Everything you need to know about the new trend of ‘22: Light Academia
What is Light Academia?
Light Academia is a fashion aesthetic derived from the subculture of celebrating Academic style and intellectual student life. The Light Academia style highlights European art, culture, history and architecture inspirations through the subtle use of classic details on clothes that are synonymous with formality in a modern academic situation.
Light Academia’s key items you cannot miss
See a neutral and light colour palette utilised for this theme, with notable whites, creams, beiges, and browns in their tints and shades in plain or plaid: chestnut, cinnamon, coffee, amber, cocoa... In terms of garments, visit scholarly and formal items such as blouses or shirts, felted coats, tailored slacks or skirts; or soft vests, sweaters, and knitted cardigans. Accessories are minimal but not limited to subtle gold accessories, brown belts, high boots or leather bags.
How to style Light Academia
Choose tops with subtle details like frills, bows, or ties to add femininity to the outfit. Silk, cotton, and linen add a soft and light texture to the desired easy silhouette.
Similarly, choose skirts with subtle design, highlighting simplicity and comfort. Details such as pleats or gathers can add a definition to the outfit.
Opt for pants with relaxed fit and minimal design. Tailored styles can add formality for more serious and special occasions.
Aim for jackets or blazers that are not too structured for a softer overall silhouette. Don’t hesitate to go for tweed or felted to add in textures.
Go for dresses with scholarly features such as collar, buttons, and inspirations from European historical eras (corset, blouson, frills and gatherings…) with brown details for a complete simple style.
Mix and match photos
- Top and skirt
- Top and pants
Why should you be a Light Academia lady?
Light Academia is an easy style to pull because you can be as simple as you want with a few key items. Wear the style to school, museum or art gallery trips, bookshops or cafés, or anywhere that you love.
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