Only one scroll via TikTok or your Instagram profile will show the tennis skirt as the leading item in fashion trends for 2020. Sometimes fashion-styled It-girls with a collared jacket, crewneck sweater, and shoes, the movement takes on a personality that looks almost as sporty as it does flirty and preppy. Actress Kristen Stewart’s take on 2020’s tennis skirt style, though, comes with a caveat—they’re really shorts, kind of.
While campaigning for her latest romantic comedy film, Happiest Season, former Twilight Saga model, stylized by Los Angeles-based stylist Tara Swennen, posed wearing a houndstooth-printed skirt short by the Parisian brand Sandro. Its pleated style is enough to fit the fashion-girl theme of the year, although the houndstooth pattern is reminiscent of some school-girl prep aesthetics. Stewart completes the look with a Re/Done graphic t-shirt and what appears to be a smooth-leather iteration of combat boots, resulting in a rebellious tail clash or prim and 90’s grunge.
For most, bared legs are not the way to get dressed this time of year but Stewart’s outfit can be quickly warmed up with the introduction of a cardigan or blazer, along with tights or knee-high boots. Aside from getting into the tennis skirt (or skort) trend, this spunky outfit also serves as an inspiration for another way to dress up your combat boots this year (another fashion trend consuming Instagram feeds right now). Ahead, see exactly where you can get Stewart’s top and skirt, then add layers to land on a look that fits your seasonal needs.