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15 ~Aesthetic~ Soft Girl Outfit Ideas You’re Totally Gonna Love

The dreamy vibe is just *chef's kiss*!
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If you’re like most people at madalas kang tumambay sa TikTok, you would notice that a lot of styles have been cropping up recently. There’s Y2K, cottagecore, e-girl, and of course, the aesthetic that we’ll be ~*dissecting*~ today: soft girl.

So, what exactly is the soft girl aesthetic?

Though it gained its popularity through Tiktok, it’s believed that the soft girl aesthetic dates back to the 2010s—the early Tumblr days. Put simply, soft girls aim to present a very feminine look—translated in outfits that give off an overall dreamy, girly vibe.

What kind of clothing do you need for this style?

A soft girl’s closet is composed of tennis skirts, sweater vests, cardigans, baby tees, and basically anything with pastel tones. As for accessories, staples include quirky hair clips, barrettes, baguette bags, and the iconic white cloth headband.

If you’ve been wanting to try the soft girl aesthetic but don’t know where to start, here are 15 outfits you can try:

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Soft Girl Outfits to Try in 2021

  1. Put the “soft” in soft girl with light fabrics. Try this pink oversized cardigan that adds a cozy vibe to any outfit.

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  2. Baby tees = an instant baby girl vibe! Level up this basic item with a cute baguette bag.

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  3. You know what’s soft? Clouds! This is probably why this print is famous among soft girls.

  4. Basic doesn’t have to mean boring—merge style and comfort with this ribbed pastel tank top and mom jeans combo. Add a few layered necklaces to complete the look.

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  5. Exude feminine energy with off-shoulder tops with a sheer sleeve.

  6. Borrow some notes from the Y2K aesthetic with a lace-trimmed tank top and a low-waist denim skirt.

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  7. Cardigans are a staple in any soft girl’s wardrobe—bonus points if it’s in a pretty pastel color! You can also add a Parisian touch to the usual cardigan + white jeans combo with a pearl necklace and a paperboy hat.

  8. Even though pastel is a common theme seen in the soft girl aesthetic, you can still pair it with bright colors. Orange and baby pink is an unexpected combo that surely looks good!

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  9. Plaid is another print common in the soft girl aesthetic. Check out this pretty pair of pastel green plaid trousers with cute pink flowers on them!

  10. ICYDK, puff sleeves aren’t limited to cottagecore outfits—when worn in a pastel hue and a feminine cut (like this baby doll dress, for example), it still fits right into the soft girl aesthetic!

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  11. Admit it: You have at least one tennis skirt outfit pinned on your Pinterest board. Rightfully so—it’s a wardrobe staple that’s emerged in the past couple of years! Top it off with a ribbed button-down shirt and a white headband for the textbook soft girl fit.

  12. As mentioned earlier, the soft girl aesthetic is all about exuding feminine energy, and wearing lace is a fool-proof way to do so.

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  13. Cop this knitted sweater vest to show how much you love hearts! Also, green and pink are a no-fail color combo since they are complementary colors.

  14. This lilac and pastel yellow daisy print sweater set is totally TDF!

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  15. And last but not the least, who can forget the so-called soft girl skirt. The plaid bodycon skirt is a sure staple in any soft girl’s closet!


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