What’s up, friends?

First off, Happy Halloween!! If you missed my Halloween Happenings blog last week, be sure to check it out for a treat of #ThingsToDo for the spooky holiday tonight. Let me know what you choose!

Once Halloween is over, I immediately start thinking about fall fashions and new looks I can try. In my endless Instagram and Pinterest scrolling, I started to see a pattern… pleats. And honestly, I realized how much I’m in love with them! I never thought I could pull pleats off, but after trying on a few pieces recently, I’ll #humblebrag and say I was rockin’ this look.

There are so many different styles of pleats. From a casual weekend look to workwear that will be great for the 9 to 5, I just couldn’t help myself.

So of course, I thought I would share my finds with you and give you the 411 on Dressy vs. Casual pleats.

And please tell me, which side suits you best?


Pleated Shift Dress | J.Crew Factory | $64.50

J.Crew Factory stole my heart again with their Pleated Shift Dress in Wool Flannel for only $64.50. Perfect for work and fast forward to those holiday parties, this vintage forest shade is icing on the cake, right?


Schoolboy Blazer | J.Crew Factory | $94.50


Pair your pleated dress with a chic blazer for the chilly office temps and a playful necklace for a glitzy touch.



Okay, if this look doesn’t scream, “Blair Waldorf on the steps of the Met” (thanks for the inspo Gossip Girl) I don’t know what does. I love the mix and match of stripes and pleats here with a sophisticated loafer. Let’s go piece by piece!

Textured Stripe Boatneck Sweater | GAP Factory | $22.97

This mustard-striped sweater is perfect for fall. I picked this up at Gap Factory for only $22.97.

Pleated Skirt | J.Crew Factory | $39.50
Pleated Skirt | J.Crew Factory | $39.50

Hello, classic yet fun. Grab this skirt at J.Crew Factory for $39.50. You won’t be sorry when you realize how versatile this piece is!

Classic Oxfords | GAP Factory

Show your feet some TLC and try out these little loafers from Gap Factory. Trust me, I didn’t think I could pull these off either, but just go for it! You’ll be surprised.

Crystal Accent Necklace | J.Crew Factory | $24.50

And you can’t forget the jewels. J.Crew Factory always has eclectic options to suit any neckline like this cutie for only $24.50.

Well, what will it be? Dressy or Casual? I prefer to go with both. 😉 There are endless options and with the TangerStyle Holiday Shopping Pass, get an early start on that holiday shopping! I know you’ll put it off so I’m giving you an excuse not to! Share your photos of you playing pleats with me on Instagram at @TangerOutlets using #TangerMillennial!

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