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No longer reserved strictly for the prepster or old-school librarian set, pleated skirts are shaping up to be the piece of the season — and we're major fans. Retooled in metallic finishes, soft silks, and rainbow colors, this spring’s fold is feminine, modern, and moves effortlessly (quite literally) throughout your entire wardrobe. Basically, it pairs flawlessly with just about everything in your closet, be it a lightweight, chunky sweater for the weekend or a structured blazer for work.
And, while you may have to wait just a few more weeks to wear this accordion-esque skirt bare-legged, the traditionally midi-style (although we love mini and maxi versions, too) paired with tights serves as the perfect winter-to-spring transition look. Ready to hop on board this trend before everyone else does? Then, click through to shop 12 of our favorite knife-pleated picks — all guaranteed to instantly sharpen your spring style game.