A great way to jump into this trend is with a school-girl pleated skirt. This is done best when it's in a vibrant hue. The number one rule: stay away from plaid! (no Britney Spears comparisons here). In order to "funk-up" your pleated skirt a little bit, I would add a fabulous leopard top and some killer black heels. You can go a little edgier than you usually would at work because of the lady-ness of the skirt. Throw on some chunky stone jewelry and cinch your blouse at the waist and you're too cool for school! (or the office).