There are a lot of different fashion aesthetics these days that centers around an individual’s identity through the internet.
You might have already heard of the egirls and eboys before. After all, these individuals have taken over the internet specifically TikTok and Instagram as they continually express themselves in different creative ways that everyone else seems to enjoy.
Now, to clear things up, let’s define who the egirls are about the fashion aesthetic itself.
There are two kinds of egirls, the first kind, where girls sell stuff on the internet that has something to do with not-safe-for-work practices online, and no, that is not what we want to express here. And secondly, the egirl aesthetic that rose after the egirl that has something to do with emotional and individualistic creativity with the emo and grunge aesthetic combined - that is the egirl aesthetic that we will be talking about today. Most people confuse these terms together because both are called egirls in the first place. So, to completely see if we’re on the same page. I took the necessity to define which egirl aesthetic we are going for today, tee hee.
Who’s an egirl again?
The egirl started as an idea to categorize gamer girls who use Twitch to stream their live games on the internet. However, the term itself has evolved and finally is now used to define someone who incorporates the grungy and emo elements to their fashion, combined together with bizarre make up elements as part of their internet identity.
So now you are interested in how to become an egirl yourself. I guess you are also attracted to the way they do their aesthetic, right? After all, they look so cool with all those black wear and silver accessories, so here we will show you how to sport the egirl aesthetic yourself!
The egirl online personality
The egirl is daunting, the egirl is not sweet. In fact, as we have already described what a soft girl is, an egirl lies on the opposite side of the spectrum. While both are fashion aesthetics, the soft girl which hails from the cute and colorful imagery, the egirl lies on the dark, and edgy side of things. So, if you were once an emo girl from the Tumblr community before, chances are you are already sporting the egirl aesthetic If you are not, then there are chances that you wanted to try the aesthetic yourself, which is common especially if you are active in TikTok.
So, if you want to try and sport this aesthetic yourself, you have to make sure that you can qualify for this type of virtual personality. It mostly doesn’t matter if you are an emo irl since it’s just an internet identity and you don’t really have to stick to it forever. After all, a lot of YouTubers themselves wanted to try the aesthetic even for just one time, and well, they try to do it in different ways that they think suits their tastes, so you can also do the same for yourself.
Egirls are gamers
Most of the egirls are gamers. After all, the aesthetic stemmed from the gamer girls from Twitch so it’s no surprise to know that egirl are often associated with gamers. Some don't play games; they just aspire to acquire the egirl vibes for themselves and not necessarily gain the title of being an egirl as it’s common for them to be misinterpreted as.
So, if you are a gamer yourself, you can be interpreted as an egirl given that you qualify for the rest of the elements of the aesthetic, but don’t worry if you don’t have those cute, giant cat ears headphones that egirls normally have, as you can still become part of the egirl aesthetic despite not having those cute earphones.
Egirls love colored hair
The girls normally sport colored hair whenever they can. Whether they decide to use wigs for this or to bleach their hairs and then color it, it doesn’t really matter to them just as long as they can find the best way to make their hair color pop with their outfit and identity that they have to share online. But most of the time, you can see egirl sporting different hair colors in a span of say, a week. This is due to their love of using different wigs that they tend to have a lot in their possession. These wigs can vary in colors, some come in green, some in blonde, some in blue, green, the colors are endless. Some also just choose to stick to one color and have their hairs colored in a certain color, let’s say rose pink, or green, etc. Hair coloring is essentially a natural occurrence for the egirls themselves.
We all know that having your hair colored can be kind of expensive sometimes, that’s why we also made this article regarding how you can exercise the egirl style without having to expend a lot of money.
They wear a lot of blacks
Again, having the aesthetic stem from the late 2000s and early 2010’s emo culture, the emo girl of before can be referred to as the egirl aesthetic of today. You can directly tell if someone is sporting the egirl aesthetic by just looking at their Instagram feed or TikTok feed. If you see that it’s mostly crammed up with black outfits mostly integrated with some pop of colors such as neons and a few plaided designs (of skirts or pants), then most likely they are sporting the egirl aesthetic for themselves.
And just like them, if you already have your fair share of colored black clothing, then there’s a good chance that you can sport the aesthetic anytime now! Just pairing up some good clothes by yourself is enough to start: a black tee and good black pants is a good way to start. Pair this outfit with a cute black beanie, and your clothing check for your egirl aesthetic is done!
And oh! Don’t forget your shoes!
Aside from black, they overlay striped long sleeves
Or just any long-sleeves in general, they love overlaying their tops. It can be in the form of long sleeves and they add on another layer of the tee on top of the long sleeves. This is a feature of the egirl aesthetic that I find cute. It can also be perfect for times when you are feeling a little cold in winter. After all, overlaying clothing is not just a fashion style in the cold weather, but also a necessity.
Silver has always been part of their getup and is also known as one of its defining features. The egirls, if given the chance, will practically just hoard on themselves any silver accessory that they can find and they will either attach it to their outfit or wear them as part of accessories. These can be in the form of silver necklaces, silver bracelets, silver earrings, and mostly, silver chains.
They mostly use silver in their getup because they want these accessories to pop and the only color of accessory that can pop with their already all-black outfit is the silver clangs that they use a lot of times with their getups.
There’s no actual specific way that you can wear these accessories. After all, if you have them, why not use them? If you don’t have them, then just get those cheap silver accessories that you can find and, taa-dah, your silver accessories for the egirl aesthetic are good to go.
Photo from Instagram by Jessica Vu
One of the most identifying features of the egirl aesthetic is their dark makeup, specifically their dark eyeliners. They almost make it so that their eyeliners are the main point of the face makeup, large to even refer to it as a cat-eye makeup (though, they refer to this as a cat-eye makeup nonetheless).
Another feature of the dark makeup is their strong, thick eyebrows. Depending on the preference of the individual, the eyebrows can be straight or curved. So that choice lies in your preference, too.
If you want a simple guide to give you an idea of how to do a basic egirl makeup, here’s a YouTube video by peyton rose that you can take inspiration from:
Cute Hair Accessories
And some cute hair accessories can also be a part of the egirl aesthetic. After all, egirls are still cute individuals on the internet, and sporting some cute and adorable hair accessories are always an option to go for. As there is no exact single way of regarding egirls (or the other aesthetics too, for that matter), everyone who wants to experiment with their style is free to do so whenever they want to. But, it is also important to note that the egirl aesthetic does not rely on the heavy hair accessories the way that the soft girls do. The egirls instead just focus on minimal cute accessories - whether they want it colored or they want it still in the form of some silver accessories, it is in the preference of the individual that this decision is based on. So, what are you waiting for? Go on and find the cutest hair accessories that you can find from your vanity!
By now, you would have already had some idea on what to do when you have the urges to dress like an egirl yourself! After all, it’s nice to explore all these new identities that we find on the internet and try it on our own accord. With that being said, we hope you enjoyed this guide that we set up for you!