If you pop through TikTok’s Weird Girl Aesthetic hashtag, you’ll find some explainer videos. This trend is made up of pieces that make your inner child insanely happy: quirky tops, the normalization of jerseys, and mismatched ‘fits that don’t necessarily flow together. I thought this trend might’ve faded, overtaken by the “Quiet Luxury” moment, but New York Fashion Week proved that to be a lie. On the city streets, I spotted influencers and journalists alike wearing outlandish looks. The core of this trend is wearing whatever your heart desires without matching: mixed textures, kitschy patterns, and playful accessories. While eccentric outfits might seem off-putting to some, personally I’m always on board with folks expressing themselves in colorful, unconventional ways.
For those who are interested in taking this trend for a spin, we’ve created a beginner’s guide of pieces that you can turn to. Marc Jacobs’ extraordinary Kiki Ankle Boots are a great starting point–and so is Lisa Says Gah’s Robyn Jeans which feature multiple adventurous prints. These two items are just the beginning for fashion lovers unsure exactly how to incorporate Weird Girl Aesthetic pieces into their everyday wear. One small tip: there are no rules, so you can mix and match your favorite high-fashion brands, Depop finds and thrifted goods to create a self-expressive look that’ll boost your serotonin levels.
Marc Jacobs Croc Embossed Kiki Ankle Boot
“Marc Jacobs’ Kiki boots are still the moment. I’m toying between whether or not I should cop them. “