The Skirt Trend Fashion Girls Are Suddenly Obsessed With

This is one micro-trend I've been bookmarking for a while now, curious about whether it would really become something. As a fashion editor, this is something I do a lot. It's similar to investigative work (except no one's lives are at stake). We get a lead on something, follow it for a while, and see if anything larger comes of it. When that finally happens, you end up reading about it here. Today, the trend I'm finally excited and confident enough to report on is pleated miniskirts.

After seeing dozens of fashion girls dabbling with pleated minis, I figured it was time to start breaking down the "why" and "how" backing the gradual success of this skirt trend. When you see or think of pleated miniskirts, it's safe to assume that private school uniforms, tennis, and cheerleaders come to mind, but once you see the various ways fashion girls have been styling them, you won't even remember what your school uniform used to look like.

The nature of this skirt gives off a preppy vibe that you might not be used to incorporating into your personal style, but with the right counterparts and the seven styling tips ahead, I have the utmost faith that you'll be able to tackle the trend. From cardigans to cowboy boots, get ready to learn how to style my new favorite skirt trend of the year and shop some of the coolest versions below.

Clearly, cowboy boots are a favored shoe choice when it comes to the pleated mini, and thanks to this sweater-and-bandana ensemble, we have a new way to wear the duo. 

Best Pleated Mini Skirts

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@misodam

Your summertime wardrobe is going to thank you for this one. Whether you pair a bikini top or a bralette with this skirt trend, all those vacation shirts you bought last year are finally going to come in handy again. 

Have you ever seen a cardigan look cuter? I'm not sure I have. Styled with clean sneakers and a trendy shoulder bag, this outfit is living proof that one new addition to your wardrobe can make some of your favorite basics feel brand-new. 

Best Pleated Mini Skirts

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@himichelleli

Get a tad sportier and wear a simple T-shirt with your pleated mini. Retro sneakers and ankle socks will be just the accessories you need to complete the look. 

Best Pleated Mini Skirts

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@tylynnnguyen

If you play tennis, these skirts are will remind you of what you wear on a regular basis while practicing. So in case you need some fresh inspiration for your next look on the court, here you go. 

Best Pleated Mini Skirts

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@elise.bak

Go monochrome by matching your favorite hoodie to your miniskirt. The look will read sporty and spicy at the same time.

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