Here's a Thought: Take a Break From Your Jeans, and Try These Skirt Outfits

·3 min read

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.

Shop the Look

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.

Shop the Look

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.

Shop the Look

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.

Shop the Look

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.

Shop the Look

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.

Shop the Look

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)

Next Up: A Stylist Told Me Every Boot Trend Celebs Will Be Wearing This Fall

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

Read More from Who What Wear

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting