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Indie Sleaze is an aesthetic that was prevalent from roughly 2008 to 2014. It is the specific early 2000s style that you likely associate with Tumblr. It includes high-flash photography, electro-rock dance halls, imprecise eyeliner, old American Apparel ads, mussed up hair and side-swept bangs. It was a combination of Brooklyn hipster style and ’70s/’80s electro-rock. The rise of Indie Sleaze came to fruition as the McBling & Surf Crush aesthetic were declining.

Visuals

Popular visual cues of the era include:

  • American Apparel
  • glitter
  • chain necklaces
  • tights
  • smudged mascara

Timeline

2008 until 2014

Gallery



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