Everyone is interested in having their own fashion aesthetic and finding the right way to find it can be proven difficult depending on what you really want to see yourself dressed as. If you are one of these people, then you have come to the right place as we have prepared a guide for you to find the right fashion aesthetic for you!
Pick Your Aesthetic
There are a lot of different fashion aesthetics that are available for anyone to try out these days thanks to the internet! You can just simply browse some of the famous fashion aesthetics online, whether on Instagram and/or Pinterest to find the ones that interest you. From the eGirl aesthetic, to the Soft Girl aesthetic, or even the Kawaii aesthetics, there are a lot for you to choose from!
In case you haven’t decided yet on which aesthetic to do, here is a list of the fashion aesthetics that KawaiiVibe has written regarding each aesthetic characteristics. We also put up some guides for each fashion aesthetics so you should check those out if you are interested in wanting to try it all out!
Take a Personality Check
This is not really something serious as you would think it is. What we meant here is simply to check if the aesthetic that you finally chose to use for yourself suits your personality as well.
You ask the questions: Do I like it? Does this fit my interests? Does this fashion aesthetic make me happy? Will wearing these clothes make me comfortable? - or something along these lines.
This is important since there will always be the possibility of having to expend money for the aesthetic - after all, once you have decided that this is something that you want to establish as part of your lifestyle (yes, a commitment, dear!), you will have to buy some accessories and clothes to suit the aesthetic that you are going for, unless of course, you choose to be creative and do things from scratch (which is going to be a smart move, by the way!).
Find Inspiration for Your Aesthetic
There are different ways to find inspiration for your chosen aesthetic. Chances are, you have already figured out ways of finding inspiration by searching for some inspirations from Pinterest for example, or you follow someone who does the same aesthetic in Instagram and TikTok - well, you are doing well, hun! There’s no better way of finding these inspirations by knowing where you want to find them yourself!
Checking Pinterest boards is one efficient way of finding your suited aesthetic inspirations. Another is by going through different hashtags in Instagram and Tumblr, after all, having a lot of sources for this won’t hurt. We are looking for the right inspirations so that we can finally decide on how we are going to sport the aesthetic on ourselves! We don’t want to regret our decision so we have to do the research ourselves to also give us the fulfillment of finding these inspirations ourselves as well.
Nothing much here, just making sure if you were satisfied with the inspirations that you gathered from your search. Going back to the questions that we mentioned from the Personality Check, what have you felt from browsing the inspirations that you were searching for? Did it feel good? Did you feel some sense of fulfillment for it? Were you enjoying the process? Are you excited to gather these clothes and accessories that you have seen from your browsing for inspiration experience? If these are the case, then you should go for it!
However, if you don’t feel like the inspirations were a fit for you, then how about giving it some time to think about it? You know, think about it deeply and contemplate whether this aesthetic is actually right for you. And while you're on that, you can browse the other aesthetics as well that interest you as part of your decision process. In that way, you can compare your thoughts on the different aesthetics that you want to go for and decide from there.
Search for Influencers of the Same Aesthetic
You might have already started the search by finding influencers for the chosen aesthetic that you decided from and yes, that is the best way to actually test if the aesthetic is for you!
How does this work? You list all the influencers of the same aesthetic that you are going for and check which ones were your favorites. And then see if you would enjoy wearing the same clothes that they are wearing or going for the same style that they are sporting. If you also saw that you like how they edit their photos, you can also find that as your personal inspo!
Find a Style that You are Interested In
Taken from the browsing that you did from the different influencers that you are interested in, take into account the styles that they were wearing that you felt was very close to your heart. Was there a specific style that you were so interested in that you wanted to recreate it in real life? If that’s the case then list them all in a Pinterest board and then evaluate the styles that you want to try and then maybe start finding the clothes that you want to use for those styles!
Experiment Your Style!
Different people have their own different tastes even when they are doing the similar fashion aesthetics. This is completely alright as each individual is entitled to their own decisions and preferences and thus, experimenting styles of the same aesthetic is of no problem, at all!
You can literally go wild with your accessories and clothes depending on how you see them fit to your personal preference. You can also add on some elements from other fashion aesthetics as well if you think that it suits your style that you are going for.
Bottom-line is, you have no limit to how you can style the aesthetic that you chose to follow and fit your lifestyle with. You’ll never know, maybe you’ll be birthing a new fashion aesthetic yourself and you get yourself your own fashion cult!
Check Your Comfort
So you have finally finalized the aesthetic that you want and also went with experimenting the styles that you want to incorporate in your personal aesthetic. The only thing left to do is to check how well you want to wear these clothes with the styles that you came up with, right?
The final question to ask is, are you finally comfortable with this final style that you have personalized and styled with your own knowledge, plus with your own personal preferences, hm? You have to make sure that you are comfortable with the clothes and accessories that you are wearing since this will be your personal style! And having your personal style should mean that you are comfortable with it as if it was your own skin!
What do you think?
Makeup Changes Everything
If there’s one thing that is common among all these fashion aesthetics that we are surrounded with, it is that each of them has their own way of doing their makeup. By the way, don’t you dare say that you don’t need to do your makeup when sporting your aesthetic, because you will need that! The makeup is what completes the look to make you look on put with the rest of your fashion style that you are dressed with. The makeup is also part of the aesthetic no matter which fashion aesthetic you are going for, so make sure that you don’t forget your makeup application for your fashion aesthetic!
Style Your Hair!
The styling of the hair is also part of the aesthetic, people! This is apparent especially if you are going for the eGirl fashion aesthetic since the eGirls mostly do a lot of different hairstyles for the aesthetic. They go through different styles whether they want to have a different hair color for this day, or do they want to wear a wig for the next. Basically put, you will have to need to find ways to style your hair too so that you also rest assured that you don’t have bad hair days for your selfie photoshoot just for your chosen aesthetic.
Another must for your aesthetic is to find out what type of accessories that they use. When we speak of accessories, we are not only talking about the hair clips and hair ties, we are also talking about the different accessories for your clothes and/or body, such as necklaces, belts, add-on pins, rings, earrings, just any accessory that you think will be needed for your aesthetic, too!
While these may be small items just to add to your aesthetic, you can also lean on these items when you think that your style is looking a little dull. As someone who enjoys wearing gold accessories, I can testify! If you haven’t decided on which accessories you should go for, find the needed accessories that you need to have for your aesthetic to start and browse for inspirations (again) for this purpose only.
Last but never the least of this list, is to simply be yourself. There is no best accessory in your fashion aesthetic than enjoying yourself in the clothes and accessories that you wear. You are your own fashion after all - the very artist and the very wearer of their own creations, that is you! And if the happiness that you show when you sport your fashion is the very product of the hard work that you put in the process; the fulfillment of having to finish the process of searching for the best way to express yourself should feel more like a celebration on your own skin!