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The Rise of The VSCO Girl


The VSCO girl starter pack.

“VSCO GIRL-  / vis-koh gurl / 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.” – Urban Dictionary

The photo editing app VSCO has accumulated a very large following from adolescent girls (and boys) that are desperately trying to fit social standards, yet failing miserably. However, just downloading the app won’t help you achieve the full VSCO look. There are a few steps involved when trying to own the trend. 

Step One: The VSCO App 

This may be the most irrelevant and least important step to becoming a VSCO girl. Although this is where the trend originated, it has become futile to the transformation.

Step Two: The Attire 

To be the ultimate VSCO girl, there are some trademarked items that need to be added to your wardrobe. First of all, Nike Pro shorts (two sizes too small) are important to show off your fake tanned legs. Oversized t-shirts from vacations, whether you’ve been there or not, and brands like Vineyard Vines and Youtube merch are vital to wear with your shorts. The shoe options are limited, only Crocs, Birks or slip-on Vans will be permitted.

Step Three: Accessories 

Your choice of accessories are just as important as your clothing. A true VSCO girl wears at least two scrunchies on her wrist, but it is essential to never actually use them as hair ties. Friendship bracelets and Pura Vida bracelets are a must as well, along with way too many ankle bracelets. There can never be too many bracelets. Shell necklaces can be found around the necks of any worthy VSCO girl, but the most important accessory to the look is without a doubt … the HydroFlask. Once a reputable water bottle brand that prides itself on the ability to keep ice water cold for 12 full hours is now the mascot for the VSCO girl lifestyle.

Step Four: The Attitude

Now that you know how to look like a VSCO girl, you have to know how to act like one. You must constantly say things like “sksksksk” or “and I oop” at the most inappropriate times. Your only hopes and dreams are to own a Jeep and to take the best aesthetically pleasing photos to upload onto your multitude of social media profiles.

Last but not least, you need to step all over people who aren’t like you because you are the best. After all, being a VSCO girl IS the best.