Pleats are heading back this season, as do most “new” trends. But what we absolutely love about this latest iteration on the pleat is that it actually feels very new and that and it reminds of the fun of going to those drive-thru car washes. The trend of car wash skirts peaked around the ’90s and where pleats was an easy preppy piece, car wash skirts quickly became the definition of sophistication at the time. Car wash skirts are perfect for achieving a flattering look to your legs no matter what kind of body type. The aptly-named carwash pleats have a flirty swing to them that is total street style catnip. So many fringe outfits and pieces have emerged in the fashion runway for fashion houses this year that there is not one single doubt that it is a head turner. The skirt has slits in panels that gives an automatic feminine feel to your outfit. Widely known designers and brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Oscar de la Renta and of course, Christian Dior have incorporated this fashion element to their runway collections. So why not, right?
Here are some new and fun outfit ideas for car wash skirts that you might want to try out now.
Create an easy and comfortable office outfit with car wash skirt by pairing it with a crisp short sleeved blouse and sleek strapped sandals. So go all-out sleek with your outfit, maybe have a car wash skirt made of leather. This way, the thick fringes themselves gives a lot of femininity to the outfit.
Throw on a thick large sweater and a maxi car wash skirt with slits all the way to the top. It’s even more fabulous if the skirt is in a bold print. Pair the ensemble with neat white sneakers because it adds a lot to the casualness of the outfit without letting go of the chic factor.
A getup of bold printed blouse matched with a lightweight black car wash skirt and a bright heels can be an ideal date outfit for the upcoming summer. The abstract prints of the blouse with hues of pink, purple and red and the bold colored heels gives off a flirty and playful feel while the neutral colored car wash skirt tones them down with a romantic vibe.
When sporting an all-out black or white outfit, donning a car wash skirt will add enough texture to the attire and you want that. While not entirely imperative, texture is something you want to consider putting in a monochromatic outfit so as not to make the ensemble too boring and bland.
You can also construct the “contrasting material” scheme with car wash skirt by putting on one that is made of something lightweight and breezy like cotton and matching that skirt with a top made of heavier material such as leather jackets and denim.
To take the oomph factor up, you can also have a car wash skirt wherein instead of slits in the pleats, there are sheer underlay. It’s super cute and sophisticated and sexy at the same time.