The One Item You Can Wear for Every Single Event in Your Diary

Thanks to Gucci, the pleated midi skirt has become a hero item over the past few seasons—and the good news is that it is still worth investing in. Victoria Beckham is also a huge fan of the pleated midi skirt: As well as being at the heart of her S/S 17 collection, it's the one item she arguably is pictured in the most.

The knife-pleated piece is more versatile than you may think. We're convinced it can be worn for every single event marked in your calendar—weddings to brunches, barbecues to office parties. Whether you style it like Victoria Beckham with an oversize white shirt for work or with chunky boots and an oversize bomber for weekend shopping, this style might be even more hard-wearing than jeans.

Scroll below to see four totally different ways to style a pleated midi skirt.

1. Shirt + Pastel Pleated Midi Skirt

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Style Notes: A pleated skirt is an essential part of the Victoria Beckham work uniform, and this summer she has been pairing her velvet pleated midi in mint and dusty pink with an oversize white shirt tucked into the waistband.

2. Party Midi Skirt + Cashmere Jumper

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Style Notes: Alexa Chung wore this Gucci look two years ago, but it's still an outfit worth revisiting. Alexa made her metallic pleated party midi look more London by wearing it with a crew neck cashmere jumper.

3. Chunky Boots + Pleated Midi

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Style Notes: You might think that a pleated skirt is super feminine, but this outfit proves that it can look grungy too if paired with chunky combat boots and an oversize sporty bomber jacket.

4. Pink T-Shirt + Matching Pleated Midi

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Style Notes: On the other end of the style spectrum, make like Giovanna Engelbert, and go super girly in head-to-toe millennial pink. Giovanna might be wearing her pleated midi skirt with sky-high stilettos, but swap these for sandals or trainers, and her T-shirt look is the perfect everyday weekend outfit.

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