Fashion is always changing with trends and fads that come and go. What’s ‘in-fashion’ for 2022 is vastly different from what was ‘in-fashion’ at the start of the 2000s. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with the current fashion aesthetics that are currently ‘in’ to rock your own unique style!
In today’s article, we’ll be going over our top 5 types of fashion aesthetics for 2022 that you can turn into your own.
Let’s get creative and forge a distinctive look and yours.
The Vibrant Aesthetic
Dyed hair is vastly underrated in the world of fashion. Now, we’re not talking about a soft balayage or dyeing your hair a few shades lighter or darker. This dyeing can work for some, but to be distinct and express your personality, you’ll need to go bolder.
Why not go for something vibrant but still work-friendly such as a soft pink or a hot purple? Most workplaces won’t mind a little colour in the hair, and it’s 2022, after all!
If you are feeling brave, you could take it a step further by going for something striking like a bright yellow, fiery orange, or blood red – depending on your personal preference (of course).
Try something different for a change!
Not quite sure if a full dye is for you or not? Then why not try temporary hair dye for your colour of choice to see if it is for you? Most temporary dyes wash out after 2-3 washes.
Be bold and be you!
The Muted Aesthetic
On the other end of the spectrum, we have the muted aesthetic. This uses muted clothing and colours paired with matte make-up to give a minimalistic but impactful look.
Colours and shades that work well with this aesthetic are silver, grey, white, black, off-white, off-black, browns and tans, and softer colours like sky blues and peach.
Think of using matte lipstick and expanding what makes matte stylish to your whole aesthetic. It isn’t for everyone but is a unique way to redefine your look!
You can even dye your hair to match this kind of aesthetic if you are dedicated to the look. Hair colours such as grey, silver, platinum, or soft pastels can go well with this kind of aesthetic.
Remember that just because it’s muted, it doesn’t need to lack colour!
The Pastel Goth Aesthetic
This aesthetic has risen in popularity over the past decade or so as Japanese culture permeates western culture more frequently. This aesthetic is usually defined by its juxtaposed mix of bright and dark colours, such as pastel pink or soft baby blue mixed with much darker shades of black.
This distinctive aesthetic often works best with hair to match. Some pastel goths love to split their hair colour with their middle parting to have a pastel hair colour for one side and black for the other.
Jewellery is another important aspect of this aesthetic, as the jewellery tends to drive home the gothic undertone. Things such as beautified skulls and anarchy symbols are common.
The Academia Aesthetic
The fourth aesthetic on this list leans heavily into creams, tans, browns, and earthy colours. This is great for those who are too keen on body modifications, an abundance of jewellery or want to keep make-up to a minimum.
Much like the muted aesthetic, this style loves to play around with the simplicity of its characteristics to keep it straightforward and neat but fashionable.
Geometric patterns are a hallmark of this kind of aesthetic, things as striped or latticed trousers and skirts. For those who do like to wear jewellery, gold jewellery works best for this aesthetic.
The Grunge Aesthetic
Grunge is one of the most popular aesthetics out there right now and is often associated with a punk vibe – but not always. Its emphasis on an exceptionally dark colour palette is the main characteristic that sets this aesthetic apart from others.
Black is a staple of this aesthetic, and there’s very little colour involved. Shades like white are a much better choice to contrast the blacks, but sharp blues and reds often work well. But do be careful with reds, as this can stray into more traditional gothic territory than grunge.
Boots, particularly laced boots, are another tell-tale hallmark of the grunge aesthetic.
This is by no means a list that encompasses every aesthetic or style one can try. Other styles are abundant such as cyberpunk, soft girl, streetwear aesthetics, kidcore, skater aesthetics, and much, much more.
Just don’t forget to be unapologetically you with your fashion and present yourself to the world the way you want to be seen!