Capture The Chaotic 'Star Girl' Aesthetic With These Tips

If you've ever dreamed of going on tour, being a celebrity, or exploring new cities every night, the latest aesthetic to hit social media might be for you. The chaotic "star girl" trend encourages you to embrace your inner rockstar and become the main character of your story. While the exact origins of the term remain unclear, the aesthetic has been linked to the popular songs "Starboy" and "Stargirl Interlude" by The Weeknd thanks to posts on social media.

Users on TikTok have used "Starboy" as audio to interpret the trend, with a video from @aestheticcvids becoming one of many references on how the overall aesthetic should feel. Much like Lana del Rey, who features in the "Stargirl Interlude" track, the trend evokes an air of sensuality and power with a bit of an edge. The star girl takes life into her own hands and shines above the crowd, so her look should be no different.

Build off of Y2K basics

Every show-stopping star girl outfit begins with the basics. Items that were popular in the early 2000s, such as a fitted t-shirt, a denim skirt, or low-rise denim, can easily fit this aesthetic when paired with the right items. For example, @mariekitsova showcases on Instagram how she made her basics perfectly fit the aesthetic by wearing a black bra under a white fitted top, a low-rise black mini skirt, and multiple Y2K accessories.

Layer with a variety of textures

Layering your outfits can be a great fashion choice even on non-chilly days. Using different textures to layer your clothing can add a new dimension to your outfit. Many star girls opt for a more edgy, "party girl" look that layering can provide. For example, imagine throwing on your partner's oversized button-up over your outfit the morning after a night out.

Add in shine

The name "star girl" implies a desire to add sparkle to one's appearance whenever possible. For a night-out look as a star girl, consider strategically incorporating shine into your outfit. While a fully sparkling outfit can sometimes come across as a costume, adding a shining skirt or metallic top can be eye-catching without being too over-the-top.

Grunge accessories

No star girl look is complete without accessories. Many star girl looks rely on Y2K grunge accessories to make the aesthetic clear. Some common accessories used to achieve this look include choker necklaces, tiny '90s sunnies, and black knee-high boots. These accessories, paired with even the most basic clothing, make it clear that you possess main-character star girl energy.

Simple yet sultry hair and makeup

An on-the-go star doesn't have the time to perfect their hair and makeup each day, especially after a late night out. Instead, they often sport tousled curls from the night before and smudged makeup. You can recreate this look by purposely leaving your hair messier than normal and avoiding heavy face makeup. Instead, create a natural smokey eye look and apply a darker shade of lipstick.