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Nanchatte Seifuku (なんちゃって制服) is a Japanese fashion that represents the romanticized school life of female students as portrayed by popular media. The name translates to pretend school uniform, referring to how the fashion of the aesthetic is based upon wearing outfits that appear to be a school uniform.

As an aesthetic, Nanchatte Seifuku heavily focuses on academic visuals and motifs but not so much about the learned subject matter, as the goal is to experience comfort and joy from themes and visuals similar to modest private school life as opposed to high-end boarding school aesthetics like Preppy or the American school based High School Dream. Main themes of the aesthetic include friendship, personal growth, learning, and more.


  • School bags
  • Snacks and packed lunch
  • Wooden open top desks
  • School books
  • Number 2 pencils
  • Club class rooms
  • School courtyards
  • School projects


This aesthetic is based off of being comforted by the seeing of traditional school life. The main fashion is based on wearing pretend versions of school uniforms. It's related to Kogal as both aesthetics feature Japanese school uniforms, but the main difference is that Nanchatte Seifuku tends to be more modest and conservative, encouraging knee-length skirts, covered shoulders, and long socks/stockings. Also, Kogal outfits can include modifications of a real school uniform, while Nanchatte Seifuku has to be pretend (otherwise it's just seifuku).

A common type of uniform is the sailor-suit based serafuku (セーラーふく, sailor uniform) worn by mainly middle schoolers, but other types of uniforms can also be worn.

  • School uniforms
  • Pleated tennis skirts
  • Stockings
  • Thigh/knee/ankle high socks
  • Tights
  • Headbands
  • Hair bow
  • Loose socks
  • Khaki slacks
  • Dress shoes
  • Mascot logos
  • Lace socks
  • Button up shirts
  • Scrunchies


Activities under the Schoolgirl aesthetic would be things attainable by and typical for teenagers in these types of school environments. This can include:

  • Waking up early
  • Packing lunch
  • Biking to school or catching the bus
  • Participating in clubs
  • Reading and studying
  • Having picnics with friends
  • Goofing off during study period
  • Making sure your uniform lines up with guidelines
  • Having sleepovers
  • Playing school sports


TV Shows[]

  • Angel Beats
  • Azumanga Daioh!
  • Clannad
  • Kaguya-Sama Love Is War
  • K-On!
  • Komi Can't Communicate
  • Kimi ni Todoke
  • Love Live! School Idol Project
  • Lucky Star
  • My Little Monster
  • Nichijou
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • ReLIFE
  • Sakura Gakuin SUN
  • Say I Love You
  • School Rumble
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Toradora


  • Daigaku Gurashi
  • Project SEKAI: Colorful Stage!
  • SAKURA School Simulator
  • School Girls Simulator
  • Yandere Simulator
  • BanG DREAM!



  • AKB48
  • Nogizaka46
  • Sakura Gakuin


  • "10nen Sakura" by AKB48
  • Spending all my time by Perfume
  • FRIENDS by Sakura Gakuin


External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.


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