What are the most popular fashion aesthetics in 2022? Here is our list of the hottest aesthetic looks in fashion, along with the must-cop styles to match your favorite aesthetic from Rockstar Original.
"Aesthetics" in fashion wasn't super mainstream before 2017 and 2018, which is right about when Instagram changed from chronological to algorithmic feeds. It's also when "Stories" and photo carousels launched. Coincidence? We think not. Insta is the go-to place for the fashion-forward, and it totally makes sense that fashion aesthetics would find homes there.
What is aesthetic clothing? Fashion aesthetics refer to a particular look you create with clothing, makeup, hairstyles and accessories. Aesthetics in fashion can range from casual to formal wear, minimalist to maximalist, and everything between.
At Rockstar Original, we offer apparel & accessories to match your favorite fashion aesthetics. You asked, we deliver: Here are your 2022 aesthetics types list for women and men, along with links to shop RSO.
Aesthetic Trends for Boss Babes
Here we present our top 10 aesthetic looks for women (in no particular order). Find your inspiration. Make your own rules. Fashion is supposed to be fun, not a chore.
The e-girl aesthetic is characterized by heavy eye makeup including wing eyeliner, colored hair, mesh or fishnet shirts, fishnet tights, plaid skirts, crop tops, choker necklaces, beanies, and platform shoes. Our Mandy Skirt Set in two color options fits this aesthetic well.
The baddie image typically is centered around today’s beauty standards. Two-piece spandex sets like our Tess Legging Set, bodysuits, tight skinny jeans, cropped sweatsuits, tube tops and hoop earrings are all popular fashion items for this aesthetic. Oversized shades complete this baddie aesthetic.
The y2K aesthetic shows love to the best in fashion from the late 1990s to early 2000s with shiny clothing, custom tracksuits like the Zara Track Set custom jeans, tight leather pants, and even faux fur jackets.
The grunge and indie aesthetics are characterized by an edgy look with leather, such as our Della red leather pants, plaid skirts, graphic band tees, denim jackets, combat boots, and custom sneakers. Distressed denim is another way to rock this early '90s-inspired aesthetic.
Casual clothing refers to an outfit that is comfortable and relaxed, perfect for everyday wear. It may include T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies, sweatpants, legging sets like our Flora Ribbed Active set, jeans, sneakers, and hats.
Think of the streetwear aesthetic as the casual aesthetic with a little attitude. Bright colors, tracksuits with logos, dripping with gold, and complete the look with a pair of stilettos.
The minimalist aesthetic focuses on wearing basic and essential go-to fashion pieces to create a capsule wardrobe. This may include tees, hoodies, sweatpants, or shorts like our Sydney Short Shorts, a classic piece for all year long.
The TikTok obsession, also known as clown-core aesthetic, features fashion apparel and accessories worn by clowns such as bow ties, polka dots, and fun bright-colored outfits. This may seem like an immediate no at first, but if you rock it right with RSO, you can come up on some of the cleanest styles in the game, such as the Hayden Romper.
The VSCO girl is a laid-back, beachy, cool California girl vibe or prodigy who loves casual wear such as oversized crop tees, cropped jackets like our Cher Cropped Button-Down blouse, biker shorts, backpacks, fanny packs, and even scrunchies. VSCO is the abbreviation of Visual Style Company, an app created in 2011 for young women to share selfies, and so the VSCO aesthetic emerged.
Fashion Aesthetics for Him
You do you, Man. These are RSO's list of top fashion aesthetics for men, along with links to the RSO catalog to complete your drip.
Also known as urban-core, the streetwear aesthetic gets its inspiration from hip-hop and skaters. Baggy pants or sweatpants, oversized T-shirts, puffer jackets, overalls, track sets like our Arad Track Set, custom denim, sports caps, flannels, and sneakers are some of the most popular fashion pieces for this aesthetic.
Grunge and indie aesthetic
For guys who grunge, check our chain necklaces, graphic tees like our Hutton Graphic T-shirt, denim, sneakers, and chain wallets. The indie aesthetic focuses more on the '70s rock scene, including flared jeans, graphic tees, distressed denim, or a simple hoodie like our Wiley Printed Long Sleeve.
Edgy means being bold with fashion choices and physical appearance like beanies, studded pants, chokers, black denim like the Kavin Denim Jean in Black, and band tees, to name a few things.
Never boring, the monochrome aesthetic sports tops and bottoms of one color, even different hues of one color, or different textures. Try our Maxime Track Set for a classic monochrome look in burgundy.
This style is focused on bikers, motocross, and men who like to ride motorcycles. The biker aesthetic itself focuses on leather jackets or vests, ripped jeans like our Snoh Printed Denim Jeans, and as much of the color black as possible.