 pm

      Thanks Dominique!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Isn’t it fun?! Tassels are so cute, I just love everything tassel!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      Before adding the belt the outfit look a little”meh”, it needed a belt to complete the look. I’m glad you liked this outfit!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  11. Heidi
    June 29, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    First of all this color combination is absolutely gorgeous! This would be such a great date night for girls night out outfit. Just gorgeous.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks Heidi! i’m happy you liked the colors together!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks Vanessa!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      They do! Thanks Stephanie!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  12. June 29, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    Fantastic colour combination and I love the pants!

    LUXESSED

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Kathrine!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:11 pm

      So sweet of you Sabrina!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      I’m learning to love pleats more and more. Have a great day Jamie!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  13. anika
    June 29, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    awesome outfit!

    xx theclosetchronicle.com

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you Anika!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  14. Shannon Jenkins
    June 29, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Such a pretty combination! Those pleated pants are gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      Glad you liked them Shannon!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  15. June 29, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    Pleat pants looks so much better and easier to wear than the skirts. I’ve tried a pleated skirt but I feel like it made me look bigger than I am and felt really self conscious about it. You look amazing, very sophisticated and chic in this outfit!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • June 29, 2016 / 5:14 pm

      I can imagine on some skirts they can make you look bigger. I haven’t tried pleated skirts lately, but it’s something to keep in mind definitely! Thnak you for stopping by Shireen, it’s always a pleasure to read your comments!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  16. Biana
    June 29, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I love pleats – I think they are so flattering – especially this outfit on you! xo, Biana

  17. June 29, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    You look gorgeous and love your skirt

    Zunera-Serena.com

  18. Christianne
    June 29, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Great styling babe! Super chic.
    Xo, Christianne
    Http:// simplychristianne.com

  19. June 29, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    These pants are simply stunning and they look amazing on you! I love how you’ve styled this 🙂

    X

    Anjelique

    http://anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

  20. June 29, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    Absolutely love these pants! I used to have a sweater of a similar material, but the pants look much better haha.

  21. June 29, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    I’m obsessed with the entire look! Beautiful.
    Xx, Raysa

  22. June 30, 2016 / 12:50 am

    I really like how this look turned out overall, I have never worn pleats but I would now 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  23. June 30, 2016 / 1:53 am

    Hi Tamara, I’m totally in love with that look. Totally agree with you that pleats are all the rage at the moment and feel like Gucci might have kick started that trend. I personally love pleats but haven’t bought into that trend yet. I’m still in the learning, discovering and inspiration collecting stadium. However, considering your super pretty look I really feel like it won’t be too long until I’ll get my hands onto my first pleated skirt/ culottes. xoxo Andrea
    http://www.stylecloseup.net

  24. June 30, 2016 / 2:17 am

    I’m super fun of pleats! Especially pleated skirt but honestly you totally win me over with those pants! They are just so cool! I love the fabric and the colour! I think you can wear them for so many different occasions! Great outfit.

    xx
    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

  25. June 30, 2016 / 5:16 am

    You look lovely, love the shoes and that bag. Although I am not a massive fan of mixing colours personally but i think this worked. I am still in the phase of wearing blacks and whites.

    http://www.zekalin.com

  26. Gabrielle
    June 30, 2016 / 7:13 am

    I’m 100% on board with pleats this season, that’s for sure! Though up until now I’ve only seen them styled as skirts, so this is so refreshing – gorgeous!

    aglassofice.com
    x

  27. June 30, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Loving the color of the pleated pants! Gives it that 70s trend look who’s also making a statement in fashion. I’m an all black kind of girl, but do love to play with colors, patterns, and fabric combinations too, specially when shooting for the blog.

    Priscilla
    http://thestylishflaneuse.com/

  28. laura
    June 30, 2016 / 11:07 am

    The pants are so cool ! 🙂 Love them!

  29. June 30, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Love this look! You look amazing and that colour combo is perfect!

    Hayley-Eszti | hayleyeszti.com

  30. Mili
    June 30, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    I’m 100% all about the pleats! I actually just bought a pleated skort at Ann Taylor that I’m so excited to wear 🙂 I love the shiny-ish material of your pants. Also this color combination looks so fab on you!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  31. June 30, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    I’m obsessed with pleated skirts right now. I have a few which I stole from my Mum’s closet.

    This is a fabulous look. I love the colour combination.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

  32. June 30, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    I’m a little bit too obsessed with this outfit! Love it all!

    Pingkan x | lifeofpingkan.blogspot.co.uk

  33. June 30, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    These pants are really lovely! I like pleats very much! I guess we are like this, some years ago I wouldn’t dress in blod colors or prints, and now I simply love all of this! I liked your top and your sandals too! You look really beautiful!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  34. June 30, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Wow those pleated pants look so comfortable AND stylish at the same time. Score! This is summer-chic-perfection to me. I’m definitely thinking of adding pleated pants to my wardrobe now! 😀
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

  35. June 30, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    You look completely beautiful in this ensemble, totally rocking it! I love the way you combined the colors, and the tassel belt you added. I love how the pleats look on you, but I really do not know how I’ll be able to style them!

    xx | http://www.recavi.com

  36. June 30, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    This outfit is amazing, I love the green with the purple! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

  37. June 30, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    The pants are super cool! I can imagine it being great with a black top too like you said 🙂
    I might have to get on this trend 🙂

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

  38. June 30, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Wow who knew this lovely colour combination would go so well!! The tassle is so cute! 🙂

  39. June 30, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Great outfit! I’m a fan of pleated skirts but I’ve never tried pleated pants…they look great on you though so I might just give it a try if I find a pair that calls to me. 😀

    https://beautifulbliss12.blogspot.com/

  40. July 1, 2016 / 1:36 am

    Yeaaaaaaaaah man pleats are so coming back into fashion! They remind me of school haha. You look beaut, lovely lady!

    Katie xx ¦ ♥ La Coco Noire

  41. July 1, 2016 / 3:06 am

    Hi dear!
    I’m in love with these pleated trousers, SO SO SOOO pretty! Also the color, this taupe/khaki kind of color, love it!
    And a very nice blog btw 🙂
    Would be my pleasure if you could also take a look on mine, find it here: http://fablefrique.com (FAB le Frique)
    Wishing you a happy Friday!
    xx Frederique

  42. July 1, 2016 / 3:36 am

    When I was a kid, I used to adore mum’s pleated shirts and I wanted to wear them. Now I don’t have any pleated piece but I’m tempted to check them out, especially skirts, they look beautiful. I don’t really mix bold colours, it doesn’t suit me. I love your colour combination and outfit, it is chic! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  43. July 1, 2016 / 5:24 am

    Wow seriously loving your color combo here – and I’m a big fan of pleats – i love how they just graze the body and flatter the figure. You look gorgeous!

    Zahra
    http://www.lovezahra.com

  44. July 1, 2016 / 5:42 am

    You look gorgeous in this color combination! Those pleated pants are so unique. Looking fabulous!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

  45. Nisha Rawat
    July 3, 2016 / 3:06 am

    Love the color combination. You are carrying it so well. Gorgeous as always :*

    Nisha | http://simplistique.com/

  46. July 5, 2016 / 8:28 am

    I am so in love with this look Tamara! You look utterly gorgeous and stylish on this bright contrast! And I am crazy about pleats too. I wear one of my favourite pleated skirts, vintage one that I got from my mothers closet (never giving back to her of course haha)! No wonder that you had so much compliments about this look, it is totally amazing! Thanks for sharing and have a great month!
    Love,
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

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