During the 2020 cottagecore craze, we tied aprons over our nap dresses and tried to figure out what it meant to “feed” a sourdough starter. Soon after, the internet was taken with Dark Academia, the goth-meets-prep fashion trend that made us feel like we were living inside the library of a prestigious boarding school. And this year, thanks to Valentino’s Pink PP collection and the much-anticipated Margot Robbie movie, Barbiecore has flooded our feeds (think: hot pink mini dresses, platform sandals and bubblegum tracksuits).
Up next? According to the annual Pinterest Predicts report, Rom-Com Core, or dressing like a character from a romantic comedy. Pinterest has seen an uptick in searches for ‘90s and 2000s girl fashion, predicting Gen Z and Millennials will adorn their wardrobes with rom-com staples like “slip dresses, tube tops, cargo pants and claw clips” in the coming year. So how can you channel your inner Kathleen Kelly working the bookshop counter in You’ve Got Mail or Mary Fiore touring venues in The Wedding Planner? Below, find the best leading lady inspiration, plus how to achieve their looks with a few trusty staples. Cue up the Norah Jones playlist and keep scrolling.