This Viral Fall Trend Would Make Blair Waldorf Proud

Step aside, coastal grandmother—Eloise is at The Plaza. The mischievous literary heroine took over a world-famous luxury hotel, and now almost 70 years later, is running the world of fashion TikTok. Plazacore is the new, not-so-new aesthetic inspired by the lavish style of a fictional 6-year-old, and we’re very much here for it.

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Pleated skirts, puffy sleeves, and all things prep, prep, prep are ruling our fall wardrobes, much like we imagine Eloise’s wardrobe if she was getting dressed in 2022. Ready to experience the new aesthetic in all its glory? Here’s how.

What Is Plazacore? 

The name of the Plazacore game is all-prep everything. Pull off the trend by taking cues from another Fifth Ave icon, Blair Waldorf, who knows how to dress the part of schoolgirl-meets-Plaza Princess.

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If you want to keep it simple, start with a classic black-and-white outfit and add extra oomph in the form of pink hair bows, pearl headbands, or a patent leather purse. If you’re ready to dive in head-first, opt for a tweed set and a pair of Mary Janes to experience it in full force. See? So posh. So polished. No Upper East Side address is necessary.

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Our Plazacore outfit inspiration

For the ultimate Plazacore look, a preppy dress, velvet headband, and Mary Janes are your best bet. This one-and-done dress offers both flouncy blouse details and tweed texture, making it the perfect on-trend piece for work and play alike. The cherry on top? A pearl-embellished bag.

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Miniskirts are still having a moment this fall, which means we’re taking advantage of the Plazacore trend by opting for one in a preppy tweed fabric that we can wear again and again. With a white button-up featuring a frilly collar and a pink cardigan, it’s a transitional fall day’s dream.

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Looking to be in on Plazacore in a more subtle way? Opt for a Peter Pan collar blouse, trousers, and a pearl headband. It gives a preppy twist to a classic look that’s perfect for a crisp fall office day—especially with a pair of slingbacks.

More Plazacore-inspired pieces we love

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7 Fall Outfits Inspired by Our Favorite Rom-Coms

Imagine life as a romantic comedy. Strangers would join you in spontaneous dance sequences set to Hall & Oates. You’d live in an extravagant brownstone apartment, steps away from your closest friends. Hinge dates wouldn’t be awful. You could finally delete all the dating apps because you’d soon reunite with the one who got away while perusing your local bookstore in the perfect fall outfit. This best friend-turned-soulmate would profess their love at a New Year’s Eve party, and (surprise!) you’d live happily ever after.

If only the trajectory of our lives could be written by Nora Ephron. Instead, we must settle for reality—i.e., fewer grand gestures and even fewer grand apartments (excuse me while I raise my eyebrows at Jenna Rink’s massive closet in 13 Going On 30). But all hope isn’t lost. While our ordinary lives may never compare to a screenplay, there is one thing we can all emulate: our favorite rom-com heroine’s fall outfits. After all, there’s a Meg Ryan in all of us, daydreaming about bouquets of newly sharpened pencils.

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You’ve Got Mail

Let us introduce you to Kathleen Kelly, the queen of versatile fall layers. Whether she’s ambling about New York City or emailing NY152 from her perfectly imperfect Upper West Side apartment, she somehow manages to look both timeless and effortless in every single scene.

While choosing the best outfit from You’ve Got Mail is an outright impossible task, there’s one look that’ll always work (in 1998 and 2022): a long-sleeve bodysuit under a jumper dress. Kathleen completes the ensemble with tights, loafers, and, later on, a chunky coat and scarf. These layers upon layers of muted neutrals are a fail-proof way to dress this fall.

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Pretty Woman

Her on-screen chemistry with Richard Gere is palpable, and her evolving sense of style is a whole mood. When the weather can’t make up its mind between summer and fall, may we suggest channeling Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman? Because let’s face it: You can never go wrong with a short suit. One of Vivian’s slightly more understated (but trendy as ever) fashion moments deserves a place in your closet.

To 2022-ify it, keep the monochrome look going with a cropped blazer and matching jeans. It’ll become your go-to outfit on a 65-degree day—you know, the days when you can’t decide what to wear for the life of you. Now, you’ll be prepared.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Fads, by definition, will always come and go. Whenever you’re not sure what to wear, revert to the classics. Pull an Audrey Hepburn and Golightly on the accessories with a statement trench coat and hair scarf. You’ll be ready for anything that comes your way, including an impromptu make out session in the rain.

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When Harry Met Sally

It wouldn’t be a fall rom-com roundup without mentioning the fall rom-com. Look at that—Meg Ryan strikes again. How dare she be this consistently fashionable? While her Central Park outfit (the one with the bowler hat) might be the most iconic, her red cable-knit sweater tucked into a black skirt is a classic worth repeating. Yep, we would wear what she’s wearing.

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Crazy Rich Asians

There’s so much to love about this movie: the storytelling, the representation, Henry Golding’s abs—and of course, the opulence. Sure, it’s not every day that we can do a Cinderella-esque ball gown. But the red baby doll dress Rachel wears while spending the day with her friend feels a tad more attainable. Slingback pumps and a trench will make this dressier look suitable for any occasion.

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Love and Other Drugs

Before Taylor Swift released the 10-minute version of All Too Well, we were Jake Gyllenhaal fans. And we’ll leave it at that because this is about Anne Hathaway and her impeccable style both on and off-screen. In Love and Other Drugs, we can’t help but fall for her free-spirited nature and effortless outfits, like the overalls and camel coat that appear throughout the film. For those days you plan to stay inside your sprawling, industrial-style loft, we suggest opting for a cozy cable-knit sweater and relaxed-fit jeans.

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500 Days of Summer

It’s been 13 years, and we are still not over how anyone could reject the perfection that is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We get it, it’s a story about love, not a love story. Such a refreshing take. Whatever. But Summer redeems herself with her romantic and retro style. Feeling blue (like Tom)? Go for a vintage blouse and a-line denim skirt.

The Perfect Outfit To Kick Off The Fall Season From MissGuided

September is all about stocking up on the biggest fall trends, and there are no better pieces to start with than a cozy henley cardigan and plaid trousers. It’s light enough to carry you through the afternoon heat but warm enough to get you through chilly mornings and evenings. Best of all, you’ll be ready for wherever the day takes you. Get this early fall outfit below.

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SOS: BUCKET HATS HAS NOW ENTERED THE RUNWAY

Winter headwear usually means one thing: beanies. We’re talking about crisply cuffed, tiny beanies, ultra-bright neon beanies, and every other type of beanie under the chilly winter sun. Fact: We lose a significant amount of heat through our heads (though not as much as was initially believed)—which is why it’s always wise to wear a hat in the fall and wintertime cold. It’s the cold-weather accessory that keeps your noggin from freezing while also making you look more rugged and outdoorsy than you are. It is also, on occasion, a little tired. So, this year, why not change things up just a bit? If you’re looking for a break from wearing a beanie every day, consider the winterized bucket hat from honeybum.com.

Given this fact, I figured I’d scour our Instagram @beautyleebar, in search of fresh bucket hat outfit ideas. Bucket hats are by no means a new trend (they have dominated our feeds all summer), but that doesn’t mean they aren’t an accessory that could use some styling inspiration. And what better way to embrace the trend, than with a little help from our friends? Keep reading for all the various ways to wear bucket hats and to shop the key pieces to create the look for yourself.

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WAYS TO STYLE BUCKET HATS:

♡ Swimsuit and a bucket hat. It may be fall, but that doesn’t mean your socially distanced days outside need to be over. In fact, if you slip off to the water nearby don’t forget to pair your favorite suit with a bucket hat. Instagram-cool-girls and Love Island’s Ovie Soko, is sooo the vibe. We even saw it on the runway, from Fendi and Dior to Emilio Pucci.

♡ Groutfit (head to toe grey look) with a bucket hat. Bucket hats aren’t just for those summer days. In fact, we implore you to copyreader Sara Flaaen and wear your hat well into the winter. Just pair it with a head-to-toe sweater groutfit and you’ll be cozy and chic for the coming months.

♡ Matching cardigan and bucket hat with white cargo pants. Another simple outfit idea that can include your favorite bucket hat, is by pairing it with a matching cardigan. Just be sure to pick the color that suits you best.

♡ Padded black T-shirt, combat boots, and a gingham bucket hat. Maybe it’s just us, but we’re very much a fan of this grunge-inspired look. We love when an outfit nails multiple trends, and this bucket outfit idea from Div Ravindran does just that. Pairing a gingham hat with the popular padded T-shirt and combat boots is the grudge meets polished look we never knew we needed to copy.

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♡ Monochrome look, except for the bucket hat. There’s no better way to show off your favorite printed bucket hat than by pairing it with a monochrome ensemble. Whether you opt for nude, black, or go bold like Aniyah Morinia in an all-white look, your bucket hat outfit will be sure to stun.

♡ Matching set or boilersuit with sandals and a bucket hat. The best thing about bucket hats (other than the fact they’re great for bad hair days) is that they come in so many different variations and can be styled in so many various ways. If you’re not sure where to start, look for Cindy for inspiration and opt for an earth-toned bucket hat paired with a simple boilersuit. We promise this is a no-fail way to wear your new hat.

♡ Sweater-vest, exaggerated collar button up, pearls, and a fuzzy bucket hat. It doesn’t get any funner or more fashionable than Nnenna Echem’s bucket hat outfit. The fuzzy hat? The sweater vest? The exaggerated collar? Perfection. And the great thing about this outfit is that you can re-create it at home.

♡ Nude button-up with a matching bucket hat and gold hoops. The surefire way to pull off a bucket hat outfit? Just take a cue from Kristina Pittam and opt for a head-to-toe nude look. You won’t regret it.

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♡ Oversize sweatshirt, slide sandals, bucket hat. Bucket-hat outfits aren’t just trendy—they’re the epitome of functional and fashionable. Don’t believe us? Look no further than this outfit from Rachel Nosco. Whether you’re at home or rolling out of bed for a quick run to your bodega, throwing on your go-to oversize sweatshirt with a colorful bucket hat and slides is a look you can count on.

♡ Blazer, bra top, Capri shorts, and bucket hat. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Bra tops are here to stay. And what better way to celebrate our intimates gets the limelight they deserve than pairing them with the other trend that’s here to stay? Bucket hats. If the look is too risquĂ© for your taste, try throwing on a blazer and a Capri short like Matilde Mantini for a more daylight-friendly look.

♡ Matching set outfit, sandals, and bucket hat. Want the comfort of being in a bralette, without showing the whole world? Look no further than Tiffany Wang’s matching set with a bucket hat. This is a look you’ll want to bookmark for when you want to be cozy but still need to be Zoom-appropriate.

♡ Turtleneck, jeans, and a bucket hat. We’d like to introduce you to the simplest bucket hat outfit idea that you probably already own: this look from BeautyLeeBar Editor Lee. Pull out your trusty turtleneck and jeans, and then throw on the bucket hat, and voilà!

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♡ Bomber jacket, bra top, jeans, and a bucket hat. Not ready to bust out your turtlenecks? How about you copy Jamilla Strand and pair the crop top you’ve been wearing all summer with a bomber jacket and bucket hat for a fall-ready outfit that you won’t overheat in?

♡ Off-the-shoulder top, statement pants, a statement bucket hat, and platform sandals. The great thing about bucket hats is that they’re meant to make a statement. We suggest like reader Max, you go bold with your bucket hat outfit, and mix-and-match your patterns for an outfit idea like no other.

♡ Bucket hat with matching oversize cardigan, tank, and briefs. You’ve made it this far, and you’re probably thinking—these ideas are cute, but I have nowhere to go. But we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to go out in order to be able to put on your bucket hat. Just look to Amaka Hamelijnck as proof. Throw on your briefs, a halter tank, a cardigan, and your bucket hat for a cozy at-home fit that’s still chic.

♡ Crop top, high-waisted denim, chains, ’90s shoulder bag, and a bucket hat. f you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate bucket hats into your go-to weekend ensembles, look no further than Angelina for inspiration. Just pair your trusty shoulder bag, crop top, and favorite pair of jeans with your new hat for the perfect off-duty look.

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♡ Leather coat, white top, black jeans, oversize sunglasses, and a fuzzy bucket hat. No matter your budget, another way to make your bucket hat outfit look luxe is by playing with textures. We’d suggest looking to reader uzi for inspiration. Don’t be afraid to mix faux leather with faux fur, or luxe pieces with affordable pieces. Just try to keep them in the same color family so that you can pull this look off with ease.

♡ Matching coat and bucket hat. We live for a matching moment—and it’s even better when the moment includes a bucket hat. No matter if you opt for a matching plaid coat and bucket hat like Lois Opoku, or pick a solid color this is an outfit combination that works for any style, any time, and just about anywhere. 

♡ Bucket hat with matching blazer. Not to be a broken record here, but matching your bucket hat to match other parts of your outfits is too cute not to try. And reader Haydy’s matching blazer and bucket hat outfit idea is further proof this is a look that’s super easy to incorporate into any wardrobe. All you have to do is find a hat that matches your favorite outerwear.

♡ Bucket hat with a cutout or lace up-detailed piece. Sure there are a lot of trends we say are big—but if you’ve scrolled through Instagram enough at some point you’ve probably recognized the rise in pieces with cutouts or lace-up details. And these trends will continue to be popular—so what better way to embrace the trend, than pairing it with a bucket hat. Whether you choose to opt for a look that includes both cutouts and lace-up details like Caroline Hu, or just pick one statement piece; this a look that is sure to be on-trend this season.

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♡ Animal print bucket hat, a colorful sweater, leather pants, and a coat. If you’re not a fan of matching your outerwear or layers, then let Gemma Katrina’s be your muse, and don’t be afraid to mix it up. Just be sure to pick a bucket hat that makes a statement when styling your look.

♡ Oversize bucket hat, puff-sleeve crop top, linen pants. While we may be excited to break out our fall and winter wardrobes, some parts of the world are still feeling the summer heat.

♡ Shearling bucket hat with a matching coat. When it gets colder you don’t have to ditch your bucket hat—in fact, you like Olivia Natalie can use it to keep you warm by opting for a hat with faux shearling to match your coat. It’s not only cozy, but it’s chic.

♡ Oversize cardigan, knee-high boots, and a bucket hat. Somewhere in-between not too hot, not too cold weather? Why not opt for pairing your bucket hat with an oversize cardigan and your knee-high boots like Alice Festiova? It’s perfect for transitional weather. 

♡ Bucket hat, knit top, and cargo pants. You don’t have to limit yourself to pairing your bucket hat with just denim or dresses; in fact, if you’re in need of another bucket hat outfit idea look to Emily Aaron for inspiration. Pair your favorite knit cardigan with cargo pants for a unique way to style your go-to bucket hat.

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♡ All-black outfit with chains and a white bucket hat. You’ve made it this far, and we wanted to remind you that to recreate your very own bucket hat outfit idea you don’t necessarily need to buy a ton of new pieces—you can work with what you got. Case in point: Michella Choi’s outfit. Pull out your favorite black jeans, top, and a bucket hat to recreate this look—there’s no need to splurge. But if you do want to, we recommend adding a statement necklace or shoulder bag to make this outfit idea feel like your very own.

♡ Oversize blazer dress, ankle boots, and a bucket hat. What’s great about bucket hats is they really can be styled with just about anything—from oversize blazer dresses, like Lien’s (click her name to see) to pair with jeans, this is a staple that has endless iterations, and various ways to be worn. Bucket hats, therefore, are here to stay—and we’re not mad about it.

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Okay, now that we went over the different styles of wearing a bucket hat. I am sure the next question is ” where do I buy a bucket hat”? Well, @honeybum has great fluffy buck hats that come in four colors: BLACK, GREY, IVORY, and KHAKI. Happy shopping!

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