As a person, you have your own preferences on how to look good all the time, and you try to apply elements that you think would suit you best and make you physically presentable. But sometimes you feel like you can do more, or less in some cases. You're thinking hard enough but can't seem to put a finger on what you what to do to change your style, so you start looking online for anything that may help you improve on your looks and and you start to see pictures of girls that are looking so pleasing in a distinct way that it immediately caught your eyes and undivided attention. There's just something about them that fascinated you and now you want to look the same as them, but now that you think of it, you don't actually know where to start and what are the choices you have to make to have the same looks.
If you see girls on the internet donning outfits that would look like they're from a different decade, girls wearing only kawaii color scheme or even really bright green or yellows, those are what we call different types of aesthetics. This post will surely enlighten you on everything you need to know and do be an aesthetic girl, but before we get to that, let us know first what the word aesthetic means.
According to Wikipedia:
Aesthetics, or esthetics, is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of beauty and taste, as well as the philosophy of art. It examines subjective and sensori-emotional values, or sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste.
It's everything about the appreciation of beauty or everything pleasing to your line of vision. Now that we've got that brief philosophy covered, why don't go ahead and start with your guide on how to be an aesthetic girl in 10 easy steps. Let's get started!
1. Choosing your Aesthetic
Of course you need to know what kind of aesthetics you're going for. There are different types out there and all you have to do is choose the one that you think you're most comfortable with or what defines you the most. Here are some Aesthetic types that you can choose and a brief description of each.
Art mom - Those who are very artsy, hippie vibe aesthetic, typically wearing mom jeans, are into flowers and plants and in nature in general.
Baddie - This one is about wearing heavy makeup (with eyeliner and eyebrows always on fleek) accompanied by street style clothing.
Kawaii/pastel - Everything is pastel and cute in nature, the colors stay on the same color scheme (pink, pastel purple, sky blue, etc.) and everything is adorned with cute things and prints like strawberries, Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon and others.
Grunge - This one is more on everything darker and edgier, makes you think of band shirts, vinyl records, denim jackets, dark makeup, nose piercings and so on.
VSCO - Directly based of the VSCO editing app, this makes you think about beachy, chill vibes, Kanken backpack, oversized shirts, tie dye, scrunchies, Arizona sandals.
These are some examples which you can choose and if ever you already know which one is the one, you'll have to stick with it from now on. For the next step, all you have to do is look for inspiration online to check what you need to keep in mind and what kind of upgrade you need to do to your wardrobe, if you can keep items and clothes that you already have and what additions you need to get. Below are some samples that you can look up so you know where to start.
2. Color scheme
It's important to know what color scheme you would go with. You have to make sure that once you've chosen your color palette, you'll stick with it no matter what happens.
Your wardrobe upgrade depends on the aesthetic style that you chose from the types above. The best tip we have for you when you start preparing for your new aesthetic collection is to shop at any thrift store, this will be a budget friendly way (considering you'll be having one hell of an upgrade) to start plus you'll get a lot of fashion items that are vintage and timeless. You can start off by getting plain black and white shirts because you can pair them up with anything and they go with any of the aesthetic types listed above. Printed shirts are very common for this as well, and the colors and designs still depends of what your aesthetic type is. For example, you can go for statement or graphic tees if you chose to be grunge, or something pastel colored with cartoon characters if you're kawaii. Shirts can be paired with flannel shits, pull over or long sleeves underneath.
Must see: Kawaii Vibe's shirt collection
Sweaters is also a must have for your closet, there are different types and design but usually the oversized ones wins the aesthetic movement. You can go for the plain ones up to anything with patterns (stripes is the most widely used one).
Must see: Kawaii Vibe's sweater collection
As for the bottoms, they usually wear mom jeans that are either plain or ripped, and most of the time they cuff the bottom of it. Skirts and shorts are also options as long as they fit the vintage category. Belts is also added to the list but this is not just to keep your pants in place, belts are considered an accessory for this movement so keep that in mind to choose the best looking ones.
Footwear is very easy, all you need are white sneakers and black boots and you're done. If you want to add more variety for the shoes, go ahead, as long as they go with your overall aesthetics. As for the accessories, layered necklaces and bracelets is the best for this look, keep the accessories as simple but pleasing as you can.
Keeping your skin clean, fresh and healthy is a must, there's nothing so aesthetic than clear skin. It can be hard, specially if you have some skin conditions like acne or something else but you better believe in yourself that you can improve them, remember that you shouldn't be too hard on yourself. Be confident and choose products that would work to improve your skin condition, like cleansers, moisturizers, sun screen, etc.
As for makeup, you can just wear something that would go along with the style that you chose, if you're into grunge, then you would obviously wear dark makeup, with heavy eyeliner, false lashes and red lipstick. If you're into the much lighter side of things, simple and minimal makeup would do the trick. You can just do what you typically do on your makeup before all the aesthetic transformations. Some people do more elaborate makeup looks like hearts or flowers under their eyes or some little bedazzling, but it's still up to you if you want to follow the trend or just keep it simple.
8. Hair care
Aesthetic hair is not just about styling it beautifully, it's also about taking care of it so it will always look smooth, silky, shiny and overall healthy. Use the best hair care products that would suit you best.
About the styles, you can always go for French braids, high ponytails, messy buns or just put your hair down. Some can also do some double buns, beach waves, and for short hair, you wear some curls or keep it straight. You can also consider getting hair dye using light colors, like chestnut brown, or even more bolder colors like grey or pink.
You can always add some hair accessories up, and that includes some scrunchies that would either go with your hair or your wrist (yes, they do that). Some hair clips, pins or hairbands with butterfly and flower designs would be also perfect. Flower crowns and hair scarves can also be considered depending on the look.
10. Your space
Aesthetics doesn't really limit itself to just your physical appearance, it includes your personal space as well (bedroom or even your whole apartment). First thing you need to remember to transform your place or bedroom is to keep it clean and clutter free, because seriously, what's more pleasing to the eye than a tidy space? Next you can try to keep everything minimal as you can, and you had a color scheme that you're sticking with on your physical looks, keep that and apply the same thing to your bedroom. You can get some cute potted plants or flowers to display inside you room, like succulent plants. Also, never ever forget about fairy lights, this is very useful in beautifying any space and you can just place them anywhere you want to.