Other than funny videos and creative dances, fashion has become a huge part of TikTok. There are multiple communities within the app, and everyone can follow people who share the same interests as them. This sense of community made it easy for people to express their style and for others to engage with it.
In the past, the common fashion styles were known as preppy, boho, sporty, and more. TikTok gave attention to many new aesthetics, such as E-Girl and E-Boy, cottagecore, and so many other unique styles that are undoubtedly influenced by many popular characters in movies and TV.
Cottagecore – Little Women (2019)
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Cottagecore is an aesthetic for those who often romanticize life. They love the rural life and picnics, long floral dresses, and the idea of living in the countryside. Cottagecore fans usually enjoy period pieces that show life without technology and lots of greenery.
2019’s Little Women is a wholesome cottagecore movie that is undoubtedly perfect for those who love the aesthetic. This movie shows a group of sisters living in the 1800s in a humble home. This is a cozy movie that cottagecore lovers would love for the scenery, romance, and beautiful flowy dresses the girls wear.
Dark Academia – Dead Poets Society (1989)
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Many Dark Academia fans love reading and artistic hobbies, victorian homes with large libraries full of mahogany wood, and the type of outfits one would imagine a university student wearing. Brown colors, plaid, and oxford shoes are a must-have.
In a lot of ways, Dead Poets Society is perfect for fans of Dark Academia because the film perfectly fits the aesthetic. It takes place in a boarding school, and the movie as a whole has a darker color palette. There’s also a huge focus on learning and taking on new hobbies in Dead Poets Society. There are also dark themes in the film that give it the moody feeling that Dark Academia fans love.
Light Academia – Enola Holmes (2019)
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Light Academia is the reverse of Dark Academia. Both aesthetics focus on reading, learning, poetry, and glorify libraries and European architecture/universities, except light academia puts a focus on a lighter, creamier color palette.
Netflix’s Enola Holmes is perfect for those interested in light academia for so many reasons. It’s based on a book that’s about classic characters in literature, it’s full of European architecture because it takes place in England, and the movie is a mystery with a huge focus on learning and being analytical.
E-Girl/E-Boy – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
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E-Girl’s and E-Boy’s are edgy and almost gothic, their fashion is similar to the punk and goth styles, except with a more flamboyant flare. Silver jewelry, black tennis skirts, skinny jeans with oversized tops, and colorful hair are all part of this style.
2010’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World featured many girls with a unique fashion sense that’s similar to the E-Girl/E-Boy aesthetic. Most of the women in this movie had colorful hairstyles and punk-rock clothing, which fans of this aesthetic would surely love. Scott Pilgrim also has great soundtrack songs that fans of punk and edgy music would appreciate.
Soft Girl – Clueless (1995)
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Soft girls are known to wear light, bright, yet soft colors like sky blue, baby pink, pale yellows. Plaid skirts, flowy mini dresses, and cute crop tops paired with a cardigan are staples in the soft girl closet.
Cher Horowitz from Clueless could be classified as a soft girl herself, and often wore outfits that fit the aesthetic. There’s no doubting that she serves as inspiration for many soft girls, especially her use of plaid skirts and cardigans. Despite being from the ’90s, Clueless has outfits that still work today.
Y2K – Mean Girls (2004)
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Y2K Fashion is all about the early 2000s looks. Think low-rise jeans, tube tops, and lipgloss. This style is so nostalgic for millennials because it’s what they grew up with. Highly influenced by pop stars like Christina Aguillera and Britney Spears, this style has made a comeback in Y2k.
There’s no doubt that Mean Girls is a huge inspiration for those who enjoy the Y2K style. Mean Girls is a must-watch movie for those interested in early 2000s style, as it nailed the pop of color, use of jewelry, and fitted crop tops from that time.
VSCO Girl – The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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VSCO Girl fashion is very casual and comfortable. Oversized t-shirts, denim shorts, and bucket hats are common amongst this aesthetic. Of course, VSCO girls are known to have cute, worn-out backpacks along with a camera in hand.
Considering this aesthetic is geared towards young photographers, The Virgin Suicides is a movie that VSCO girls would love because of its picturesque scenes. This movie is filmed and edited in the same style that many VSCO photos are taken, with a story focusing on the emotional troubles of teen girls that many viewers might find relatable.
Baddie – Someone Great (2019)
Stream On Netflix
The Baddie style is comfortable and fashionable at the same time. They often include plaid tops as an accessory, ripped denim, sweatpants and crop tops, or clothes that accentuate curves.
The main character in Someone Great often wears outfits that fit the Baddie style. Her outfits are often casual but cute, which baddies would love. Hip hop and rap music are typically a baddie’s favorite music genre, making the soundtrack another thing that baddies would love about this movie.
Witchcore – The Craft (1996)
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Darker colors consisting of black and purple, long flowy cardigans, combat boots, lace, and bell-sleeve tops are all associated with witch core fashion. Those who love the witchcore aesthetic might also like to wear excessive jewelry and wide-brimmed hats.
1996’s The Craft is a cult classic ’90s movie about four teenage witches. This movie is full of the witchcore aesthetic, as it’s hard to deny that the decade helped to define witch fashion with movies and shows like Charmed and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Artsy – Bridge To Terabithia (2007)
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The artsy style is often colorful and youthful. People in this fashion group wear lots of denim, including overalls, striped sweaters, and unique patterns with pops of colors.
Bridge to Terabithia is a movie that quirky people would love, especially because everyone’s favorite quirky actress Zooey Deschanel is in the film. The main character also has a very artsy style, and there’s a huge focus on art and being imaginative in the movie, so creative/artsy types would love.
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