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9 Dark Academia Outfits To Get Inspired By

9 Dark Academia Outfits To Get Inspired By

dark academia outfits

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.

dark academia aesthetic outfits

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.

dark academia style

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.

Zalora Work Split Panel Top
Zalora Work Split Panel Top

Mango Neck Ribbon Satin Blouse
Mango Neck Ribbon Satin Blouse

Zalora Work Textured Peplum Blouse
Zalora Work Textured Peplum Blouse

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Mango Check Suit Blazer
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Lacoste Women's Straight Blazer
Lacoste Women’s Straight Blazer

Rania Tailored Gilet
Rania Tailored Gilet

Aleali Knit Button-Up Sweater
Aleali Knit Button-Up Sweater

Keran Sprinkle Knit Crew Neck Jumper
Keran Sprinkle Knit Crew Neck Jumper
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