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.