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Softie is a group of aesthetics dedicated to going for as cutesy of a look as possible[1], putting it in a trifecta of aesthetics, alongside VSCO and E-People. It draws a lot of parallels with some of the Kawaii-centric aesthetics in Japan, but with a more subdued look compared to how over-the-top some of the looks in Japan tend to get. They are sometimes mistaken for preppies

Softgirl


Softgirl is a fashion style based on a deliberately cutesy, feminine look. It's popular among some young women on social media. It, alongside the E-Girl and VSCO Girl, has become incredibly popular on TikTok.

Visuals

Softie visuals include:

  • Soft and pastel colors
  • Pink, blue, white, and cream
  • Warm tints
  • Soft, fluffy animals
  • Clouds
  • Heart patterns
  • Flowers

Fashion

The Softgirl fashion includes elements such as:

  • Pastel colors such as peach, yellow, and others
  • Floral or heart patterns
  • Oversized sweaters
  • Cozy clothing
  • Pinafores
  • Plaid skirts
  • Hair clips
  • Gold jewelry
  • Heavy blush makeup
  • Light wash jeans
  • Crop tops
  • Tied up cardigans
  • Fillas
  • White air forces
  • Teddy Bears
  • Kawaii Stuff

Stores & Brands

Activities

  • Reading
  • Watching anime
  • Listening to/making soft music
  • Baking bread and pastries
  • Listening to music
  • Drawing
  • Staying up late talking to friends

Music

Playlists

Media

TV Shows

  • Is the Order a Rabbit
  • Himouto! Umaru Chan
  • Alice & Zouroku
  • Lucky Star
  • Flowering Heart


Dark Softgirl

Dark Softgirl is a fashion style, often seen in outfits among teenage girls. It has a very gentle, feminine look with predominantly dark colors.

Activities

  • Hanging out in the street
  • Reading
  • Watching Netflix or tv at home
  • Listening to soft music
  • Baking bread and pastries
  • Listening to piano music
  • Drinking coffee or tea everyday
  • Daydreaming
  • Stargazing

Fashion

  • Flower crowns, hairclips
  • Pendants, simple necklaces
  • Lace tops, tank tops
  • Oversized hoodies
  • Short sleeved dresses over long sleeved shirts
  • Blouses and turtlenecks
  • Cardigans
  • Cargo pants
  • Mini A-line skirts, corduroy fabric is popular
  • Trench coats
  • Scarves
  • Sneakers

Decor

  • Books
  • Plants
  • Paintings
  • Mugs
  • Big blankets
  • Oil lamps and candles
  • Moss and mossy things

Media

  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Care Bears
  • Moomin
  • Barbapapa
  • Heather - Conan Gray
  • Bunny do - Suggi
  • 2 soon - keshi
  • Mad at disney - salem ilese
  • I just - wonho
  • Lowkey- niki

Softboy

Softboys are the male equivalent of the Softgirl. They are guys who are unafraid of showing off their sensitive and artistic sides with the clothing that they choose to wear. Despite their name, the Softboy also has ties to being the perfect male counterpart to the Art Hoe.


Fashion

Unlike their Softgirl counterparts, the Softboy doesn't appear to wear many pastel colors. Instead, they choose to adopt more muted but still darker tones, but otherwise adopt a similarly vintage-themed fashion style like their Softgirl counterparts. Unlike their Softgirl counterparts, sometimes women will choose to adopt some of the fashion cues and trends associated with the Softboy look as well if they don't feel like adopting pastels into their personal color scheme.

Music

Playlists

Resources

A list of external links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.


Oceanboy

The Oceanboy (also known as Oce-boy) aesthetic can be considered to be a more laid-back and easy-going type of the Softboy aesthetic, mixed with the Blue aesthetic. This is a color and environment-based aesthetic, focusing on oceans, light, and pastel cool-tone colors.

Visual

While Oceanboy tends to still use pastels from time to time, darker, cooler color palettes are preferred. Beaches, water, or docks are all common, but not essential.

Fashion

Oceanboy tends to be a bit brighter than Softboy, as to really bring out the cooler colors. They opt for comfy, simple outfits that allow them to simultaneously look softer.

Gallery

Softgirl

Dark Softgirl

Softboy

Oceanboy

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References