Colorblock Pleated Skirt for Winter vs Warm Weather

Express pleated midi skirt petite winter outfit

Here in Boston we still have months of cold weather left, but I’m very much looking ahead to spring! I found this beautiful black and cream colorblock skirt at Express which I’d typically save for warmer weather, but wanted to show simple ways to change up the styling across the seasons. For winter I’d pair it with sock booties and this ruched sleeve top that I’ve shown several times (including here with joggers) – it’s a great “elevated basic” for WFH and is currently 60% off! I also tried it on with this sleek and versatile mock neck cap sleeve tee that’s very stretchy and double layered, and also on sale for under $25.

And if you’re looking for a new pair of jeans, all Express denim is currently on notable sale for $45, including their high waisted comfort jeans which are well stocked in petite sizes (see them on me). I also tried on these white skinny jeans which were actually too fitted on me throughout the legs, but the length and rise were great so I’d recommend them for someone wanting a very skinny, jegging-like fit. Their Short and Petite sized denim now fit almost exactly the same (I tried both to compare) and work very well on my frame with no alterations needed!

Midi pleated colorblock skirts for petites

Pleated skirts are one of those pieces that look like so much more effort than they actually are. They’re incredibly low maintenance with no steaming or ironing required, since the pleats naturally stay put. Note this skirt is on the longer side for someone petite hitting a few inches above my ankles, and the waistband is actually fitted with a zipper and clasp closure, not elastic like the description says. It’s nice quality and fully lined, and is machine washable! Measurements of size xxs: 12.25″ across the waistband when lying flat, 29″ length.

Stuart Weitzman Brandi sock bootshow to style a midi skirt when petite

Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.