Wait—The Whole Fashion World Is Wearing This Very Specific Trend

Kat Collings
·4 min read

Is it me, or are all the fashion girls on Instagram suddenly tennis players? Or, at least, very much into a tennis aesthetic? The core component of this look is surely a classic pleated tennis skirt. If you're interested in trying the trend, definitely start there. Then, layer up your outfit with some white tennis shoes, tube socks, and a sweater draped over your shoulders for good measure. A polo shirt or a cropped tank are optional, and in case you're looking to hit all the aesthetic cues of the trend, we made a handy checklist below. Scroll down to see how fashion girls (and a few professional tennis players for some authentic inspo) are styling the preppy summer look.

Sweatshirt material is a cozy way to tap into the trend.

FP Movement Under the Stars Set ($88)

Nike Retro Femme Crew Terry ($65)

Nike French Terry Crew ($49)

A long-sleeve top is a smart choice to protect your arms from too much sun.

Nike Essential Dri-Fit Long Sleeve Hydroguard Top ($52)

Nike Dri-Fit Tennis Skirt ($50)

Nike Court Royale AC Canvas Shoes ($60)

While this barely there top may not work for on the court, it's a fun match to the flirty feel of a tennis skirt.

Trois Ruby Top ($85)

Lacoste Sport Lightweight Technical Pleated Tennis Skirt ($73)

A jumpsuit is a one-and-done alternative to the classic tennis skirt.

Nike Swoosh Unitard in Black ($50)

Nike Fitted Logo Print Playsuit ($55)

Top and shorts by Unclex studios.

A little logo action is perfectly in step with the preppy trend.

Adam Selman Sport High-Waisted Sweat Short ($95)

Nike Washed Jersey Shorts in Beige ($45)

The buttons going all the way down on this polo give a stylish twist from the classic version.

Lacoste Classic Polo Shirt With Croc Logo in White ($90)

MSemis Pleaded Mini Skirts ($19)

Athleta Match Point Skort ($70)

Nike is certainly the poster brand for this trend, and as this photo shows, you can never have too many swooshes in one outfit.

Prettoday One Shoulder Crop Top ($12)

Superdown Hallie Skirt Set in White ($68)

Nike Everyday Cushioned Crew Sock 6-Pack ($20)

Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low Platform Sneakers ($100)

Add a little allure to your look with a bra top.

Hanro Touch Feeling Crop Top ($88)

Honour Tennis Pleated Skirt With Built-In Shorts ($24)

Never one to sleep on the next cult favorite trend, even Gucci is endorsing the tennis vibe.

Gucci Oversized Embroidered Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt ($1200)

Sobrisah Casual Drawstring Elastic Waist Soft Knit Shorts ($23)

Tennis whites are the default choice, but we're quite drawn to this pale-pink look.

Twenty Montreal Sunnyside Cropped Polo Shirt ($125)

L'Etoile Sport Performance Team Mesh-Paneled Stretch-Jersey Tennis Skirt ($135)

A sporty skort is a sleek alternative to the classic pleated skirt.

Champion Reverse Weave Sweatshirt ($38)

Wilson Team 12.5 Tennis Skirt ($18)

A zip-up pullover sweater feels aligned with the overall look.

Puma Cropped Half Zip Sweatshirt in Black Multi ($35)

Chouyatou High Waist All Around Pleated A-Line Skirt ($17)

You can never go wrong with a black-and-white look.

Nike Court Dri-Fit skirt ($50)

Lacoste is another go-to tennis brand that's been perfecting the look for decades.

Lacoste Classic Crewneck Sweatshirt ($87)

This is the perfect example of how to adopt the tennis trend for an off-court look that feels a bit edgier.

Topshop Wide Rib Racerback Cotton Blend Crop Tank Top ($14)

Nike Nikecourt Dri-Fit Tennis Skirt ($27)

H&M Cotton Bucket Hat ($14)

All in Motion Move Stretch Woven Skorts ($28)

Sporty sunglasses add a touch of attitude to the classic tennis look.

Peacameo Sleeveless Ribbed Slim Tee ($10)

Nike Maria Tennis Skirt ($75)

A hands-free bag like this one is a no-brainer accessory choice.

Hanes Ecosmart Fleece Sweatshirt ($10)

Kipling Fresh Waist Pack ($44)

Hue Cotton Body 3-Pack Ankle Socks ($15)

A graphic tee is a playful way to shake up the sometimes stuffy vibe of tennis clothing.

Anine Bing Lili Wild and Free Tee in Washed Black ($99)

Amazon Essentials 6-Pack Performance Cotton Cushioned Athletic Crew Socks ($16)

Orange you glad I concluded this story with this cute look?

Nike Jacket ($120)

Nike Tempo Running Shorts ($30)

Next up, check out the shorts trend that is taking over this summer.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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