The skirt you can buy now and wear later

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Fall shopping season is nearly upon us, and right now, we're looking for key pieces we can buy immediately, but still wear a few months down the road. Our current obsession? Metallic pleated skirts.

We first saw this iteration of the schoolgirl classic on the Proenza Schouler Spring runway -- a cream and metallic silver striped skirt that was, quite simply, to die for (and totally out of our price range). Luckily, the fast fashion retailers and contemporary designers have caught on, so you can score your own pleated metallic skirt at Nordstrom, ASOS or Zara.

For summer, pair yours with a loose knit tank, and come fall, a cropped sweater (don't worry, these skirts tend to be high-waisted) or striped long-sleeve tee. Most importantly, don't forget to buy now, before the cheaper versions sell out.

Click through the gallery for our metallic pleat picks at every price.

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