As we know by now there are as many different subcultures, clothing styles and fashion streams as there are interested people. Some might say that you have to have specific music, game or film genre tastes to be connected to a certain subculture. But for the E-girl or E-boy to have an Internet connection and somewhat cute or alternative fashion sense is more than enough. Technically the meaning of an E-person is a young individual who basically likes being online, who derives pleasure and joy of ironic online culture and who knows that one’s hotness is directly connected with how they present oneself online. It may be achieved through some popular clothing preferences, original self-perception and all in all social media presence. E-girl or E-boy aesthetic became popular and bloomed in the 2010s mostly through Instagram and TikTok.
There are some aspects of an E-girl look which is basically genderless. It can be inspired by skater, emo or goth culture, the 1990s – 2000s fashion, all kinds of anime (especially the 80-90s` with that specific vibe), K-pop, hip hop or rap music, and rave aesthetic. As many of influences on this particular fashion as there are we can try to identify the most common features of an E-girl look.
The choice of E-girl apparel may consist of baggy, striped and oversized clothes, mesh t-shirts and mini Sailor Moon style high waist skirts
or pleated tennis skirts. Considering skirts the Egirl fashion has many interesting possibilities and combos to choose from. For instance, just basic plaid mini skirt – which can be tube type or pleated – can be transformed and improved by belt chains, belts (long or waisted) or just come in many different forms which we have in the Normcore store. Skirts with large pockets, printed or plain colored skirts and skirts with buckle straps
slim ripped denim ones or contrast-colored pants with vintage vibe – all can be successfully used in the making of an E-girl style outfit.
Cropped tops or baggy t-shirts – whether it has a cute lettered print or funny meme print it`ll fit perfectly in your outfit. Frilly sleeved, pastel colored and cute meshy blouses or whole dresses can be used as a sign of embracing Lolita-type fashion which is liked by many E-girls out there and is quite suitable for the overall vibe of this aesthetic. You can always brighten up more dark looks by adding some pop colorful elements to the outfit and stylize your look however you wish: just have some fun with dressing up.
The E-girl style, in general, may incorporate elements and ideas from Grunge inspired outfits about which you can also read here . For example, the striped or checkered patterns, layered looks and chained accessories are popular among both E-girls and Grunge folks. Familiar combinations such as thin long-sleeves with tops or cropped tops over them, sweatshirts under oversized t-shirts, baggy shirts under a t-shirt or any other variant can be found in both fashion styles. The flexibility of layers and the potential that it brings for a whole lot of options are over the top: simply by adding one element to already completed outfit, you can get two outfits in one. Soon to be classic black white striped turtleneck long-sleeve underneath loose edgy t-shirt or top is definitely a go-to look in Egirl fashion
Also the baggy oversized hoodie combined with a slim cropped top and high-waisted mini skirt can certainly put in a spotlight the cuteness of an outfit and be suitable to the whole aesthetic.
Even though the vibe of an E-girl outfit is ironic and memeable, overall intriguing side of it all could also be present and boosted up by all kinds of straps, stockings or high socks, crop tops and chockers. Also we find it important to note that crop tops are typically worn with high-waisted bottoms: skirts, pants or shorts – to make the look balanced and nice when combining tops and bottoms. Pairing high stockings with fishnet tights is quite a vibe which can help set the mood of the whole outfit. Also, those cute and anime-inspired prints on t-shirts and sweatshirts are going to show the Internet how edgy and awesome your tastes are. Honestly, it depends on each person and their preferences – you can be any E-girl or E-boy as you like as long as it`s comfortable and in any way empowering for you.
Withal, E-girl outfits tend to include chunky or combat boots or platform and high-heeled shoes as well as sneakers and edgy footwear quite often. They can be plain-colored or printed, high or low, topped up with contrast stitching – you name it. This particular line or element in Egirl fashion is very similar to Grunge aesthetic looks and has the potential to be multi-purposeful and, dare we say it, very hot.
As for accessories, there may be used all kinds of sets of cute pins, decorative chains and chained jewelry, dangled earrings, beanie hats and colorful hair clips or scrunchies. These elements can only add to the cuteness of an E-girl and her adorable vibe and style. To emphasize cute make-up of an E-girl there might be used colorful and oftentimes neon-colored hair or wigs. The make-up itself consists of very cute details such as colorful stickers, blushy or highlighted nose and pastel cheeks, colorful eyeshadows and prominent eyeliner. For a more edgy E-girl look there can be used some associated with «metal-style» edgy and rough chokers, bracelets or wristbands and the whole bunch of chained accessories. Besides it would totally fit in the look if you add some safety pins here and there
on any item in your outfit or just straight up wear some ripped and decorated with edgy pins pieces of clothing.
Remember that only your creativity and enjoyment of the whole process are keys to a successful E-girl look. As famous YouTuber Jenna Marbles once said: “E-girl style make-up is a mix of Harajuku, emo, and igari make-up” the latter of which is a Japanese makeup style imitative of a hangover.