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

But do you think of yourself as a #VSCOgirl? Take this BuzzFeed test to find out!

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