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 with bizarre makeup 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!
Let's describe the different aspects of the egirl fashion starting from the head, going down to the bottoms
On the head
From the head, we see egirls Sport some items reminiscent of the emo trends from the past, and I am specifically talking about Beanies which were heavily prominent of the emo Trend. And as the egirl aesthetic has continually taken some of its Inspiration from the Grunge and emo fashion culture, it is no surprise to see that they'd apply the unforgettable Beanies with them in this aesthetic. After all, the egirls are known for their dark fashion undertone, and having a black beanie can be one to identify and set them apart from the rest.
Aside from capping their hair with a beanie, they can also go for some cute hair accessories just like that sometimes of the soft girl style, but with a lesser number of accessories applied on. Most of the time, it's the egirls makeup that makes them so identifiable to many so they make sure that they don't over-accessorize their hair with other colorful accessories to keep a balance on their head image.
On the neck
They also put a lot of accessories in their neck area. Another distinguishing item that egirl commonly wear is their black choker necklaces. Almost always they Sport this choker for every time they use an all-black outfit.
Other accessories they use are silver accessories! Egirls, just like how eboys do, they like to wear silver accessories that are highly inspired by chain designs. Mostly are heavy looking but subtle silver jewelry can also be used just remember that egirls focuses more on edgy fashion and not on subtlety and softness, hence why soft designs in accessories that might not fit the getup may be discouraged.
It's already a common fashion for egirl to wear a lot of black-colored tops. Heck, even the ones who don't follow the aesthetic are aware of this fact. So, it's no surprise when we say that one should own a lot of black tops for them to Sport the aesthetic themselves. After all, stemming from the emo as it's Inspiration, that's only a given. But, do you know that there are other easy ways to sport your favorite tops when you don't feel like wearing a black shirt?
When you don't feel like using your black tops and you have other colored items to use, you can still use them. You just have to make use of other items such as a fish et or some sleeves to wear under your shirt. And oh, these items should also be black since your shirts are already in different colors.
If you don't have sleeves, you can always have a black, long - sleeve under your shirt, too. But also, if you have striped black and white long sleeves? Better use that instead of a black one as those are the staple sleeves for the egirls! And if you are looking for tops like this, you can check this out!
You can use these sleeves as well if you decided to go for crop tops, after all these are still considered tops!
Also, if you have those rock band shirts with big graphics on its prints, then you can use those too! Black shirts are a staple on the egirl's closet but these rock band shirts also make the getup a little cooler too!
Now it is important to remember that you can experiment with your bottoms whenever going for this aesthetic. However, you should also make sure that you are not overwhelming your bottoms with different colors to the point that your outfit is all about the bottoms, no, we don’t want that to happen at all. So here are some ways to make sure that you are wearing the right bottoms for your fit.
First, don’t wear sweatpants for good measure.
Although sweatpants are nice and comfy and can be used for some fashion styles, this can’t be used the same for the egirl aesthetic. Remember, the egirl aesthetic focuses mainly on edgy and strong elements on their style, and using sweatpants are a no-brainer here.
Second, black pants are a safe choice.
Simply because they are flexible for the aesthetic. You can use them with any tops that you can think of that suits the aesthetic itself. Also, being it a flexible clothing item that you can wear, you can also apply other accessories to it such as those silver chains that you commonly see being worn by both egirls and eboys on TikTok and Instagram. Using sharp accessories with these pants is very safe as well especially when black pants are mainly a black canvas that you can flexibly design by yourself that perfectly suits your taste and personality.
Third, don’t use colorful bottoms
I am talking about single-colored bottoms that attracts so much attention. You want to keep the harmony of the colors that you have with your outfit so it is always a good thing to make sure that you don’t make your bottoms get overwhelmed by colors. If you do want to make use of colors though, you can always opt for plaided pants or skirts, those types are safe to use since they don’t have a single bright color on them, but they do have other colors that balance the getup. Checkered ones with blacks are also good for this aesthetic if you have those. Just make sure you use your good judgment of the colors that you are using to make sure that you are keeping yourself with the aesthetic and not going away from it instead.
Don’t forget that you can also wear skirts when trying to go for this aesthetic. Heck, you can even do away with some shorts if you want to just as long as it fits the description of the things we listed above. Overall, any bottoms will do just as you think it will fit the aesthetic.
Going for the legs
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If you haven’t ever thought about putting something on your legs before, well this is going to change that. If you are a pants person, chances are you are not used to these items, but if you are not then, I am sure you have heard of these before as we talked about these countless times in previous articles.
First, you can use black, thigh-high socks for this aesthetic as it is fitting and appealing to the aesthetic. If you are using a pair of shorts and/or a mini skirt, then adding this to your fit is a good addition.
If you also have fishnet stockings, that’s a good addition to your outfit! After all, the egirl are also known for their use of their fishnets that are very reminiscent of the grunge aesthetic.
Shoe shoe shoes
And lastly, the shoe that you wear often tells what aesthetic you are going for, and in this case, the egirls are often found wearing those black vans. And if you have these shoes in your possession, then that’s enough to start your egirl aesthetic journey. And if you don’t have a pair of those Vans, that’s alright if you have instead those black Converse All-Star shoes as an alternative. But hey, just because you don’t have both brands in your possession, honestly any shoes that are in black are sufficient to bring your outfit to the aesthetic. Loafers? Boots? High boots? It doesn’t matter which of these shoes that you have just as long as you think that these fit your outfit, then go ahead and try them on!
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