Okay, hear me out. I love jeans as much as the next person, but pleated skirts have seriously caught my eye over the last few months. But because I love jeans so much, I have only the slightest idea of how to make skirts work in my wardrobe. Luckily, the fashion set has me covered in the pleated-skirt department because it has become a proper fall-outfit essential.
And with different silhouettes comes a plethora of styling opportunities. You can now wear your skirts with dainty cropped cardigans or under oversize leather shackets. Go full Gossip Girl, and style your skirt over a pair of sheer black tights, or take a different route and wear a pleated mini with a pair of bunched-up white socks and chunky loafers—bonus points if those loafers have a heel.
Ahead, I’ve broken down a few of my favorite outfits from a few of my favorite influencers. All the inspiration coming your way.