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Harajuku Style has been reborn as the ”Weird Girl Aesthetic”

Fashion is all about self expression! By dressing in a certain way, you are conveying to people about your preferences, way of life, or even how you are feeling at the time. As a result, judging what is and is not fashionable is difficult. That being said, the quirky “Weird Girl Aesthetic” trend will not be for everyone, while some may have to rethink their own style quotient.

The ethos behind the “Weird Girl Aesthetic”

A tweet with photos of people dressed in mismatched patterns, childish colour combinations, and fluffy accessories went viral earlier this week. “Is it anti-fashion?” read the tweet.”Are people trying too hard just to look ugly? Does it only work on Bella Hadid?”

Bella Hadid is known for her monochrome style, but she didn’t always dress that way. The model’s street style has recently become a fashion sensation. Her outfits are all about patterns, colour, and, of course, a lot of quirky accessories. In fact, Bella claimed in an interview that she hasn’t had a full-time stylist in two years.

“In the last year, it was really important for me to learn that even if people talk about my style or if they like it or if they don’t, it doesn’t matter, because it’s my style,” Hadid said in an interview with Paper Magazine. “When I leave the house in the morning, what I think about is: Does this make me happy? Do I feel good in this and do I feel comfortable?” she added. And this is the concept underlying the “Weird Girl Aesthetic.”

What exactly is the “Weird Girl Aesthetic?”

This eye-catching clothing style was popular in Japan’s Harajuku district during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Tokyo has long been noted for its expressive and cartoonish aesthetics, with Harajuku district serving as a meeting spot for the most flamboyant and eclectic youth groups.

This style is achieved by incorporating colourful patterns, goofy accessories such as chunky rings, furry purses, and unusual hair accessories to create a beautifully strange fashion statement. Mismatched socks and outlandish accessories may look bizarre to some, but they represent the spirit of fashion to another. That is the allure of the “Weird Girl Aesthetic”.

If you’re sold on this look, here’s all the style inspiration you’ll need to pull this off.

Different textiles


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How much print is too much print

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Fuzzy bags

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Quirky accessories

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This new trend of clothing offers leeway for interpretation and encourages absolute style freedom, making it cute to some and ugly to others. It’s not anti-fashion. It’s super fashionable!

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Anushka Narula
Anushka likes to write about fashion, beauty, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she likes to make her Pinterest boards come to life.
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