How to Make TikTok Trends High Fashion

Find high fashion versions of your favorite TikTok trends to up your style game this winter.
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TikTok has played a pivotal role in most every Gen Zers quarantine. The combination of the app's exorbitant popularity, the increased amount of time we're spending online, and the creativity that's blossomed during lockdown has created an environment for trends to spread at lightning speed.

Thanks to TikTok, unique style choices of different subgroups—like cottagecore and soft boy style—have blended into the mainstream. The uptick in secondhand shopping, coupled with Y2K nostalgia, have popularized once outdated trends like low-rise jeans and velour tracksuits, while a single Instagram story from Gen Z queen Emma Chamberlain prompted the masses to purchase flared leggings. Among these larger trends, there are several fashion pieces that are seen again and again, making them the new must-haves. Here, L'OFFICIEL pulls high fashion offerings of key TikTok styles of the moment that are loved by big creators and everyday users alike.

Sheer Layers

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Clockwise from top left: Dries Van Noten Stretch-Mesh Turtleneck, Ganni Puppytooth Stretch-Mesh Turtleneck, Helmut Lang Stretch-Tulle Turtleneck, Ganni Floral-Print Stretch-Mesh Turtleneck via Net-a-Porter

Sheer layering pieces are the perfect way to add to your outfit without extra bulk, and TikTokers love them in early aughts-inspired prints. To amp up your winter turtleneck collection, search for materials like mesh and stretch tulle to layer under sweaters or wear alone on warmer days.

Lace Tanks

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Clockwise from top left: Cami NYC The Dina Lace-Trimmed Silk-Charmeuse Camisole, Paco Rabanne Lace-Trimmed Paisley-Print Satin Camisole, Cami NYC The Dane Lace-Paneled Silk-Charmeuse Camisole, Gucci Lace-Trimmed Silk-Jacquard Camisole via Net-a-Porter.

Lingerie-inspired ready-to-wear only keeps gaining popularity, and the thrifting boom among today's teens have filled TikTok feeds with lacy, vintage finds. Go further than a simple lace trim with pieces that have intricate paneling and prints.

Slip Dresses

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Clockwise from top left: Love Stories Luna Lace-Trimmed Leopard-Print Crepe Midi Dress, MM6 Maison Margiela Lace-Trimmed Cotton-Blend Satin Maxi Dress, Galvan Sahara Open-Back Satin-Jersey Midi Dress, Max Mara Leisure Teoria Draped Washed-Satin Midi Dress via Net-a-Porter.

In the same vein, slips have found a place outside of the bedroom. Whether opting for simple solids or pieces that play with prints and textures, add some edge to the feminine silhouette by pairing the piece with combat boots and chunky knits.

Pleated Mini Skirts

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Clockwise from top left: Gucci Chain-Embellished Pleated Checked Wool-Tweed Mini Skirt, Thom Browne Grosgrain-Trimmed Pleated Wool-Blend Mini Skirt, Alaïa Editions Pleated Piqué Mini Skirt, Gucci Embellished Pleated Houndstooth Wool and Mohair-Blend Mini Skirt via Net-a-Porter.

With TikTok's Y2K obsession, mini skirts have come back in a big way. Go for Gucci's Fall/Winter 2020 styles for a look that's straight out of Gossip Girlor play with asymmetric hems from Thom Browne and pinched pleats from Alaïa.

Unique Denim

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Clockwise from top left: Balenciaga Floral-Print High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans, Agolde Criss Cross Upsized Distressed High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans, Ganni +Net Sustain High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans, Acne Studios +Net Sustain 1997 Frayed Patchwork Organic High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans via Net-a-Porter.

The "big pants little shirt" combo is a go-to for Gen Z, and TikTok's most fashionable are going further than the typical mom or boyfriend jean, reaching for unique finishes, asymmetric details, and ultra-baggy styles reminiscent of the '90s.

Graphic Tees

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Clockwise from top left: Ganni +Net Sustain Printed Oraganic Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt, Balenciaga Metallic Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt, Paco Rabanne Printed Organic Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt, We11done Metallic Printed Cotton-Blend Jersey T-Shirt via Net-a-Porter.

Graphic tees are a universal wardrobe staple and an easy way to stand out on social media or IRL. Opt for a simple logo print or choose a unique design to wear with sweats, jeans, and everything in between.


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Clockwise from top left: Alexander McQueen Leather Bustier, Orseund Iris Velvet-Trimmed Cotton-Canvas Bustier Top, Burberry Paneled Silk-Satin Bustier Top, Miao Lucy Embroidered Cotton-Blend Bustier Top via Net-a-Porter.

Tiktok made adding corsets to everyday outifts seem more accessible by layering them over tops with low-waisted jeans or using them to define the waist in looser garments. Opt into the look by shopping bustiers or tops with a corset-style construction.

Playful Knits

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Clockwise from top left: Loveshackfancy Avignon Cropped Appliquéd Ribbed Cashmere Cardigan, Meryll Rogge Intarsia Wool Sweater, Meryll Rogge Oversized Striped Wool Sweater, Gucci Wool-Jacquard Sweater via Net-a-Porter.

After JW Anderson's patchwork cardigan sparked a DIY-craze earlier this summer, TikTok users have been getting experimental with knits. Play with bold colors and quirky prints as you build your winter outfits.

Platform Boots

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Clockwise from top left: Magda Butrym Leather Boots, Valentino Valentino Garavani 55 Leather Platform Chelsea Boots, R13 Leather Ansel Boots, Alexander McQueen Suede and Rubber Exaggerated-Sole Ankle Boots via Net-a-Porter.

Platform boots are an easy way to add a little height and edge to your winter look and, on TikTok, they're worn with pretty much anything. Magda Butrym's mid-calf style is reminiscent of the Demonia boots that are taking over TikTok's alt scene.



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