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summer style: pleats!

Oh Joy / Summer Pleats

Oh Joy / Summer Pleats

One of my favorite pieces for summer is a light-weight and flowy pleated skirt or dress. So I thought I'd share two of my go-to outfits right now—one is casual for a weekend brunch and one is a little dressier for that summer wedding or special event!

It's so dry here in Los Angeles in the summer that static cling becomes my nemesis. According to Jockey and their Solutionary™, this makes me a victim of 'The Shake Down'—that classic move that combines one part wiggle and two parts tug brought on by a case of all over static. So, I've paired the outfits with Jockey's Anti-Static Skimmies ® Slipshorts (a slipshort that you wear as your undies and they help prevent static cling! Genius!).


I love pairing an easy tee in a great color with this pleated skirt. It's feminine, casual, and comfortable.

Casual / tee from J.Crew, skirt from Anthropologie, Target sandals (similar), Jewels for Juliet teething necklace, Jockey Anti-Static Skimmies® Slipshorts.


Pair a long maxi pleated dress with a shimmery shrug and it makes the dress go from just pretty to really special.

Dressy outfit / Darccy dress, J.Crew beaded shrug – past season (similar and here), J.Crew necklace (similar), BC Footwear shoes (similar), Jockey Anti-Static Skimmies® Slipshorts.

Do you love pleats as much as I do? They just seem so flattering all around!

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Jockey. All content, ideas, and words are my own.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, outfit styling by Joy Cho, flat styling by Julia Wester, illustrations by Jennifer Vallez.}


  1. Those illustrations are adorable!
    I find it funny how underwear is unacceptable to see, but shorts are okay, even though they generally serve the same purpose. It’s like how people can see your bikini, but not your bra or underwear.

  2. Hi Caroline,
    They are not meant to totally suck you in like Spanx. They do offer extra coverage so I find that it has a bit of a slimming effect but that’s not their main purpose.

  3. These animations/ illustrations are amazing. The creativity of you & your team is always so inspiring!

  4. Where in la are you? Is it not a humid mess in silverlake? It’s been humid for the last month everywhere…! (Except the beach) I wish it was a dry heat summer.


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