Street Pleat: Leather Shorts

We can’t get enough of blogger Man Repeller’s kick-ass style. Her bag alone has had us salivating since Proenza previewed it! But fashion hunger aside, we thought we’d bring you a tip for transitioning some of your wardrobe staples into fall. Leandra has us inspired to pair our summer leather shorts with some tights and booties. In a time when wallets are waify, better to get more out of less Courtesy of MrNewton  Read More

Lady-like Leather

The touch, the feel of . . . leather? ! Yup, why not? While breathable cotton and gauzy linen are summertime staples, this season, leather shows its softer side. No tough biker jackets or studded S&M-looking cuff bracelets here–think well-tailored, feminine pieces in dreamy nudes and neutrals. So you can keep your flirty summer-dresses in the closet a tad bit longer, since the lighter side of leather proves that this beloved material truly is a season-less staple. 1.... Read More

Blogger Style: Angy’s Tea Room

We found Angelika Ardesheva’s blog, Angy’s Tea Room, by way of a Sartorialist post a few weeks back. You know, the one that generated over 1700 reader comments? If you happened to miss this post, here’s what Mr. Sart wrote that caused such a freak out: “I saw this young lady in Milan several times this past season. She is one of the crop of new bloggers. I loved that she’s a bigger, curvier girl than most of the other bloggers who you see in the press and... Read More

Nostalgia: Guest Editor Signe Yberg

Signe Yberg, a freelance fashion stylist based in NYC, has a carefree style and unfussy good looks we seriously sweat. She’s the kind of gal that can just throw on a casual cotton sundress and aviator glasses and look instantly Sartorialist-worthy. Since we are nosy here at The Pleat, we had to find out where Signe’s excellent sense of style comes from. Luckily she obliged, and look who’s our guest editor today? My Mother By Signe Yberg It’s barely even spring,... Read More

Leather Evolution

Originally considered the go-to garb for biker gangs, punk rockers and similar misfits, today’s leather is practically as user-friendly as cotton. Although leather motorcycle jackets are a familiar sight each fall, this season’s leather takes an unexpected turn as designers experiment with different styles and techniques as Diane von Furstenberg did with this romantic, cut-out empire dress. From cuff bracelets to quilted vests, perforations to pleats, luxe lamb to phony faux-leather... Read More