The concept of an “aesthetic” has grown in popularity with millennials and GenZ. It’s normal to hear two hip youths discussing their “Insta vibes” or tweaking a photo just so in order for it to fit one’s online aesthetic.The beauty of fashion is how versatile it is. You can change up your aesthetic based on your mood that day or what’s fitting for a particular occasion.
Here are six aesthetics for popular outings, occasions and vibes that might be handy this summer.
Brunch can be casual or dressy, filled with iced coffee or mimosas (or both!). Denim is always a classic, as jean jackets and pants can be dressed up or down. Go with something colorful to keep it fresh for your delicious morning. Keep it sophisticated with some neutral accessories to feel like you’re dining like a star.
Just because you didn’t go to Coachella this summer doesn’t mean you can’t dress like it. The vibe of a music festival is free-spirited, so you want to wear what will be comfortable as you go where the wind takes you. Floral prints, fringed crop tops, and sandy tan are staples of bohemian-chic. Don’t forget your flower crown!
You’ll need something to cool down after all that brunching and concert-going. Leggings are a versatile wardrobe staple (what else can be worn for both exercising AND sleeping?). Find some in fun prints to make your downward dog pop. Some room-brightening plants and yummy-smelling candles (try aloe, lavender, or sage for relaxing nighttime scents) can give your entire room “namaste” vibes.
Nothing like that sweet java smell to get your productivity buzzing. Match the vibe of your favorite coffee shop with deep colors (black, maroon) and some crisp pops to keep it light (white, faded denim). Think polished with a dash of hipster… and treat yourself to a yummy baked good with your espresso or tea.
Sometimes you have to swipe on bold lipstick, push up your glasses, and get into boss mode. Neutral shades with feminine accessories, such as perfume and a nice watch, blend professional and fashionable. Don’t forget a notebook and pen to write down all your golden ideas! Future so bright you gotta wear shades.
End of Semester Vibes
You know when you’re just so done? Curl up in a hoodie, grab some takeout, and queue up Netflix. Whether you need some fashion inspiration for the end of a semester or just the end of a long week, comfort is key. T-shirts and tanks with funny slogans keep it clever, and pastel tones are relaxed yet stylish. Now treat yourself!
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Also published on Medium.