The ‘Perfect Pleat’ For All Those Summer Work Events

The ‘Perfect Pleat’ for all those summer work events

Shop the 'Perfect Pleat' trend at Hobbs

We’ve got a new fashion obsession in the office this month! Yep, we’ve officially gone crazy for the pleat, from skirts to shirts, dresses and cami-tops. Not only is the pleated style super flattering, it’s perfect for the summer months, often hanging loosely off the body and offering and elegant and feminine silhouette.

Providing the ideal office to post-work drinks look at your favourite rooftop (oh hel-lo Radio Rooftop!), we can’t help but love the versatility of the pleat, and we’ve rounded up our key pieces available to purchase from one of our high street favourites, Hobbs!

The Santiago Skirt – £129

The Santiago Skirt from Hobbs

A pleated skirt is a must in any wardrobe, get rid of the ‘school uniform’ nostalgia that you might have and embrace these beautiful pleats with Hobbs’ Santiago Skirt. Dress down for a holiday vibe with sandals and a vest, or dress up for an important meeting with heels and a shirt. Offering a contemporary and sleek silhouette, your wardrobe is crying out for this staple.

The Santiago Top – £110

The Santiago Top from Hobbs

If you want to play with pleats but aren’t ready to embrace a full skirt or dress, then The Santiago Top is ideal! Offering a gorgeous loose fit, this is the perfect holiday piece. Flowing into a wide hem, the trapexe style is extremely flattering and ideal for those hotter temperatures! The ivory fabric offers a gorgeous neutral tone that can be easily styled with the rest of your wardrobe. A certain summer must have.

The Santiago Dress – £229

The Santiago Dress from Hobbs

Summer time is usually where we all morph into social butterflies with work events, engagement parties, christenings and weddings a plenty. And we think we’ve found the perfect dress! Enter The Santiago Dress: flaring from the neck to offer volume, the flowing fabric offers a lightweight fit and we just adore the striking red. It doesn’t have to be strictly occasion dressing either, we can imagine this would look great with a pair of tanned sandals for a more chilled out daytime appropriate look.

We really need at least one piece from the Santiago in our wardrobe as soon as possible! Not only are these items extremely versatile, they’re super comfortable AND flattering, and that’s exactly what we love in a piece of clothing.

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Happy shopping!

Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.

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