Pleated Top

To me pleats can be hit or miss. For example, when it comes to pleated pants, I’m firmly in the “heck no, I won’t go… there” camp. (Fun fact: when my husband and I first met, he strictly wore suits with pleated pants. Shudder. I slowly got him away from that. And let me tell ya, flat front pants for the win, guys. They are much more flattering.) For skirts and dresses it can be a yay or a nay. Depending on where they hit, the size of the pleats, and the fabric, they can definitely add volume! And unless you’re looking to add curves, my opinion is to staaaay awaaaay! But when it comes to dainty chiffon pleats, like in this color block pleated top, I’m so on team pleats.

color block pleated top outfit - Click through to see more affordable casual outfits or shop this look! | www.bylaurenm.com

It’s really the details that sold me on this top. The pastel-y pale blue color is such a refreshing change from all the gray I’ve been sporting this Fall and Winter. And the soft flow-y fabric just screams Spring! And of course all of the feminine details. Y’all know that I’m a sucker for those. The hemline has just the right amount of twirl factor, and the bubble sleeves are such a fun addition!

The one thing I will say is that while the cut is oversized, it’s a bit more oversized than I expected. I almost always size up to a large in items from Chicwish, but in this case, I wish I would have stayed with a medium. The oversized fit certainly isn’t keeping me from wearing it though! I’ve already worn it twice in the week and a half I’ve had it! That’s always a big sign of approval from me!

pleated top outfit - color block pleated blouse. Click through to see more affordable casual outfits or shop this look! | www.bylaurenm.com

pleated top outfit - color block top with black jeans. Click through to see more affordable casual outfits or shop this look! | www.bylaurenm.com

pleated blouse color block outfit - Click through to see more affordable casual outfits or shop this look! | www.bylaurenm.com

color block outfit - pleated top with black jeans - Click through to see more affordable casual outfits or shop this look! | www.bylaurenm.com

Top c/o Chicwish | Jeans | Similar Flats | Tote c/o | Necklace c/o (similar) | Lipstick

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