Grey, Pleated Miniskirts Are Trending Right Now—3 Fresh Ways I’m Styling Mine

This season, I've spotted more and more of the fashion set swapping their trusty wide-leg trousers and longline skirts for a shorter, more playful new-season trend. Reaching instead for a grey, pleated miniskirt, fashion people seem to be falling for this timeless, preppy style. Whilst pencil skirts and long, wool styles are trending this season, I'm besotted by the playful nature of this new miniskirt trend. Featuring plenty of pleats, it retains some fluidity that looks beautiful in movement.


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Newly inspired by the enviable looks I've been spotting all around, I've taken it upon myself my to create a few looks that champion this new skirt trend. From preppy-casual to evening-ready, here's every way I'll be styling a grey, pleated miniskirt this spring.




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Style Notes: Lean into the preppy nature of a grey, pleated miniskirt and style with a polo jumper, striped socks and a sleek pair of leather loafers. For an elevated twist layer on some unexpected jewels or pair with a minimal tote bag.



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Style Notes: There's no reason not to introduce a pleated miniskirt into your eveningwear collection. When styled with a structured blazer and heeled boots, the skirt will add extra dimension and a playful element to the chic ensemble.



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Style Notes: tonal grey look is an easy way to elevate a springtime outfit. For a fresher take, style with a white tee and cream slingbacks and layer on some silver jewels. 

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News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.