Can you believe we’re already more than halfway through the summer? Now that we’re back from some work trips and a family vacation, it’s finally hitting me that fall is just around the corner!

I’ve already got my eye on pre-fall trends, and while there are some good ones out there – including fresh takes on utility and fun sports-inspired stripes – the one I’m most excited about is pleats. You may already have a pleated skirt in your closet, but this year, the feminine accent is making its way into an even wider range of clothing items.

To kick off your pre-fall line-up, here are four pleated pieces to keep an eye on. Living up to their “pre-fall” moniker, they’ll transition beautifully from summer weather into fall and literally go with anything!

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The Pleated Top

Breezy yet sophisticated, the pleated top adds just the right amount of visual interest to any outfit. Because the fabric has so much movement, it’s a great pick if your size fluctuates or you’re expecting, and looks as pretty belted as it does undone and flowing. You can even opt for a pleated detail, such as sleeves or a hem, for a nod to the trend without going all out.

Featured: Pleated V-Neck Top

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The Pleated Skirt

In my book, the pleated skirt is a perennial classic that everyone should own! A single skirt can work year-round and easily be dressed up or down. The key this season is to look for fun colors, textures, and cuts that add a visual pop to your overall look.

Featured: Leather Look Pleated Skirt

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The Pleated Outer Layer

Because there’s so much more fabric to work with on a coat, you’ll find a wider range of pleat styles: from more compact darting at the waistline or upper back to looser, flowing pleats all over the coat. Whichever you choose, pleats make outerwear immediately more eye-catching, allowing you to look polished even if the rest of your outfit is basic or low-key.

Featured: Soft Blazer with Pleated Back

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The Pleated Dress

One of my favorite feminine pieces is the pleated dress, another must-have that works through the seasons. Like the pleated top, it’s flattering both belted and free-flowing and is versatile for a number of occasions. For a goddess-y vibe that will carry you into colder weather, try a maxi version of the trend: It’s a gorgeous pick for late summer weddings and date nights, and can transition to daytime with a blazer or long cardi as the weather cools down.

Featured: Pleated Midi Dress