The New Skirt Trend That Is Suddenly Dominating My Instagram Feed RN

Seemingly out of nowhere, I've noticed a certain skirt trend begin to bubble up, and I think you'll be surprised to find out that it's actually more classic than it is trendy. Plaid skirts, in particular, are having a moment right now among the fashion set, a trend that emerged on Instagram and can now be found at retailers high and low.

Now, I know what you're thinking, and yes, plaid skirts have a preppy, school-uniform vibe that can't be denied, but they're also more versatile than you might think. I'm about to prove it to you with the below outfits. Some of these skirts definitely go for the school-uniform look, coming pleated in navy-and-red check print. Fashion girls are riffing on this motif, styling them with oversize button-down shirts, chunky knits, and tall boots. For a fresher take, though, a number of pastel versions with a '90s appeal are also emerging.

Below, see 11 unexpected looks to adopt from fashion people, and shop cool plaid skirts from a range of brands.

Give your combat boots a preppy feel by pairing them with a plaid miniskirt. Although these pleated skirts can feel rather traditional, designer Chopova Lowena is reimagining them with punk-inspired safety pins and deconstruction, and the fashion set is here for it.

Find a sweeter way to wear plaid; I dare you. Paired with a cute cardigan, plaid skirts in a pastel hue give off a bit of a '90s feel.

Calling all Clueless fans! Wear your skirt with a button-down shirt and platforms to channel Dionne and Cher like it's 1995.

If navy-and-red plaid is a bit too on-the-nose with the school-uniform vibe for you, try out a plaid skirt in a warmer tone like brown that you can easily style alongside other neutrals.

Tie or no tie, a plaid skirt transitions well into fall with the addition of a cool leather jacket.

You can never go wrong with a crisp button-down shirt—also a trending basic this summer—and this simple look is proof.

A crew-neck sweatshirt adds a sporty-cool feel to a plaid skirt.

Offset the skirt's preppy vibes when you style it with an asymmetrical top.

Come fall, you can expect fashion girls to wear these skirts with knee-high boots.

Play around with bright color combos to freshen up the traditional print.

Can't go wrong with a chunky sweater tucked in.

For even more skirt styling ideas, see this rising skirt micro-trend that's suddenly a thing.

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