Trust TikTok to create a new hair trend. Heading into fall, #preppyaesthetic is the headline with button-downs with sharp collars, blazers and loafers. And Preppy Girl Hair is the perfect companion.
Prepare to start seeing more polished ponytails, neat ballerina buns and a plethora of accessories to also maximize the trend when it comes to beauty choices. Because where would a preppy girl be without hair bows, alice ribbons, barrettes, clips and slides?
As for inspo, Gossip Girl has generated over 7 billion views on the app thanks to its throwback Y2K nostalgia, offering a whole mine of lews to revisit with a spin in 2022. The show’s preppiest Upper East side, Blair Waldorf, has nearly 3 billion views all by herself, and her signature private school ensembles give us OG rich-girl energy.
One thing you’ll never see from Blair is greasy, tousled strands, and even if you take bestie Serena van der Woodsen’s boho-chic take on the trend, it’s still ultra-luxe, polished and conscious. Both made glossy hair a signature, with Blair making an excellent case for bow headbands and berets.
With collagecore gaining traction, we’re already starting to see some tactical and stylish layering with shirts, blazers, trench coats and plaid skirts, all paired with patterned tights (which are making a comeback) and stacked bracelets, rings and necklaces.
To hone in on preppy girl hair, look to brands like Lelet NY and Jennifer Behr for inspo. Their fabric headbands and XL hair bows are ultimate goals. But for a high street price, you can’t go wrong with Accessorize and ASOS.
And to see it in action, check out Gigi Hadid’s recent softly wavy ponytail complete with a semi-parted cut and a cinnamon bow for the finishing touch.
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This article originally appeared on glamour.com