Want to Achieve the VSCO Girl Look? Here's Our Official Style Guide

Just the other night, rather than doing homework, my roommates and I took a trip down memory lane. We were listing the most popular style trends during our teenage years (like, were you really a cool kid if you didn't shop at PacSun?). The nostalgia made us cringe and question our previous fashion choices. As we got to talking about today's youngins, one of my roomies used the term VSCO girl.

Wait, what? So, we called her younger sister to educate us on the newest style aesthetic. That's when it hit me: the VSCO girl is the 2019 version of the Tumblr girl. All the flashbacks of me being THAT Tumblr girl started coming to me. My roomies and I felt so old and so out of the loop, but our young expert gave us the best insight on how to be a VSCO girl — especially what to wear. Sksksk, let me show you how to keep up with the youngins.

  1. 1. The Lazy But Cute Uniform

    TBH, I've always thought of oversized t-shirts and Birks as the college girl uniform (literally what I wear on the daily). I don't blame the VSCO girls for loving this look because it's the comfiest combo ever. They don't dress to impress anyone, which I'm really here for!

    Nirvana Unplugged T-Shirt Dress, Urban Outfitters, $39; shop now

    Tie-Dye Graphic Oversized T-Shirt, boohoo, $9.60; shop now

  2. 2. An Ode to Tumblr Girls

    Back in my time (wow, I'm really not that old), Tumblr girls were all about crop tops, high-waisted shorts, and Doc Martens. I'm so happy to see that the next generation is still loving these style items! Who doesn't love a cute but edgy look, right?

    Ashlyn Top, Brandy Melville, $16; shop now

    Linen-blend Shorts, H&M, $17.99; shop now

    Women's 1460 Smooth, Dr. Martens, $140; shop now

    Star Power Alien Stud Earrings, Betsey Johnson, $25; shop now

  3. 3. Hydrate & Weave

    Listen up: hydration is key! A Hydro Flask is one of the coolest accessories VSCO girls carry with them. The reusable water bottle also doubles as a tool to help them make chevron bracelets! 

    32 oz Wide Mouth w/ Straw Lid, Hydro Flask, $44.95; shop now

    Friendship Bracelet Kit By Creatology, Michaels, $6.39; shop now

  4. 4. Swoosh on Swoosh

    I mean, if you're going to wear Nike kicks, why not get the socks too? Crew socks have never looked so cool! With a pair of fresh white AF1? Yup, these girls are doing it right.

    Everyday Cushioned Socks (3 Pairs), Nike, $14; shop now

    Air Force 1 '07, Nike, $90; shop now

  5. 5. The ARMor of Bracelets 

    Let me just explain how you're supposed to deck out your wrists: you wear layers of scrunchies, Pura Vida bracelets, and DIY friendship bracelets. As my resource told me, you need every color of scrunchies. They're the must-have accessory item!

    Softest Cord Scrunchie (3 Pieces), Free People, $12; shop now

    Key West Pack, Pura Vida, $45; shop now

  6. 6. Not Your Regular Backpack

    I don't make the rules here, but I can assure you that Kankens are the go-to backpack. With such a huge color range, you're bound to find the perfect one for you! 

    Kanken Backpack, Fjallraven, $80; shop now

  7. 8. A Variety of Vans

    Oh, you don't have multiple styles and colors of Vans? And I oop... C'mon, improve your shoe game! You can never have too many shoes.

    Checkered Slip-on, Vans, $50; shop now

    Pig Suede Sk8-Hi, $70; shop now

VSCO girls are the livelier version of Tumblr girls — and that's so cute! They're embracing and owning the aesthetic. It makes me happy to see have fun with their style! G-Eazy has paid a tribute to the OG Tumblr girls, so I could only hope this new wave of girls get their very own song too soon. 

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