The resurgence of pleated pants is a trend I’ve welcomed with open arms. A favorite of Annie Hall, Katharine Hepburn, Idgie Threadgoode – this classic staple embodies the tomboyish/empowered female vibes I hope to exude. Lately I’ve been loving the modern styling of pairing these pants with a simple crop top to accentuate the waist (and work with the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having). Though the popular trend is to wear them with strappy sandals, I think pleated pants look equally cool with ankle boots, like this pair I wore to death last fall/winter (and they’re now back in stock in more colors!).
Some other styling ideas: go full retro with a short sleeve button-down and fun oxford shoes; casual in a boxy tee or sweatshirt and sneakers; and of course the aforementioned strappy sandals and a blazer. The possibilities are only going to get better when fall weather truly arrives!
Snag my favorite pleated pant styles below.
Photos shot by Pablo Raya near Union Station