Aesthetics and Tik Tok Fashion Trends

What’s new in this years fashion


Jennifer Pereyra

J’Bonae McDonald shows off her unique style “dressing up in my own way showed me how to boost my own confidence” McDonald said.

Jennifer Pereyra, Reporter

From Cottagecore, E-girl, Grunge, Dark Academia and many other types of aesthetics, Tik Tok has seemed to greatly influence the new generations fashion choices. This is no year to pull up to school with a plain t-shirt and jeans. Every accessory, hair style, and shoes matter greatly to this year’s students. 

For those who aren’t familiar, Tik Tok is a platform used to make a variety of short-form videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, that have a duration from fifteen seconds to three minutes. Similar to the craze in 2016, Tik Tok currently has approximately 1 billion monthly active users. 

Aesthetics are a variety of styles that follow a strict color palette or “vibe”, such as Grunge involves a bunch of grey’s, black’s, and darker tones. Aesthetics seem to makeup people, their identities, and favorite colors. Whether you’re an E-girl, Indie kid, or Soft Boy. The importance of being confident in your own clothing matters in terms of your own self esteem.

“I love when people get to express themselves through fashion. It makes me feel better about myself and gives me a lot of confidence even if other people think it’s weird. Overall I think it works wonders on your mental health and finally coming to terms with your own body,” Senior J’bonae McDonald mentioned. 

Cottagecore is one of the many types of aesthetics that rose to popularity through Tik Tok. The key components of this aesthetic are bringing natural elements indoors as decorative pieces. Such as dried flowers, fresh flowers, houseplant’s, along with a natural color palette with neutrals and warm tones. Cottageore is a white room filled with natural lighting and long pothos ivy vines. Or as Google defines it as “Living an idealised rural lifestyle in a small cottage home.” 

“My clothes are something that makes me really happy, and it expresses my love for the culture of the 70’s! I feel at home when wearing my favorite pair of bell bottoms,” Junior Melissa Lindsey said. 

Whether the importance of how each article of clothing looks together matters to you or not. Having the ability to express yourself in a unique way that boosts your confidence and self esteem, even if it’s not through clothing, is fairly important and such an easy and cute way to express and love yourself.