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Office Siren is an aesthetic and fashion trend beginning on TikTok in late 2023 and early 2024, taking inspiration from the 90s and 2000s, Corporate culture and luxury brands.

It's meant to be sleek and mysterious yet nerdy. The occupations of an Office Siren include roles such as a lawyer, a librarian, secretary, etc.

This trend has also been called Bayonettacore on social media, as the fictional character Bayonetta has been inspiration for the trend.

History[]

The style is largely inspired by Bella Hadid, an incredibly famous model known for her street style. In her day-to-day life, she wears glasses, and in her affinity for 2000s fashion, wears glasses with the same qualities as those era's styles.

Miu Miu, the designer brand, also influenced the aesthetic. Their F/W 2023 fashion show was largely based on the concept of combining bookish and dull office clothing (such as beige cardigans) with sexy elements such as sheer skirts.

On TikTok, there was also a trend of basing outfits on movies and television. Because of The Devil Wears Prada's notoriety as a movie with amazing fashion, many people began to notice Serena, an employee at the magazine, having this elegant and professional style.

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Serena, from The Devil Wears Prada

The origin of the name began after Asia Bieuville, a fashion student and TikTok creator, said, "She's '90s and 2000s Calvin Klein archive, Dolce & Gabbana, and Ralph Lauren. She's the office siren." In her video, she codifies the specific garments utilized in this aesthetic and shows examples. The phrase "Bayonetta glasses" was also used in the video.[1]

Because of this, people also associate this style with Bayonetta from the eponymous video game. She would be an influence in that she too wears 2000s-style rectangular glasses and is a sexual character, often wearing fetishy fabrics.

Fashion[]

The fashion of an office siren is largely monochrome, with all-black outfits being popular. However, some dark reds or browns may appear.

In terms of styling, the balance of professionalism and sexiness varies, but both motifs must be present. For example, an outfit may show no skin, but the silhouette is more form-fitting and the hair and make-up can be more tousled. Alternatively, a going-out outfit may show cleavage, but a blazer and neat hair serves as contrast.

  • Khakis
  • Button downs
  • Pleated skirts
  • Pencil skirts
  • Cardigans
  • Plaid
  • Slingbacks

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

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