If there's one item you should purchase to give your closet a refresher for fall, make it a pleated skirt. After seeing them on the runways, paired with everything from bomber jackets to combat boots, we're ready to give them our own, easy-to-wear-everyday twist.
The good news is, there's no need to break the bank when looking for your instant autumn update. We found 29 pleated skirts — in mini, midi and maxi lengths — that are all budget-friendly. Ahead, shop our favorite swishy, swingy and sophisticated skirts from Zara, Mango, Topshop and more!
As the biggest skirt trend of the past few years, the pleated midi is a great closet chameleon — especially if you spring for a metallic version. These skirts can be dressed down with a sweatshirt and sneakers and dressed to the nines with strappy sandals and a silky camisole tucked in. Voila, your go-to fall wardrobe update.
Zara shiny pleated skirt, $40
Vera Moda pleated skirt, $52
Who What Wear x Target pleated skirt, $28
Mango metallic pleated skirt, $50
Forever 21 faux leather pleated skirt, $28
Zara pleated midi skirt, $26
Topshop jersey pleat midi skirt, $60
ABS Collection plus pleated skirt, $98
Forever 21 metallic accordion skirt, $18
While many of us have long-passed the “back- to-school” stage of dressing, there’s something so refreshingly collegiate about a pleated mini skirt. Reminisce about school days gone by with a buttoned-up top and booties.
ASOS pleated mini skirt, $42
Xhiliration pleated mini skirt, $18
Forever 21 pleated mini skirt, $15
New Look pleated leather look mini skirt, $41
River Island pleated metallic mini skirt, $36
ASOS pleated polka dot skirt, $26 (originally $46)
Forever 21 plus size pleated mini skirt, $23
J.Crew faux leather pleated skirt, $98
Boohoo pleated button-front mini skirt, $20
Chelsea Sky pleated faux leather mini skirt, $88
There’s something about a pleated maxi skirt that is simply romantic. Give yours a bohemian spin by pairing it with ankle boots, a printed blouse and denim jacket.
ASOS Petite pleated maxi skirt, $81
Mango pleated maxi skirt, $81
H&M pleated chiffon skirt, $40 (originally $60)
H&M pleated skirt, $50
Forever 21 pleated striped maxi skirt, $20 (originally $28)
Nasty Gal metallic pleated maxi skirt, $68
Neiman Marcus pleated chiffon skirt, $89
ASOS pleated maxi skirt, $57
Boohoo Petite pleated maxi skirt, $30