Tartan Pleated Skirt

Stella Asteria

As soon as my sister-in-law gifted me this custom made tartan pleated skirt, I had a delightful fashion flashback to the 60s! When women like Jane Birkin and Francoise Hardy were absolutely rocking them with their high boots or oxford shoes and socks. And two decades later, it was the turn of teens and kids of the 90s. I used to wear them too at school a lot, in different types of patterns and colors. Total nostalgia right now.

The styling options for a tartan pleated skirt are endless, so you are probably going to see a lot of that skirt from me, in different styles. The shoes and the jackets make the whole style difference with a tartan pleated skirt. Today I wore it for a cheeky schoolgirl style, something like Liv Tyler in Aerosmith’s Crazy video. That kind of look is fiercely chic, a bit naughty, yet quite proper looking.

When I posted this outfit details on my Instagram, a lot of you have asked me if I am wearing one or two layered pairs of socks. It is just one pair, this one specifically.

What do you think of plaid skirts? Do they remind you more of a school girl or some street style hits from fall’s fashion week?

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have an amazing, stylish week!




I was wearing:

Custom made tartan skirt (similar here and here)

Zara top (similar here)

Pinko longline vest (similar here)

Miss Sixty pumps (similar here on sale!)

Vintage belt

Alto socks (similar here)

Chanel bag

Chanel sunglasses

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis

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  1. Jo
    28/11/2016 / 10:17

    How wonderful is this. I’ve been waiting for ideas on tartan skirts. Though, ideally, kilts.
    I’d love one when hill walking. Do you think black legging, fluffy red bootsocks and hiking boots would look good. I’m really not sure.
    Kiss, Jo

    • Stella Asteria
      28/11/2016 / 19:08

      Happy Monday my dear Jo, so glad to read your comment! I think it would look awesome, especially for hill walking! If you are not sure, feel free to email me at stella@stellaasteria.com to show me your look! πŸ™‚ I would be really glad to see it!
      Have a great week and thank you for stopping by! Kisses!

      • Jo
        29/11/2016 / 22:34

        Thank you, Stella. That is so sweet of you.
        Kisses, Jo

  2. 28/11/2016 / 12:51

    Oh tartan skirts, I’m looking for a good one ages now. Beautiful outfit my darling Stella!
    P.S Nice to see your skilled eye makeup. Why are you hiding you behind sunglasses?!
    Have a great start into the new week!

    • Stella Asteria
      28/11/2016 / 19:07

      Happy Monday my sweetie! I was looking for that skirt for ages too, I wanted the specific design and pattern so my angel sister-in-law ordered it for me and gave it to me for my birthday this year! πŸ™‚ Sometimes it is so hard to find something when you know exactly the style you want! As for the sunglasses, it is so sunny here that sometimes it’s not bearable without sunglasses! I have some photos without them though! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week Tatjana mou! Kisses!

    • Stella Asteria
      28/11/2016 / 19:04


    • Stella Asteria
      28/11/2016 / 19:04

      Glad you like it!

    • Stella Asteria
      28/11/2016 / 19:04

      Thanks Keri! πŸ™‚

  3. 28/11/2016 / 18:23

    Plaid skirts have me thinking about the 90s, especially the mini ones! But love this midi skirt one, how chic? And love that you kept it modern with the white dress and the details of the socks/shoes. Always bringing the A- fashion game! Xx


    • Stella Asteria
      28/11/2016 / 19:03

      So glad to hear that from my style guru! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your lovely comment my dear! Have a great week!

    • Stella Asteria
      28/11/2016 / 20:02

      Thank you Vanessa! Have a great week!

  4. 28/11/2016 / 20:43

    Such an original look! Tartan definitely reminds me rather of Fashion week & street style extravagant looks than schoolgirls now πŸ™‚ It is really a nice print to play with, love how you styled it!


    Claire from Dresscape

  5. 28/11/2016 / 21:03

    Oh I love your tartan skirt! Styled perfectly. You always look so stylish and chic Stella! And what a great gift from your sister in-law! Hope you have a great week!

    xo, Jackie

  6. 28/11/2016 / 23:45

    Love the way you styled this skirt. So fab! I love the boots with socks. The vest and bag are so amazing. You look forgot as always, Stella!


  7. 29/11/2016 / 04:21

    OMG you can pull everything off!! When you would have asked me beforehand whether this skirt would work with these tights, socks, vest and belt, I probably would have said no. But it turns out: I LOVE IT!!! Beautiful, exclusive and bold!! You have style babe!! Thanks for sharing!! Big Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

  8. 29/11/2016 / 04:51

    I am obsessed with plaids and I love how you styled it. It looks perfect with those socks! Great look

  9. 29/11/2016 / 05:06

    Such a fabulous nod to the ’60s! I love how you incorporated the tartan skirt and mixed it up with other modern classics like the boy bag. Super chic! πŸ™‚ xo~ Lena

  10. 29/11/2016 / 09:07

    Love the grown up school girl look! I like how the tartan skirt falls and how you added the belt! Nice style Stella! Have a great day!
    xo Yvonne

  11. 29/11/2016 / 13:42

    Stella my darling!!! What a wonderful post! I love love love this outfit so much! This 60s and 90s mixed is awesome and blends perfectly together! Thanks so much once again for sharing your camera advice with me! The more I look your pictures the more I am convinced yours is the PERFECT one beyond so many others! Thank you my sweety!


  12. 29/11/2016 / 16:35

    Such a wonderful look! What a lovely skirt and I love how you styled it with that sleeveless vest! Simply amazing! xo Vivian


  13. 29/11/2016 / 19:28

    I love tartan in every version for fall and winter seasons!
    Your skirt is relly pretty and you styled it so fab!!!
    You look really great hun!

  14. 29/11/2016 / 19:55

    AMAZING LOOK!!!! Really in love with this skirt !
    It is a nice wink to the 60s, it’s so nice.
    For me, an incredible detail is the color of your lipstick. It is perfect with this outfit

  15. 29/11/2016 / 20:28

    I love pleated skirts! There’s something about the way they make a skirt fall that makes me feel so girly, and super 60s just like you mention. I don’t have a ton of them, so this post is making me want to add a few more to my wardrobe. I love how you pair it. I dunno how your brain thinks of the cutest tops and socks to put together but geez you’re killing it. Great post as always!!!

  16. 29/11/2016 / 22:18

    I love plaid and like you have a little nostalgia attached to the plaid skirt. My school did not have a uniform and I wanted to attend a school that HAD a uniform and HAD plaid skirts… I never did. I always look back and think I would have loved to wear that as a uniform everyday…. as for my friends who did attend such schools, usually nun run schools, they just hate them!

  17. 30/11/2016 / 02:51

    You have styled this plaid skirt to utter perfection! I like how you’ve played on the grungy school girl vibes by adding knee high socks, but then polished it up with the chic vest πŸ™‚ I am seriously loving your lip colour too. For me, tartan skirts remind me of my childhood too

    Rachel xx

  18. 30/11/2016 / 06:37

    Fantastic look Stella! I like the colour combo and the relax vibe you’re sporting. It’s always nice to see how you come up with new pieces and rock it really well. Can’t wait for the next one dear.


  19. 30/11/2016 / 09:34

    I’m a huge fan of pleated skirts and this tartan number is no exception. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect one for quite some time now and this one fits the bill! The tartan print is so perfect for fall and winter, I find it to be very festive! I could see it being dressed up for a holiday party as well! Hope you’re having a fabulous week so far babe!

    xoxo Rina

  20. 28/12/2016 / 08:49

    This article also caught my eye, too. The allure of your outfits is whispering strength and femininity (well to me). The Liv Tyler reference is fun. And nostalgic indeed πŸ™‚
    And yes those stockings are quite eye-catching! Lovely match!



    • Stella Asteria
      28/12/2016 / 12:27

      I see you really like these socks πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading my dear Lin, I am so glad you like it! xoxo

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