soft girl Outfits: A complete guide to aesthetic

Last Updated on 12/09/2022 by Rashi

As the name suggests, soft girl aesthetic is all about embracing all things soft and gentle to style outfits. Think of puppies, flowers, and cotton candy. In some ways, it’s like going back to that one spring when we were kids. Do you remember hello kitty stickers, wild daisies on the sidewalks, oversized clothes (a must in Asian households -ifykyk), and the floral-scented breeze?

The soft girl aesthetic is generally full of clothing, accessories, and patterns that are comes under feminine style, with a large number of pastels, hearts, butterflies, pink blush, and cardigans (ideas below).

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a pastel color fashion mood board with pastel and neutral outfits and clothing pieces necessary for soft girl aesthetic through an infographic

Basics for the soft girl fashion

  • Prints– plaid, floral, polka dots, tie-dye, cow print, and heart prints are dominating prints for the aesthetic. Try not to stray away from the mentioned prints if you haven’t done any experimenting with the aesthetic.
  • Colors–  Pastels (seafoam green, powder blue, soft peach, butter yellow, …) are considered the main colors. However darker and brighter colors can also give off soft girl aesthetic if you know how to style outfits with the right pieces. If you’re unsure, styling just pastels and neutrals color palettes will be enough.

TIP: sage green and butter yellow are the most trendy pastel colors at the moment.

14 Soft girl aesthetic clothing ideas

  • Slip dresses– slip dresses are one of the most versatile pieces you can add to your closet. And this isn’t just for the soft girls.
  • Cropped graphic tees– For the days you are not in the mood for floral sundresses and pretty blouses but still wanna look cute as a button.
  • Corset tops– corset tops are perfect statement pieces for occasions that require extra efforts. Or even just for the days, you feel like wearing something dressier than a blouse and mom jeans.
  • Mini and tennis skirts- From feminine soft girls to edgy egirls on the gram, every aesthetic fashion lovers are styling tennis skirts and tiny hemlines for trendy outfits.
  • Camis– these y2k comeback pieces are not just easiest to style and find but they also give off major soft girl aesthetic outfits.
  • Slightly flared trousers and jeans– a more covered up option for bottoms for the colder days or if you simply do not prefer skirts.
  • Mom jeans– a more casual and comfortable approach to the soft girl aesthetic -because ‘running errands fit’ is a thing.
  • Midi dresses– when I say midi dresses while talking about soft girl clothing pieces, the outfits I have in mind consist of milkmaid dresses, sheer fabric, puffy sleeves, and ruched details.

For the colder days

Fall outfit ideas for soft girl inspiration aesthetic light academia outfits with white oversized sweater and lilac ribbed dress.
  • style Oversized sweaters and hoodies– could be only me but I think the best part about the soft girl aesthetic in fall is extra comfy clothing and outfits (look up the blog’s name again -also the outfit ideas).
  • Cardigans- now, this one’s a must-have for this pastel-perfect aesthetic. Not only is a cardigan the most trendy outfit topper but it is also the comfiest outerwear. Whether you prefer skin-fit cropped ones or chunky ones, your closet must have them.
  • Turtlenecks– Not exactly cutesy but it is the perfect piece to layer silky slip dresses and cute camis over. Moreover, they are basic essential for every closet and almost every aesthetic.
  • Sweater vests– yep. Join in all the coolest girls on Instagram with this grandpa trend booming from fall 2020.
  • Ribbed tops– these lightweight basics are not only super on point with the aesthetic but are also the best transitional pieces that aren’t going off trend any time soon.
an Indian influencer wearing a ribbed top as soft girl aesthetic fashion with a poofy ponytail.

Soft girl aesthetic accessories

  • Scrunchies– okay but do I need to explain here?
  • Bucket hats– the cutest accessory trend at the moment if you ask me. Also, an easy way to dive into the aesthetic.
  • Baguette shoulder bags– wear anything from a pastel color ribbed set to a baby doll dress, this bag makes any soft girl outfit look 2x cuter.
  • Beads– so we all know, colorful stacked beads are IT girls’ latest obsession. Whether you prefer layered or single delicate ones, it’s time to experiment.
  • Anything with cute butterflies– Pretty obvious, I know.
  • Pearl jewellery– if you do not prefer beads (or just wanna have more options), you always have classic pearls.
  • Cute phone cases– the question is, do you still not have one?
  • diamond accessories– beads and pearls may be cute but if the occasion or your mood is fancy, nothing is better than diamonds (faux ones are more glitzy, to be honest).
  • Chains– a dainty chain necklace is a must-have accessory for everyone whether you’re into soft girl aesthetic or not.
  • 00’s inspired hair clips– nope, we ain’t leaving that hair.

Soft girl aesthetic outfits to style right now

1. Monochrome outfit with aesthetic clothing ideas mentioned above

If you’re new to styling monochrome outfits, it’s the art of styling an outfit with clothing pieces and accessories of the same color family – preferably in different shades and tints.

Pick one color, pick the main piece of the outfit in that color then style the outfit around that main piece and color. You can include a different colored piece too if you feel creative. It also doesn’t include just pastel color solids. Have fun with your prints!

2. Pop of color

a sage green or pastel green cropped polo styled with cream sweater and white jeans for a soft girl aesthetic outfit.

A bit similar to monochrome styling.

  • Pick pieces in one color or color family.
  • then add a piece or an accessory in different contrasting colors against the color you initially picked.
  • It could be outerwear or a third piece like a cardigan or layered cami.
  • If you are not confident enough in your styling game, start an accessory, like a bucket hat, bag, or shoes.

3. Styling cardigan as a top

These comfy outerwear pieces can not only be styled with almost all aesthetic outfits mentioned but can also be styled as tops themselves! Pair a cropped skin fit with high-waisted jeans or tuck in an oversized one in a cute tennis skirt. You can also pair a skin-fit one with a pinafore for an even cuter look. Accessorize these outfits with bucket hats and beaded jewelry.

4. layering dresses

You must already know that colder days don’t mean goodbye to your slip dresses and dainty dresses.

Pair a turtleneck under them to spice your fit of the day. You can merge the above-mentioned outfit ideas, pop of color, or monochrome pairing for more creative styling.

Accessorize the outfit with a bucket hat and cute hair clips for a fun and flirty outfit. You can also pair the outfit with pointy-toe mules and a quilted bag, to make it look polished enough for work.

5. school girl inspired

The schoolgirl-inspired fashion, the preppy style, is most popular under the soft girl aesthetic and is super trendy everywhere -whether it is on Pinterest or Instagram. This cute light academia-inspired look is easiest to style with just a tennis skirt, crewneck, and a shirt. To make this style more on point with the aesthetic, pair cute socks, a baguette bag, and a pearl necklace. You can also make the outfit look more feminine by switching the crewneck with a cardigan.

Related: light Academia aesthetic essentials and outfit ideas for fall!

Fall outfit ideas for soft girl inspiration aesthetic light academia outfits with white oversized sweater and white jeans and beige shirt.

6. Dress layered under a cardigan

As I mentioned before, a cardigan is the best topper for soft girl outfits. And one of the most comfy and cute ways to style it would be to pair it with a feminine ribbed dress for y2k-inspired aesthetic outfits!

This outfit can be worn with strappy square-toed sandals or mules for a dressier look, and with chunky boots and sneakers for a casual look. A dress and a cardigan are such a great pairing, the outfit hardly requires any accessories. Though some pearl jewelry and/or bucket hat would make the outfit even more Instagram-worthy.

7. Cute blouse with denim

A shortcut is also here courtesy to me. Just pick the cutest blouse from your closet and pair it with white or any light-colored denim. Now, here’s the styling trick, if your blouse is wide or oversized, pair it with bootcut denim that is flared only at the bottom. And, if your blouse is skin fit, try wider pants.

an india based fashion blogger in a polko dot top with white jeans showcasing soft girl aesthetic fashion.