Your Favorite Early '00s Trend Just Got a Major Makeover
If you grew up during Britney Spears's " . . . Baby One More Time" stage, it's possible you had a thing for schoolgirl style. Pleated pieces filled your wardrobe, and you welcomed them as part of your rotation — until, of course, you phased out of it, much like you did with frosted lip gloss and butterfly clips.
But this season, pleats are back, receiving the adult makeover they so desperately needed. From metallic skirts that'll spruce up basic tops to breezy dresses you can shimmy into on Summer's hottest days, shop the updated aughts staple ahead. Then, check out another revamped childhood style you might want to revisit: ruffles.