The One Elevated Basic Your Wardrobe Is Missing This Spring

The one thing that our readers keep asking us about this month is how to assemble the perfect spring capsule wardrobe—and I've just found a £69 skirt that you can use as a starting point. According to Google, searches for pleated skirts have increased by 60% this year, and at fashion week we kept seeing editors wearing calf-length skirts with a super-defined pleat. There is one that really rises above the rest however and will prove one of the most useful items you can own this summer—a cream pleated midi that falls just above the ankle from Arket.

This is one of those clever stealth fashion items, which although it seems simple and perhaps even a little boring, will always make you look put together. Influencer Brittany Bathgate is the queen of elevated basics, and she has been wearing this cream midi non-stop this month, proving it can be really versatile. She's worn it with chunky dad trainers, a khaki utility jacket, socks and loafers, and a striped men's shirt. Keep scrolling to see how she has been wearing the skirt—and shop it below.