If you could take a peek into my “style inspo” Pinterest board, you’d find it overflowing with one particular trend: tenniscore. My summer vibe is that I want to look like I just came from a tennis lesson with a hot French instructor at all times—and combined with the Wimbledon tennis tournament that happened last weekend, that feeling has increased tenfold.
Tenniscore (or more aptly put, preppy fashion) trickled onto the scene last summer, but now, it’s safe to announce that it’s officially here to stay. Represented by “tennis club” graphic sweatshirts, pleated skirts and dresses, polo collars, sweaters draped over your shoulders, and more, the preppy fashion trend meshes chicness with comfortable athleisure.
While we wish we were always fresh off the court, you don’t have to be to rock the trend, as our TikTok feeds have recently proven to us with our For You pages filled with tennis whites and pleated details. We’re all-in on tenniscore, and would bet you’re about to be, too.
Sweatshirts & Tees
Channel your inner Princess Diana with an oversized graphic sweatshirt paired with athletic bottoms—anything from a pleated tennis skirt to your favorite pair of biker shorts will do. Both tennis graphic sweatshirts and rugby-style ones are sure to have you feeling like you’re about to head to the courts (in a chic way, of course).
Athletic Skirts & Dresses
You can’t have preppy and sporty-chic without a few classic tennis skirts and dresses. Whether you prefer the quintessential white pleats or want to branch out to a fun color or a different style, there is no shortage of insanely cute options for everyone. The best part? These can be dressed down with a sweatshirt or dressed up with a nice sweater.
Varsity-Style Knits & Polos
Take your preppy look from the tennis courts to boarding school with a varsity-style sweater, vest, or classic polo top. These timeless pieces in the calming color palette of neutrals, greens, and blues are the perfect way to make an understated statement.
A country club look is not complete without a few preppy accessories. From baseball hats to classic tote bags to sporty sneakers, these pieces will add the finishing touch to your look and have you feeling ultra-chic. A simple piece, such as a tennis dress, can become a whole look with the addition of a couple of these accessories.