The pleated skirt has finally graduated from a schoolyard staple to a trendsetter's must-have item of the season. Its comfort and wearability make it perfect for day and night in both hot and cold temperatures — so long as you mix it with the right pieces. Coming in virtually every color of the rainbow, you can mix and match a pleated skirt with nearly anything, which is why I chose to highlight this trend.
It doesn't matter if it's bold pink or muted, everyone is fitting into these flowing skirts. And the best part is, a pleated skirt can make any ensemble more feminine.
You can find pleated skirts at virtually every retailer, but if you're on a tight budget you can just raid your grandmother's closet! Chances are, she's got one! If not, shop the look below for affordable pleated skirts under $50.