November 28, 2021


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Take a Break From Your Jeans, and Try These Skirt Outfits

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.

A preppy pleated skirt instantly feels cooler when worn with a low-key graphic T-shirt. Choose a top that comes in the same color as your skirt for an easy day-off outfit that feels fresh. Plus, choosing a graphic tee that has a faded look to it instantly makes the pleated skirt feel more relaxed. Adding in a slew of layered chain necklaces and rings makes the outfit work for day or night.

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Daydreamer Led Zeppelin Swan Song Cotton Graphic Tee ($74)

Amanda Uprichard Linen Dixon Skort ($172)

Madewell Coin Layered Necklace ($48)

A leather shacket adds warmth without adding bulk to this skirt look. A pair of chunky black lug-sole boots completes the look.

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Good American Faux Leather Split Back Shirt ($159)

Who What Wear Collection Frankie Ribbed Lettuce Edge Turtleneck ($75)

BP Pleated Cotton Twill Skirt ($45)

Commando The Sexy Sheer Pantyhose ($34)

Dr. Martens 2976 Quad Platform Chelsea Boot ($180)

Not all pleats are created equal! If you don’t love the look of an exaggerated pleat on your skirt, try one that features a delicate, accordion-style alternative and that comes in a slightly longer length. To make the skirt feel more fall weather–appropriate, style it with other pieces like a tan puffer jacket. When going for a tonal look, you can’t forget the accessories, either. A pair of knee-high boots and a matching mini bag are great.

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Lioness Small Talk Jacket ($105)

Uniqlo Accordian Pleated Skirt ($40)

Who What Wear Terrie Faux Leather Shoulder Bag ($85)

Aldo Oluria Dark Brown Square Toe Shoes ($180)

Nothing screams Y2K quite like a denim miniskirt—especially if it’s pleated. Style it with other similarly toned pieces like a cropped cardigan and chunky loafers.

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H:Ours Last Dance Skirt in Denim ($126)

ASOS Design Curve Slouchy Ribbed Button Up Top ($15)

Sam Edelman Monna Lace Up Lug Sole Loafer ($160)

Such a chic look. To stay looking polished, style your skirt with a pair of classic black boots and a sweet-feeling top.

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Cp Shades Lily Cotton Maxi Skirt ($210)

Pixie Market Gaia Keyhole Top ($98)

Miista Noor Square Toe Boot ($520)

Try a brown pleated skirt with a sweet-feeling sweater. Dainty accessories like knee-high black socks and a coordinating headband are great finishing touches.

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Wild Fable Woven Tennis Mini A-Line Skirt ($19)

Sandro Lucille Ruffled Collar Embroidered Sweater ($340)

Anthropologie Plaid Puff Headband ($20)

H&M 2-Pack Knee Socks ($10)

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