What Is A 'VSCO Girl'? And How You Can Be One

Natasha Patel , 19 Sep 2019

I’ve said this before and will stick by this statement—the Internet in 2019 is the weirdest and most interesting place to be. With trending Instagram challenges and a whole lot of slimy glitter play, the Gen Z subculture never fails to amuse and leave us wanting more. Now, if you’re familiar with this trendy hashtag culture, there’s a new term on the block that’s spreading like wildfire and that’s, #VSCOGirl.

But who and what is a VSCO girl?

Before I tell you what the typical girl is like, VSCO (known as VSCOcam) is a popular photo editing app that a lot of Influencers and Instagrammers use to edit their photos. Earlier on, “VSCO girl” was just a term used to describe a girl who uses this editing app.

According to Urban Dictionary, a VSCO girl:

Wears oversized t-shirts or sweatshirt with Nike shorts. Has Vans, Crocs, Birks, and wears a shell necklace. She also wears tube tops and Jean shorts. She always has a hydroflask. She can’t leave home without a scrunchie and her favorite car is a jeep.

From what I’ve gathered after scrolling through the internet, here are some attributes to describe a VSCO Girl:

  • they’re your typical “basic” cool-girl
  • they care for the environment and fellow females
  • they give importance to their online “aesthetic” 
  • they stack up on metal or paper straws
  • they always have a scunchie on their wrist
  • shells and braided friendship bracelets are the only “jewellery” on them
  • their laptop is always covered with stickers
  • they’re always in hoodies and baggy tees and sweatshirts
  • they love a good “positive” feel-good quote
  • they don’t shy away from crocs

Yeah, the list is pretty long, but you get the drift…

The basic VSCO girl

The edgy VSCO girl

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