A must-try style for the new GEN Z generation! Learn the DARK ACADEMIA style essentials and become a dark college girl!
It's an irresistible mix of pure and dark college style!
Being a Gen Z girl means being bold and trying new things, especially when it comes to dressing in different styles to create a diverse look that will make you and others feel fresh. While we have already introduced you to the Coastal Grandmother fashion style that has been trending on Tik Tok, there is another style that is influencing Gen Z girls, and that is Dark Academia, which has been gaining a lot of exposure on Instagram. If you're not familiar with this new fashion term, read on!
Initially a fusion of religion, literature, Goethe, British aristocracy, and academies, the Dark Academia style emerged in Europe in the 1930s and 50s. It was later extended to refer to a dark, romantic aesthetic, which was even used in fashion.
What is the best way to create a Dark Academia look? Start with the keyword 'dark'. Choose a subdued and understated color palette, such as black, grey, navy, and brown. The overall outfit can be British retro-style college-style clothing, and if it is more advanced, it can be a Renaissance-style vest. The most common pattern in the Dark Academia look is the check pattern, which gives a more layered look than a single color.
Take a look at the Dark Academia looks from fashionistas and try a knitted vest, cardigan, double-breasted jacket with plaid flared trousers, and a plaid skirt to mix and match for a simple, yet personalized, dark academy look.