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Country Club Chic Is Back—Here’s How You Can Dress The Part

By Nicole Andre··  4 min read
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Whether or not you belong to a country club, you can achieve this currently trending, yet timeless aesthetic.

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Country club style is the latest trendy aesthetic driven by TikTok and other social media platforms. And it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like – a style that has been influenced by the fashion of country clubs (think tennis skirts and polos) as well as general preppy style – with a generous dose of athletic wear.  

So now whether you play tennis or not, you can dress like you’ve been taking lessons at your daddy’s country club since you were little. And I mean, who wouldn’t want to look both athletic and cute all at once? Sign me up!

Tennis Skirts Are The Epitome Of Country Club Chic

One essential to have when trying to achieve the country club chic aesthetic is a tennis skirt. After all, what country club member wouldn’t have one? They’re cute and more versatile than you might think. 

To offset the athletic nature of your tennis skirt, wear it with a cardigan. Tennis skirts also come in different styles, so if pleats aren’t your thing, you can opt for the skort style. 

Athleta Ace Tennis Skort, $69

Athleta Ace Tennis Skort

Lululemon Pace Rival Mid-Rise Long Skirt, $78

Lululemon Pace Rival Mid-Rise Long Skirt

Outdoor Voices Court Skort, $58

Outdoor Voices Court Skort

Athleta All Day Skort, $59

Athleta All Day Skort

TNuck Sport Tennis Dress, $98

TNuck Sport Tennis Dress

Lululemon Court Crush Dress, $138

Lululemon Court Crush Dress

Embrace a Sweater Vest and Loafers off the Court

This aesthetic does include some athletic wear items, but don’t forget the non-exercise related ones. Sweaters, sweater vests, and loafers are all versatile pieces that walk the country club chic line between classy and casual. When shopping, choose classic pieces in a neutral color palette so everything can be mixed and matched. It makes getting dressed in the morning much easier!

Everlane The Cloud Cable-Knit Vest, $50

Everlane The Cloud Cable-Knit Vest

Walmart V Neck Stripe Sleeveless Sweater Vest, $27

Walmart V-Neck Varsity Sweater

Princess Polly Ashton Sweater Vest, $55

Princess Polly Ashton Sweater Vest

DSW Crown Vintage Naliana Penny Mule, $50

DSW Crown Vintage Naliana Penny Mule

Sam Edelman Tully Lug Sole Loafer, $150

Sam Edelman Loafer

Dress Up a White Knit Dress

It’s easy to get distracted by a bold print and pass up the neutral, classic pieces because the novel ones are more exciting. But resist the urge! To achieve the timelessness of the country club chic aesthetic, you’ll want to take a simple piece like a white knit dress and make it look unique.

Get creative with your accessories to take the same simple pieces and create unique looks again and again without feeling like you’re repeating an outfit.

Haven Polished Lounge Polo Dress, $88

Haven Polished Lounge Polo Dress

Monrow Flat Rib Polo Dress, $145

Monrow Flat Rib Polo Dress

Gorjana On Repeat Layering Set, $90

Gorjana On Repeat Layering Set

Urban Outfitters Country Club Dad Hat, $29

Urban Outfitters Country Club Dad Hat

Lululemon Baller Hat Soft, $38

Lululemon Baller Hat Soft

Collars and Crewnecks Create a Cute Look

Styling your classic crewneck with a collared shirt underneath gives it that preppy peter pan collar look and elevates your casual crewneck. Pair it with your tennis skirt to bring in some femininity. 

Teepublic Vintage Nantucket Crewneck Sweatshirt, $30

Nantucket Crewneck

Quince 100% Organic Cotton Boyfriend Crew, $40

Quince 100- Organic Cotton Boyfriend Crew

Kule Green The Raleigh Tennis Crew, $148

Kule Green The Raleigh Tennis Crew

Banana Republic Oversized Button-Down Shirt, $30

Banana Republic Button Down Shirt

Everlane Relaxed Oxford Shirt, $80

Everlane Relaxed Oxford Shirt

Preppy Inspired Sets Are a “Serve”

Gen Z calls great looks “a serve.” And it’s safe to say that these preppy sweat sets are one because not only do they look as though you could have just come from a country club where you were serving on the court, but they’re also adorable.

But if sweats aren’t really your thing, there are also lots of sets utilizing other bonafide preppy essentials like biker shorts reminiscent of Lady Diana that can help you achieve the same goal. 

Faherty Game Sweater Set, Shorts $98 | Cardigan $168

Faherty Game Sweater Set

Abercrombie & Fitch YBP Athletic Set, Tank Top $43 | Bike Shorts $45

Abercrombie & Fitch YBP Athletic Set

Reformation Hunter Classic Sweats Set, Sweatshirt $58 | Sweatpants $78

Reformation Hunter Classic Sweats Set

Closing Thoughts

If preppy and athletic is your vibe, then the country club chic aesthetic is for you! Hopefully this post is helpful in styling your outfit next time you're hitting the court... or just brunch with the girls.

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