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


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.



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


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


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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. 


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


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Top and shorts by Unclex studios.

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


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


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


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


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


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Tennis whites are the default choice, but we're quite drawn to this pale-pink look. Tylynn is wearing head to toe Tory Sport.


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


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


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


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


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