Couldn't Pleated Skirts Have Come Back in Style While I Was Still in High School?

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If you feel like you're seeing pleated, schoolgirl-inspired skirts everywhere, you're not alone. The versatile wardrobe staple is back, and in full force. I wore a pleated skirt every day to school from the age of 5 to 18, so I am only mildly bitter about the fact that the silhouette is now back in style, but I digress. Whether you're intrigued by tennis skirts or want a black miniskirt you can wear with everything, these are 11 cute pleated skirts that belong in your wardrobe.

We're particularly eyeing a plaid skirt that'll look great with tights and black boots, a white tennis skirt that will be a go-to this summer, and a leather skirt that's perfect for going out. Plus, there's a skort in here that's so useful and versatile. Keep reading to shop our selections!

A Leather Skirt: Sanctuary Leather Like Pleated Skirt
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A Leather Skirt: Sanctuary Leather Like Pleated Skirt

This Sanctuary Leather Like Pleated Skirt ($69) is affordable, and such a great going-out skirt. Pair it with a tank or bodysuit, or even a sweater and tights during cold winter months.

An Affordable Skirt: Zara Pleated Knit Skirt
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An Affordable Skirt: Zara Pleated Knit Skirt

This cute Zara Pleated Knit Skirt ($36) is such a cute take on a winter skirt. We love it with a matching gray sweater for a tonal moment. Plus, the knit is so comfortable, you'll feel put-together and comfortable at the same time.

A Velvet Skirt: Rebecca Taylor Velvet Mini Skirt
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A Velvet Skirt: Rebecca Taylor Velvet Mini Skirt

This pretty Rebecca Taylor Velvet Mini Skirt ($325) is perfect for winter. The ruby-red velvet feels so special and standout.

A Plaid Skirt: Free People Honey Pleated Skirt
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A Plaid Skirt: Free People Honey Pleated Skirt

When you think of schoolgirl skirts, most people think of plaid. This winter, get into this cute Free People Honey Pleated Skirt ($60). It looks awesome with an oversize sweater and tall boots.

A Classic Black Skirt: Free People Private Skool Pleated Skirt
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A Classic Black Skirt: Free People Private Skool Pleated Skirt

If you want to try the trend, a classic black skirt is a great place to start. Styling possibilities are endless with this Free People Private Skool Pleated Skirt ($78).

A Long Skirt: H&M Pleated Skirt
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A Long Skirt: H&M Pleated Skirt

If you're more drawn to a midi skirt, you'll like this H&M Pleated Skirt ($50). We love the way it looks with this oversize turtleneck.

A Skort: Amanda Uprichard Rizzo Skort
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A Skort: Amanda Uprichard Rizzo Skort

Skirts are great, but we're always grateful for the extra support a skort provides. This Amanda Uprichard Rizzo Skort ($180) is a staple piece, and one you can wear just about anytime, anywhere.

A Tan Skirt: Abercrombie & Fitch Pleated Menswear Skort
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A Tan Skirt: Abercrombie & Fitch Pleated Menswear Skort

This Abercrombie & Fitch Pleated Menswear Skort ($55) reminds me of my uniform skirt. It looks great with a white top or sweater, and will give off a preppy vibe, if that's what you're after.

A Tennis Skirt: Free People Pleats and Thank You Skort
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A Tennis Skirt: Free People Pleats and Thank You Skort

If you love the idea of being able to go from the gym to brunch, this Free People Pleats and Thank You Skort ($78) belongs in your closet ASAP. You could wear it to the tennis court or out running errands, and no one would be the wiser.

An Asymmetrical Skirt: Joseph Ade Pleated Crepe Midi Skirt

An Asymmetrical Skirt: Joseph Ade Pleated Crepe Midi Skirt

If you're looking for a longer option, this Joseph Ade Pleated Crepe Midi Skirt ($475) is a great choice. We love the asymmetrical hem.