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When it comes to iconic New York characters who have (knowingly or unknowingly) influenced today’s most prominent fashion trends, there are several names you can include in the conversation. But long before Carrie Bradshaw and Blair Waldorf graced our TV screens as one of the cutest and most iconic characters in town, we’d argue that Eloise served as the blueprint — and of late, TikTok seems to agree.
Through Kay Thompson’s beloved novels, the sassy children’s book heroine developed into a literary giant with her series of hilarious misadventures around New York’s most luxurious hotel. Now, with TikTok’s latest Plazacore trend, avid readers and preppy fashion-lovers alike are honoring the precocious drama queen with an aesthetic of her own, and we’re totally here for it.
Unlike other fun and ridiculously specific aesthetics on TikTok (we’re looking at you, Barbiecore), tapping into the Plazacore trend this fall is actually incredibly easy — no luxury hotel stay or extended stay at The Plaza required! From tweed jackets and miniskirts to hotel slippers, chunky Mary Jane loafers, collared blouses, evening bags and statement headbands galore, the Plazaco aesthetic exudes a plethora of polished and preppy styles that are not only on-trend for the new season but also available at affordable prices. To shop (like it for us!).
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best Plazacore fashion pieces to shop for under $100. Even long after the Plazacore aesthetic has faded, we’re sure you’ll still be reaching for these polished pieces year after year.