When it comes to fashion, one thing TikTok has made famous is different “aesthetics.” The most popular are Cottagecore, E-girl, VSCO girl, E-girl, and soft girl. If you want to catch up on the latest trends of Tik Tok’s visual runway, keep scrolling.
The general aesthetic of cottagecore consists of longer, loose-fitting flowy dresses and skirts, lace and ruffles, and patterns like paisley and floral. It’s pretty much like a cute, farm girl vibe that can make anyone feel giddy about picnics in meadows! The best part about this style is the dreamy hairstyles. The endless obsession with cute little bows and braids is honestly so relatable.
The “starter pack” of a VSCO girl will likely include the following items: destroyed mom jeans, perfectly-dirty sneakers, an oversized t-shirt or hoodie, tube socks, a scrunchie, a backpack and a Carmex lip balm topped with Glossier gloss.
E-girls, sort of “electronic girl”, are often seen with a bold black eyeliner with wings; little shapes such as a cross, a heart or dots under the eyes; faux freckles, blush on their cheeks and nose; septum piercings; clear gloss or dark matte lipstick; half-pigtails with small hair clips and two different hair colors. They often wear oversized band t-shirts, crop tops and mesh tops paired with belted high-waisted pants or plaid skirts. Most recognizable about e-girls is their hair, which typically includes dyed shades of blue, pink, or other colors of the rainbow, and worn in half-pigtails.
Being a soft girl also may involve a tender, sweet, vulnerable personality. Essentially, the soft girl is the happy medium between VSCO and e-girls — she’s emanating the happy vibes VSCO girls are known for, but she’s also totally done up with the theatrical makeup and accessories that are loved by e-girls. Pastel pink tones in clothes, accessories and hair if they’re willing to go that far. As for styling, they wear a lot of oversized clothing, from trucker jackets to super-sized sweatshirts.
This decade is everywhere on Tik Tok. So, embrace those crop tops, chokers, Doc Martens, rock flared jeans, patent leather and acid-wash jeans are on-trend once again. Also, the bucket hat look paired with braided hair has become super popular.
When we say Y2K fashion, we think of colorful outfits — particularly in pastel shades, pinks, purples, greens, and blues with a special place for animal prints, butterfly prints, and logo pieces. Button-up cardigans and tie-front shirts and sweaters are a huge part of the trend. Whether worn over a dress or paired with a pair of low rise denim skirts or jeans, they’re a cute and fun throwback to our childhood! As for accessories, the most important part of this trend is adding a pop of color and glam to the outfit, like a cute mini bag and gold chunky chains.