Guide to Vaporwave Aesthetic Outfits & Accessories
Hero design by Etsy: OddlyModestDesigns
Vaporwave is an aesthetic that was born out of the late 2010s and has since become highly popular because it got a revival along with the whole package of Y2K aesthetics.
The vaporwave aesthetic is all about celebrating dreamy retro vibes, neon colors on dark backgrounds, and carefree street fashion.
What better way to express these things than through your clothes? Let’s take a look at how you can use vaporwave clothing to create the perfect outfit.
The Vibe of Vaporwave Aesthetics
The vaporwave aesthetic is all about dreamy atmosphere - but the kind of dreamy you get in a club. So, the base of a vaporwave outfit is always dark but offset with neon colors, and sometimes with prints in that retro futuristic mood.
It’s a wild mix. A lot of classic ‘80s neon style, some heavy influence from music and then the streetwear elements like oversized fits, colorful prints, bold patterns and flashy accessories like neon marble nails.
It can be a lot of fun if you are into streetwear but not necessarily into how seriously it sometimes takes itself.
Key Garments for Vaporwave Outfits
These would be oversized print t-shirts, some retro print pants with a high waistline, bright-colored sandals, and maybe some statement accessories like chunky rings or necklaces.
You can also add in more subtle elements like denim jackets or windbreakers, but then you might already have these in your wardrobe.
Much more inspo further down below!
Print tee from Etsy: RetrowaveFinds
The tiny dancer bag via CARBON38
10+ Vaporwave Outfits from Indie Vendors
Print top from Etsy: BLPblpClothingCo
Digital art via Etsy: podcreative
Dreamy neon fitness two-piece from Etsy: FitPrestige
Neon marble press-ons from Etsy: SpaceWitchNails
Print tee from Etsy: BLPblpClothingCo
Neon ombre press-ons from Etsy: SpaceWitchNails
Digital artwork from Etsy: SpiritArtImages
How to Make a Plain Outfit Vaporwave
If you already have some clothes in your closet that don’t quite fit the bill but could be turned into something more fitting for the vaporwave aesthetic, there are some easy ways to do so.
For example, if you want to make a plain black dress more “vaporwavey” consider adding some bright colored accessories such as bags or jewelry.
Then, layer different pieces together—like pairing a simple white t-shirt with a pair of high-waisted jeans—to create an interesting visual effect that still captures the essence of the vaporwave look.
Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different textures and patterns (think floral prints with neon color blocks).
Put together correctly, vaporwave outfits can be incredibly eye-catching! By combining key garments such as oversized t-shirts and denim shorts with statement accessories like chunky rings or necklaces you can easily achieve this unique style without breaking the bank. Additionally, if you have any existing items in your wardrobe that don’t quite fit this look yet but could be transformed into something more suitable – try layering them up together or adding colorful accessories for a creative twist on classic styles! With just these few tips plus your own imagination – you too can achieve the perfect vaporwave aesthetic through your outfits!