Hemlines that fall gracefully below the knee to mid-calf or maxi length are one of this season’s biggest trends that will carry over into spring. Expect to see some high-low versions as well. It’s a welcome departure from the much shorter hemlines that have dominated the runways for seasons. If you dare to wear it, go for ladylike chic or edgy coolness, but remember: the “frumpy librarian” look is definitely not in season. Keep it neutral or try an unexpected color combination. I am loooving the crispness pleated skirts add to separates for the office, especially when paired with a silk blouse and cardigan or even a button down. Footwear should be kept sleek: a pump, bootie, ballet flat or smoking slipper are super cute options. Stay away from anything clunky! Whether you choose a knife pleat (a narrow pleat turned in one direction), a sunburst pleat (similar to a knife pleat except it has more of a flare) or a box pleat (a wider pleat; similar to old-school cheerleader skirts), this is a classic piece that should have a permanent place in your closet.
Here’s the look as seen on People Style Watch, in shorter versions: