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It’s time to say goodbye to “Plazacore,” “Barbiecore” and the “old money” aesthetics and say, “You had me at hello” to “romcom core.”
Everyone’s favorite romantic comedies inspired the latest style aesthetic that’s majorly trending this year, and we couldn’t be more into it.
According to Pinterest Predicts: “In 2023, Gen Z and Millennials will romanticize their closets with slip dresses, tube tops, cargo pants and claw clips. Get ready for a new kind of meet-cute inspired by your favorite romantic comedies from the 2000s. For Millennials, this might be a nostalgic trend, but for Gen Z, it’s not-stalgic: Who says that just because you didn’t live through it, you can’t live in it?”
In fact, Pinterest reports that searches for “2000s girl” are up a whopping 235%.
Whether you relate most to Jenna Rink, Andie Andersen, Kat Stratford or Mary Fiore, there is something for every hopeless romantic in this fashion trend. Keep scrolling to shop nine romcom core pieces that’ll help you get your own happy ending.
1. Old Navy Slouchy Straight Workwear Non-Stretch Jean Overalls, $40 (Orig. $59.99)
Overalls were a true ’90s and early 2000s staple, so they’re naturally a romcom core essential. This pair from Old Navy is perfectly relaxed and available now in sizes 00-28.
2. Princess Polly Carrow Strapless Top, $36
Tube tops were practically a wardrobe basic for Carrie Bradshaw, so it’s time to buy one of your own. This style from Princess Polly even has a playful lettuce hem.
3. Lulus Incredible Love Slate Blue Satin Cowl Back Midi Slip Dress, $68
A slinky slip dress practically guarantees you a movie-worthy meet-cute. This one from Lulus has a back cowl neckline and can be dressed up or down.
4. Urban Outfitters Poppy Rhinestone Butterfly Claw Clip, $12
While you could go with a standard claw clip or mini butterfly clips, why not both? This butterfly claw clip comes in four colors and is a perfect nod to this throwback aesthetic.
5. Cider Floral Lace High Waist Maxi Skirt, $18
This ’90s-inspired maxi skirt is funky yet versatile. Pair it with a white tank top, a lacy blouse or a black sweater when taking a walk through your city’s prettiest park.
6. Reformation Azura Knit Top, $98
You know we had to include an off-the-shoulder style on this list! This sweater from Reformation is the first date top of our dreams.
7. Free People Mod Mosaic Print Bandana, $30
Channel your inner Rachel Green or Torrance Shipman by wearing a bandana in your hair. This one from Free People can be styled in numerous ways.
8. ASOS DESIGN Lace Trim Rib Top, $11 (Orig. $20)
Hang out in a lace-trimmed cami while you journal and pine over your latest love interest. If you don’t already have one in your closet, this tank from ASOS is super sweet.
9. GAP Shaker-Stitch Cardigan, $69.95
What would a romantic comedy be without at least one cardigan? While you could break out your old cardigan twin set for a major ’90s moment, this timeless style from GAP should also do the trick.
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