How to be an ‘Aesthetic girl’ Oftentimes, we see social media posts on Instagram, Tik Tok, video clips on YouTube, of images with different filters. Also, retro touches that you want to add to your photos, and you didn’t know it was called ‘Aesthetic Style’.
To be an Aesthetic girl, you must define your style; you can take it as a reference style of celebrities and influencers. It is best to use retro filters in your photos on social networks to make them look like they are from decades ago. Use wide pants, oversized t-shirts, and extravagant accessories to dress aesthetically without worrying that nothing matches.
Below I give you all the guidelines to dress, makeup, which filters to use on your photos to be an Aesthetic girl. Enjoy this trendy style.
What is aesthetic?
The aesthetic is something that triggers pleasure to the eye in any way. We use the word Aesthetic to talk about beauty and art, appreciating the things surrounding us differently. It is not a specific and precise style, but an approach that wants to look for the beautiful side of things.
The term aesthetic derives from the Greek word meaning ‘sensation’, from the study of beauty. Throughout the centuries, this term has been related to the feelings aroused by art and fashion. With the rise of social networks, their optics have grown so much that we talk about different aesthetic types.
What is Aesthetic fashion?
Aesthetic style is an appreciation of the things that surround us. It seeks to bring out the beautiful side of the places around us, landscapes, or the environment. This beauty creates satisfaction in the person who performs or sees it.
This style can range from the heaviest to the most romantic. It all depends on the person who wants to follow this trend.
Some examples of this style can be seen in filters of photographs that are commonly used. Also, the imitation of some celebrities that we have as a reference. Using flowers, highlighting browns, including the yellow time and date filter, or glossing the lips similar to the styles in old movies.
These are some examples of what you can do to imitate this style.
How to be an Aesthetic girl?
Find your style
Find the best style associated with the way you dress. It does not matter if you wear many colors or different clothes that have nothing in common with each other. The essential aspect is to be yourself and express yourself through the clothes you wear.
Use flowers and glitter
Use floral motifs and glitter on your phone cases. Use them in your photomontage backgrounds or social media filters.
Use lip glosses
Lip glosses are a fundamental aspect of this style and the most popular ones are pink or glitter.
Use pastel shades
Pastel tones, mostly light pink, should be used often in your backgrounds or filters.
Personalize your social media posts
Indicate the time and place in the yellowish hue captions. These features are widely used in Instagram filters and video clips.
Wear high-waisted jeans and t-shirts tucked in.
This type of clothing is widely used within this style. You can also wear high patterned socks, oversized t-shirts, and skate sneakers.
Look for inspiration
Look for ideas in photos. Take inspiration from people like influencers, but also add your own style to it.
Wear extravagant belts and accessories
The clothes you wear should be in the style of those from many years ago, from the ’60s to the ’90s, like short t-shirts and baggy pants.
Types of Aesthetic girl styles
The Art Hoe is a style that has a passion for art and is casually elegant. This Aesthetic look is seen a lot on Instagram and also on Tumblr.
People with this type of style are very observant, creative and appreciate art made by other people. They also like to read and write.
This is currently one of the most prevalent and influential styles among teenage girls. It is a bright aesthetic style, charming, exaggerated but at the same time aesthetic. They wear tennis shoes, heels, ripped jeans, crop tops, caps, hoodies, chokers, crowns.
This style has a taste for the use of makeup and jewelry of famous brands. Photographs in this style are predominated by nude and reddish tones. You can also use white light when taking a picture.
This style is inspired by the Japanese, where images are reflected in pastel tones with various elements taken from Japan. This look represents childlike and tender beauty with all kinds of gadgets, clothes, and food from this country.
To reflect this style with clothing, use: oversized clothes, hoodies, and a sweatshirt, pleated skirts, white tennis shoes, long socks, denim shorts, printed T-shirts. There is a taste for Japanese culture, the peachy style, and sleeves.
A good trick to take a picture in this style is to take the image with a white light source nearby; this way, the pink filters will be effective and keep the outfit’s colors as a focal point. Add filters to the photos but take care of the sharpness of the picture. You can also add emoticons and effects.
The aesthetic gothic look is related to night and darkness, and dark tones are commonly used. This style is characterized by elements of the Renaissance European Gothic culture.
It uses silver, black, and scarlet red colors. The fashion style is long plaid pants, boots, crop tops, ripped black jeans, leggings, shorts, sweatshirts, and old school Vans.
There is a taste for crows, darkness, and black roses. Photographs are dark, opaque black, and white, opting largely for dull and opaque colors.
The vintage Aesthetic is a style that relates to the past, from the 1970s to the 1990s. The colors include warm and cold tones, capturing images of times or things that have passed in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
The clothing styles are pants, berets, skirts, skirts, jeans, turtlenecks, black belts, Converse, printed T-shirts, striped Sweatshirts.
They tend to develop a fondness for Coca-Cola, roses, music players, Polaroid photos. For photography opacity and sharpness are equally important. To achieve this balance, the VSCO cam application is used. With this combination, the images use this tonality and a vintage style.
Grunge is characterized by darker colors, fishnet stockings, neon lights, CD images of 90’s grunge music.
The style to wear is ripped pants, leggings, plaid skirts, old school Vans, crop Shirts, shorts, dress over T- Shirt, flames T-Shirt. People who wear this style develop a taste for headphones, flames, music, CD/DVD.
The best photographs for this style are those with black and white illusions but in color. You can take photos in the city of bricks and concrete. With a white background, you can add retro camera photos and light effects.
Vaporwave is a digital artistic aesthetic movement and is inspired by the 90s. It incorporates early Internet imagery, late 90’s web designs, 3D rendered objects, glitch art, and cyberpunk elements.
The clothing style is shirts, hats, plaid Vans, wool caps, printed T-Shirts, skinny jeans, skateboarding, leggings. They tend to develop a taste for video game consoles, Skateboards, and old computers.
For photos, they prefer cloudy climates, and to lower the brightness of their shots, they use VSCO.
This style is simple, mostly focused on white, brown, and beige colors; it shows country dinners, almost always in autumn. This style is prevalent in Asia.
To dress in the Indie/Pale style, tennis shoes, cardigans, sweaters, long dresses, long or short skirts, blouses, loose T-shirts, long pants, sneakers are worn. A taste for cloth bags, restaurants in general, and coffee is developed. You can add slight filters to the photo to make them more uniform.
This aesthetic style is defined by white, beige colors, and neutral tones. It is characterized by images or compositions in which only a few elements appear.
The clothes to wear in this look are T-shirts without prints, capri pants, shirts, white tennis shoes, and nude tones. People with this style often develop a taste for scented candles, reading, and soft music.
The images come out naturally without the need for filters or editing in pictures with this style. Only the lighting is taken into account, and the predominant color is white.
Style inspired by space, infinity, darkness, and its mysteries through metallic colors, images of the night, stars, constellations, and aliens.
The styles to wear are skirts, galaxy sweatshirt, necklaces, jackets, space buns, Converse, and graphic T-shirts.
There is a taste for UFOs, outer space, the night, and stars. For photography in this style, you only need a little opacity and a negative exposure.
The colors that should predominate are black, gray, violet-blue and pink, sunset and sunrise in pink and blue.
Witchy is perhaps the strangest style of Aesthetic. It is characterized by using elements that have to do with esotericism, such as stones, plants, and candles. It is also based on images of Celtic or Nordic culture and astrology.
The style is floral prints, leggings, boots, big hats, cardigans, oversize shirts, Jumpsuits, and skirts.
They tend to develop a taste for astrology, herbalism, quartz, autumn, and candles. For photographs, the predominant colors are white, black, and gray. To make the photo not look black and white, you can make a color stand out in the picture, such as the color of the hair or the green leaves of a plant, but without being so striking.
Peachy is a style where the main element is peach. It is inspired by clothes like turtleneck sweaters, Vans, converses, graphic T-shirts, Mom, oversize clothes, skirts, white tennis shoes. There is a taste for peachy and straightforward makeup.
Photographs are taken with colors ranging from light pink to pastel tones. Take photographs with plenty of light, so it does not look dull.
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Pieces to have an Aesthetic closet
- Plaid overshirts.
- Oversized T-shirts and sweatshirts (keep the trunk and underarms wider than the sleeves).
- Bandeau style crop tops.
You can combine it with:
- Biker pants, sweatpants.
- School plaid skirts.
- Wide-legged pants (very wide).
- Baguette bag.
- Socks with sneakers (Nike Air Force 1, Balenciaga).
- Scrunchies for hair.
Aesthetic Outfits with your jeans
- Use the same print on your t-shirt and socks.
- Combine a short sleeve t-shirt on top of a long sleeve t-shirt.
- Be fearless when adding accessories to your outfit.
- Wear overalls.
- Do not be afraid that all the clothes you wear won’t match.
- Wear an all-white look.
- Combat boots are a must.
- Neon is an excellent element to use.
With this type of makeup, you create a look that fits your personality and tastes. For the makeup to be Aesthetic, it needs to be within your needs, your style and based on Instagram trends.
The most important thing is to form a style that you like, with colors that suit the occasion to make the best of yourself. Create your own makeup style. If you want flowers, you can draw them on your face. If you like eyeliner, you can do it with your favorite color, instead of black eyeliner.
To give your hair an Aesthetic style, a favored trend is to make colored highlights. These are two delicate front strands that are dyed in bold colors such as:
- Pink highlights: you can use pink highlights for their effect on all skin types. They are perfect for giving luminosity to your face.
- Nude highlights: They are very original and make you look great.
- Green highlights: Ideal for dark hair.
- Purple highlights: If you love the color purple, the best thing to do is apply fantasy color highlights.
- Red highlights: Ideal for giving you a more daring style.
- Lilac highlights: They will look great on you, besides being a favorite color of this style.
Apps to edit photos with an aesthetic touch
Many apps help you add stickers, filters, or anything else to make your photos look beautiful on your social networks. But lately, they are trying to bring back the Retro, keeping in mind the 80’s, giving it that Aesthetic touch. Some of these apps are:
VSCO (photo and video editor)
VSCO is one of the most popular apps on social networks. It has many filters, and one of the best is the grain effect of making them look more retro. An example to achieve an aesthetic photo is:
Filter: T1+5, exposure: -2.0, contrast: -2.3, saturation: +3.0, recover highlights: +8.0, recover shadows: +2.2, tint: +1.0, grain: +1.5.
PicsArt photo editor
PicsArt has a wide range of possibilities. When using the filter, you can crop and adjust the color range to highlight some tones or make drawings on the photo, create a collage, sticker to personalize your image.
Prequel: effects and filters
Its filters and designs are oriented to the retro effect. Prequel lets you add glow and polaroid effects to your photos.
Infltr: filters, editing, and video
In this app, you will find many filters and retroelements. In the Instagram account of Infltr, there are tutorials on using the tools to learn how to apply these filters.
VaporCam- Retro filter
VapoCam is an excellent option to add frames and color saturation to your photos.
It helps you put a prism or glitter effect to your photos with small glitters without saturating, and it is one of the most straightforward applications.
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To be on-trend, focus on being an aesthetic girl regardless of other people’s opinions. Just focus on being unique and special, choosing the style that best suits you.