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Wanderlust is an aesthetic centered around a strong desire to wander or travel and explore the world. This applies to many location-based aesthetics across the world, and can include fantasy worlds as well. Among tourists, sociologists distinguish sunlust from wanderlust as motivating forces – the former primarily seeking relaxation, the latter engagement with different cultural experiences. Wanderlust may reflect an intense urge for self-development by experiencing the unknown, confronting unforeseen challenges, getting to know unfamiliar cultures, ways of life and behaviors or may be driven by the desire to escape and leave behind depressive feelings of guilt, and has been linked to bipolar disorder in the periodicity of the attacks. In adolescence, dissatisfaction with the restrictions of home and locality may also fuel the desire to travel.

Visuals[]

  • Buildings
  • Landscape
  • Lights
  • Sightseeing
  • Oceanscapes
  • Forests
  • Fjords
  • Sunsets

Fashion[]

Due to the luxurious and vacational nature of the aesthetic, Wanderlust fashion is based on Resort and traditional vacation fashion trends. Some common elements of Wanderlust fashion include:

  • Vacation/Resort wear
  • Lace skirts and dresses
  • White dresses
  • Silky clothing
  • Pearls
  • Frills
  • Round and ruffled dresses
  • Scarves and headscarves
  • Straw hats and bags
  • Little to no accessories
  • Soft clothing, often made with linen or cotton
  • Soft colors
  • Pastel colors
  • Clothing meant to resemble local cultural fashion, but rather comes off as vacation wear

Activities[]

  • Embracing a soft and calm lifestyle
  • Escapism
  • Romanticizing different cultures and countries
  • Organizing or daydreaming of trips around the world
  • Wearing vacation wear, even when not in vacation
  • Spending time in beaches or nature
  • "Manifesting" trips around the world
  • Coping with the current socio-political status of the world

Media[]

Influencers[]

  • Sofia Richie
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Bella Hadid
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Drew Binsky

Communities[]

  • TikTok
  • Instagram
  • YouTube

TV Shows[]

  • Carmen Sandiego
  • Kino's Journey

Music[]

Voyage Voyage by Desireless

Voyage Voyage by Soap&Skin

Resources[]

Pinterest Boards[]

  • TBA

Gallery[]

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