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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Dressing Up Athleisure: Gold Pleats & Fishnets

Black fishnet ankle socks
As you can tell from the occasional white spotting across these images - it's been snowing!  I feel as though I've been waiting forever for the white fluffy stuff, and ironically it finally started falling while  I was wearing a cropped sweater.  So I guess the moral of the story is... to be careful what you wish for!  Anyway, I've mentioned before I have a pretty extensive collection of activewear, and so needless to say I've been adoring the athleisure hype.  Some say it's dying a grim death, others are hugging their trainers.  Me?  I'll forever be on board, so long as I'm able to dress it up every now and again.  Cue my current fave stilettos and a gold pleated skirt...
Styling a gold pleated midi skirt in winter


Athleisure styling in winter 2017
Dainty gold hoop earring

Jumper - Adidas Cropped Sweater (similar here)

Skirt - Zara Pleated Midi Skirt (more metallic pleats below!)


Heels - Lost Ink




Dressing up Athleisure in winter
Zara Simon Z for Accessorize jewellery
Adidas Originals 3-stripes Cropped SweaterI've only recently been converted to pleated skirts, having avoided them for way too long in fear of them being unflattering.  And so the perfect way of introducing pleats to my wardrobe seemed to be in the form of this bright gold beauty.  Had it been a block colour, I probably wouldn't have been interested, however the slightly tarnished gold-and-black appearance totally sold it to me. You'll recognise these heels from Styling A Statement Bag last month - still in love with their heel height, and never more so than when paired with fishnet socks.  Fierce combo and one I won't be getting tired of anytime soon!
Gold and black pleated midi skirt
Fashion blogger styling and dressing up athleisure I'm off to Brighton tomorrow for a couple of days (of course there'll be a travel diary coming soon!) and I'm bracing myself for snow and freezing my toes off.  But anyway, when I'm tucked up in the hotel room and/or thawing out in a café, I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on this look!  Are you still on board with athleisure, and do you also love dressing it up?!   

With love,

Gabrielle x
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72 comments

  1. I love this athleisure look. The gold skirt is definitely my favorite piece.

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  3. It took me a while to warm up to the sportluxe trend but after I realised it was like wearing pyjamas out in public but socially acceptable, I was on board. Loving the slouchy cropped sweater! & with that gold skirt? So pretty & very winter wonderland. I do have to ask though, aren’t you cold? Though, I’m kind of a baby when it comes to weather that isn’t swelteringly hot haha

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  4. Yes girlll this look is so gorgeous ! I absolutely love that skirt ! I was eyeing it up online as well as a similar but silver velvet one from topshop - so pretty ! I love those socks also, ugh just such a great look <3

    XOXO
    Jess
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  5. The colour of this skirt is incredible and I love how you wore fishnet socks with high heels!

    Bella Pummarola

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  6. I love how you paired the top with a gold skirt! HMM, I have a casual comfy top like that and it might go with a red pleated skirt I had in mind <3 Thank you for the inspiration!


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  7. I am obsessed with your skirt, heels and fishnets, though I will never be able to stand on those heels for longer than 3 minutes lol You look very beautiful :)


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  8. How beautiful is the gold pleated skirt!I want to get a pink pleated for spring, it would be perfect to wear at the office and also pair it with some sneakers and a plain tshirt for a casual look! x

    Yiota
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  9. I wouldn't have thought to team up a jumper like this with such dressy skirt but it works so well and I love the look. I think the heels and fishnets has to be my favourite part though as it just looks fierce and like you're ready to take on anything :) x

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  10. Fishnet socks just look so tumblr and fashionable... I really want to get some!
    Aleeha xXx
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  11. Cool outfit! Fishnet stockings can look so cheap, but they work so well with this outfit! :)

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  12. I would look so out of place in this outfit but you look like a catwalk model! You pulled off this outfit beautifully.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  13. I love the whole athleisure look and I wear trainers a lot because they're so practical, especially when rushing around all day x

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  14. I do like the combo of fishnet socks and heels! That's so fresh. One often sees fishnets with skirts, so fishnets socks are a nice touch.

    That midi skirt is so fabulous....love how you paired it with that jumper!

    You look absolutely perfect!!! simply stunning!!!!

    <3

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  15. I LOVE the look of fishnet socks with heels - soooo sexy! You're rocking this look. That skirt is so mesmerising, too. You beauty!

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  16. So in love with this outfit!!! The skirt is absolutely stunning and it matches perfectly with the Adidas jumper!! I really like this kind of styling but when I try to do it, I'm not so convinced about it. Anyway this looks is a great inspiration! :)

    Andrea.

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  17. I would never think to pair this skirt with fishnet socks but it completes the look perfectly. I know what you mean I keep seeing bloggers posts in the states and bizarrely Spain with snow and it acts as the most beautiful backdrop, not that your photos don't look inspiring already xoxo
    Hope you have a fantastic time in Brighton (another one of my UK faves.)
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  18. I love this look. I am a huge fan of pleated skirts but I'm yet to add a metallic one to my collection.

    Have fun in Brighton.

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  19. I love that skirt on you! I feel like I avoid pleats because I'm not sure about them being flattering as well, but that looks great on you. I also probably wouldn't think to pick up something metallic for myself if I saw it in the shops but after seeing it on a few different bloggers I'm really warming to the idea.

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  20. Such a gorgeous outfit gabrielle! I love that gold pleated skirt! So chic and those shoes are soooo beautiful!

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  21. love this skirt, amazing socks
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  22. Omg, in love with that skirt!!! The shoes are stunning x

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  23. Gold pleats skirt is love. You look amazing. And that fishnet is unique.

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  24. I have a love-hate relationship with active wear. Sometimes I love them and sometimes they make me look like a sports try-hard junkie. Anyway, I love how you dressed up the cropped sweater. I didn't know active wear can look so elegant! I am also loving your fishnet socks ♥

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  25. I'm so in love with that pleated skirt, and the detail of the fishnets: wow
    so stylish ♥

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  26. These are certainly some stunning styles, sweetie! xoxo

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  27. Amazing pictures, I'm obsessed with your skirt!!
    Have a great time in Brighton :)
    Rosanna x
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  28. gorgeous! Totally loving the gold skirt
    xx

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  29. Aww you look like a chic goddess dear, I love the metallic skirt and fishnet trends and you're sporting them together. Btw Gabrielle, I've nominated you for a Liebster award, I hope you will be ok about it and find my post entertaining :) Thanks dear!

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  30. LOL isn't that always the way with snow? It comes when you least expect it aka not on Christmas ;) You look absolutely stunning in your athlesuire look! Obsessed with those heels xx

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  31. Love that gold skirt (and the green variation). Totally could not do heels in snow though. Big woolly socks for me XD

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  32. wow you look amazing. love how you put it all together.

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  33. Wow Gabrielle, this look is amazing on you! I love pleated skirts and this gold one is beautiful. x

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  34. Loveeee this look, girl! I also own a lot of activewear so when it comes to athleisure, I'm 1000% in. This is such a chic take on the luxe sportswear style, too. Of course the snow came when you least expected it, LOL. It always seems to show up when it's not convenient.

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  35. I love this Gabrielle! You look fabulous. I need those shoes and those fishnet socks, so sexy

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  36. lovee this omg. I would never have thought to do this!
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  37. Ah yes to the skirt and love the styling with the socks and the shoes! How fierce though and a great mix of glam and athleisure.Have a lovely week babe! Xx
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  38. The skirt looks gorgeous and the fishnet socks are on my to buy list!

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  39. I LOVE the look of fishnet socks with heels ! You're rocking this look Gabrielle!
    Have a great start to your week !
    Nina
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  40. You look amazing in this skirt, Gabrielle. Have fun, and I can't wait to read your travel diaries in upcoming posts.
    Nina
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  41. This is such a gorgeous look Gabrielle! I'm completely on board with athleisure, and dressing it up is so fun. You've seriously styled this look perfectly, I love it!

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  42. Wha, this is such a different style, edgy and modern! I love the gold metallic skirt, it looks so precious and I just love the way you styled it ;)

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  43. I love this skirt. You have styled it so well.You look really pretty and stylish :)

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  44. Trovo molto bello l'accostamento felpa, gonna midi e tacco alto, è un cobtrasto molto bello!
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  45. This is my favorite look from you so far!! That skirt is absolutely gorgeous!! And I've been trying to find fishnet socks like yours but they don't have 'em here in Manila :(

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  46. Totally in love with this outfit, you look amazing!
    xx Elisa
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  47. What a gorgeous gold skirt and I hope you have the best time in Brighton!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  48. Ahhh this outfit is so cute, you literally have the best taste in style ngl. I adore how the nailvarnish also matches haha. But omg weren't you cold???

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  49. Yassss girl!!! Slayyyyyy xxx

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  50. You look lovely Gabrielle in that pleated skirt! Can't imagine why you would think it looks unflattering, with you amazing body:)
    I am the type of girl who needs her high heels, I would probably dress up athleisure just like you.
    Have a lovely day darling!
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  51. Loving this look! You wear it so well. I could never pull this off haha. Which is why I always love checking out fashion posts. I've never seen a gold pleated skirt like that. It definitely catches my eye!

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  52. Love the way you mixed athleisure with this gold, pleated skirt, you look lovely Gabrielle! - Tasha

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  53. I love these cute little fishnet socks- how sexy with heels! :)

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  54. I just adore that skirt, it's so beautiful! And I love the fishnet anklets, I wish I could pull those off but my ankles aren't as graceful as yours!
    Amy xx
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  55. have a lovely day! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  56. Great piece. Please check out my Anti-LOVE-Valentines post!

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  57. This is such an unexpectedly fresh and feminine way to style a sweatshirt Gabrielle! And that pleated skirt is definitely flattering not to mention the burnished metallic effect is just gorgeous! Hope you're staying warm and enjoying Brighton!

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  58. Oh, I can't imagine athleisure dying out any time soon, especially when it's dressed up. I saw it outside NYFW shows this weekend. And you've styled yours perfectly. I love how you styled stilettos with fishnet socks! I think I'll have to try out the look myself. ;)
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  59. You look gorgeous. I love how the fish nets are only up to the ankle it adds a different element to the outfit. Great post as always.

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  60. I love the combo of fishnet socks and heels! Looks very sexy. I have the same skirt in black.... You look simply stunning!!!! PS I'm looking forward to seeing your posts from Brighton, I love that city. Have a great rest of the week, Gaby :)

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  61. Absolutely love this combination, but those heels look super painful! I just wish my threshold for pain was better, so I could wear gorgeous shoes like these!

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  62. I love the fishnet details with your high heels, so trendy !
    It looks amazing with this gold skirt, so chic !
    xx,
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  63. nice post, love your blog :)

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  64. this is such a perfect outfit and you pulled off that pleated skirt beautifully
    that gold is gorgeous too
    love the fishnet socks!

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  65. This is perfect in so many ways! I am obsessed with gold everything and this skirt is gorgeous! I love the fishnet socks! I love everything!

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  66. I use to avoid pleated skirts as well, but they've really done a lot to modernize them. Love the metallic look of this one and it looks fabulous paired with grey. Love your heels.
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  67. Don't think I could pull this look off but you look stunning. Suits you very much and love the pleated skirt. x

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  68. Wearing fishnets with heels it such a smart idea ♥
    Lovely x

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