Pleated skirts are a wardrobe essential for any woman’s wardrobe and has been seen on the catwalks from Gucci to Chloe and Stella. They are an essential classic piece for every season and can be styled up or down for any occasion. Plus, there are tons to choose from, in a variety of colors and styles. With today being the last day of summer, I decided to rock my pastel colored pleated skirt to a client meeting. Whether you’re working a 9-5 or an entreprenuer that frequently meet with corporate clients, a pleated skirt can be a classic and professional business piece.

Top: Banana Republic| Skirt: Alfani| Pumps: Pierre Dumas