I’m sure your social media feeds are filled with people wearing dark academia outfits and you’re enticed to dress up the same way. I’m totally with you! There’s something so chic about the aesthetic.
But how do you actually pull it off? Find everything you need to know in this mini guide.
What is dark academia?
It’s a social media aesthetic and subculture focused on higher learning, the arts and Gothic architecture.
What does dark academia look like?
The dark academia look is inspired by the fashions of the ’40s. Think blouses with sharp shoulders, calf- or knee-length dresses, and pinafores. As far as patterns and textures go, gingham, plaid and florals are popular.
What is the difference between light academia and dark academia?
You’ve probably heard that dark academia has a sister called light academia. While the structures and silhouettes of the outfits for both are the same, what sets them apart are the colors. Dark, as you may have surmised, is focused on the darker spectrum of colors — black, brown, tan. Light, on the other hand, is all about whites, beiges, and creams.
Dark academia outfits: Basic Pieces
Ready to fill your wardrobe with dark academia outfits? Here are some pieces you should snap up.
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