We’ve always liked to think of leopard print as a wardrobe staple that’s also a maximalist neutral, but this summer the pattern climbed the sartorial ranks with the rise of the spotted midi skirt. And it looks like the trend is sticking around for yet another season. The proof is in the pins, where searches for “cheetah skirt” are up a whopping 1,604 percent on Pinterest. So we rounded up eight of the best examples of leopard print skirt styling we could find to inspire you now through the end of fall (and maybe even into winter, too).

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White Denim + Classic Tee + Strappy Sandals

As temps start to drop, opt for autumnal staples in unexpected summery colors, like a denim jacket and T-shirt in bright whites.

Get the look: Ganni skirt ($370); Topshop jacket ($90); Everlane T-shirt ($18); Marc Fisher LTD. sandals ($165)

Plaid Blazer + Belt + Black Pumps

Coterie member Krystal Bick knows exactly how to combine a slew of trends into one supremely cool transitional look. Pair your skirt with plaid, fall’s other top pattern, and swap in kitten heels or pointy-toe flats if stilettos aren’t really your thing.

Get the look: Stelen skirt ($78); Chelsea28 blazer ($109); B-Low the Belt belt ($138); Essex Lane heels ($60)

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Button-down Shirt + White Sneakers

Think of this spotted piece as a fun swap for anytime you might wear jeans. In this case, they add the perfect amount of trendy style to an easy, go-to weekend look.

Get the look: Faithfull the Brand skirt ($149); Treasure & Bond shirt ($69); Nike sneakers ($110)

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Oversized Sweater + White Booties

You know those brisk fall mornings when pajamas feel just right, but in reality, you do need to look put together? This outfit is your saving grace. The roomy knit is all things cozy, while the easy leopard skirt adds an instant pop of chic.

Get the look: J.O.A. skirt ($74); Acne Studios sweater ($390); Kendra Scott necklace ($48); Banana Republic boots ($178)

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Sherpa Jacket + White T-Shirt + Ankle Boots

We fully admit that this print can easily cross the line into Fran Drescher territory, but one surefire way to keep the wild pattern grounded is by pairing it with outdoorsy fabrics. Think teddy bear wool sweaters and clean basics, like a crew-neck tee and leather booties.

Get the look: ECI skirt ($33); Beach Riot jacket ($95); Goldie T-shirt ($80); Sam Edelman boots ($180)

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Patterned Sweater + Classic Tote + Bright Heels

On the other hand, if you’d rather play up the innate showy nature of leopard, top it off with a colorful knit in a contrasting print. Hint: When you’re playing patterns, make sure they’re different in size, and look for one consistent color that exists in both pieces to visually pull the outfit together. For example, in this case, it’s the subtle orange tone.

Get the look: Ganni skirt ($170); ASOS sweater ($42); Sophie Hulme bag ($895); Marc Fisher LTD. heels ($90)

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Moto Jacket + Bright Sweater + Sock Boots

Brights are yet another seasonal trend, and they’re a striking complement to a leopard print skirt. Layer on a moto jacket and sleek sock booties for edgy warmth that doesn’t compete with the look’s key players.

Get the look: Valenica & Vine skirt ($158); BB Dakota jacket ($108); Vince sweater ($325); Vince Camuto boots ($65)

Teddy Coat + Black Sweater + Colorful Crossbody + Sneakers

Take a cue from Coterie member Caroline Juen, who has the right idea by mixing casual staples with a punchy avocado-green coat and contrasting red bag.

Get the look: Realisation Par skirt ($180); Boss Comfort coat ($57); J.Crew sweater ($98); Kurt Geiger London bag ($225); Converse sneakers ($85)

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