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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