How to Style the New Tennis Skirt Look
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Lockdown has led to some pretty strange behavior lately. First, people rushed to buy all the toilet paper they could get their hands on, then everybody started to dress up like bank robbers. And now all of a sudden, fashion girls everywhere have become huge tennis fans.
Okay, that last one isn't entirely true. But the tennis skirt look has taken off in such a huge way, you could be forgiven for thinking everyone was playing their new favorite sport.
According to Who What Wear this new pleated miniskirt trend has a preppy vibe that you might not be used to incorporating into your personal style. But with the right complementary pieces, you can make this trend all your own.
The Zoe Report says that there are a few different ways to approach this look. If you want a more practical outfit, a traditional silhouette with built-in shorts for full coverage might be the way to go.
On the other hand, if you are after that preppy girl vibe, a modern style with crisp pleats and a more tailored feel might be more your flavor.
If you want to dive in headfirst, a legitimate tennis design will move freely with you but also leave you exposed without any shorts underneath. And they have elasticated waistbands for lots of flexibility. So, if you accidentally end up playing an actual game of tennis, you'll be game, set, match!
Not sure what your style is? Check out these tennis skirt outfit ideas.
Tennis Skirt + Muscle Tank
This white tennis skirt outfit goes all in on the athletic vibe. Pair it with a black muscle tank, chunky tube socks and sneakers.
Tennis Skirt + Summer Knitwear
Forego the sporty vibes for a more chic ensemble by pairing a tennis skirt with something a little more unconventional like a knitted crop top. This one really nails the 2000s fashion aesthetic.
Tennis Skirt + Graphic Tee
I love graphic tees, so it seems only natural to pair them with this latest trend. It's an easy way to keep your tennis skirt in check and elevate your favorite tee at the same time.
If you want to make a statement, go with a bold colored graphic tee.
Tennis Skirt + Sporty Pullover
When you need to look put together, even if you're just heading to the grocery store, opt for classic additions like sports sandals and a pullover. There's little to no effort required but your look will be on point.
Tennis Skirt + Bodysuit
A sleek bodysuit will perfectly accentuate any pleated tennis skirt outfit. Add a pair of white sneakers or thong sandals as a trendy alternative.
Tennis Skirt + Lots of Layers
Give your tennis skirt a more posh feel with a men's oxford shirt or oversized work top. And layer with your flashiest jewelry.
Tennis Skirt + Bucket Hat
Monochrome is always on trend, and an all black look just makes everything feel elevated. Accessorize with a cute bucket hat.
Tennis Skirt + Cowboy Boots
Cowboy boots are a fashion girl favorite with tennis skirts. Pair yours with a sweater and cute bandana for some cowboy chic.
Tennis Skirt + Bralette
This trend was made for summertime, so wear a bikini top or bralette and layer with a Hawaiian shirt, either slightly done up or completely unfastened.
Tennis Skirt + Polo Shirt
This look is so 80s preppy, you can wear it into fall as well. Just throw on an argyle sweater and you're good to go.
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