The Trend You Should Try Based on Your City: Are You Y2K, Barbiecore or Coastal Grandmother?

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You’ve probably heard a thing or two about various “core” trends and “aesthetics.” TikTok, in particular, has popularized different styles as inspiration for how to dress. They come and go in the blink of an eye, but there are a few at the moment that are catching people’s attention and sticking around. The likes of Barbiecore, coastal grandmother and balletcore should sound familiar. However, we know this never-ending conveyor belt of trends can feel overwhelming, so we’ve narrowed down the options for you.

Below, find 12 major fashion cities and trending aesthetics, along with garments and accessories to go with them.

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Los Angeles: Dark Academia 

I grew up in Los Angeles, so I know that plenty of fellow Angelenos yearn for real seasons. Although you can’t control the weather, you can control how you dress. If you’re craving some seasonal style, there’s no better fit than dark academia. Wear a turtleneck, trousers, a trenchcoat, ankle boots and thin frame glasses to look like you just came from the leaf-covered cobblestone streets of any New England city.

Photo: Burberry.
Photo: Burberry.



Burberry Kensington Coat $2,490

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Photo: Zara.
Photo: Zara.



Zara High-Waisted Pants $45.90

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@thealgorythm

We are embracing our chaos this summer🌞 @alyssamosley_ @zillennialgirl < more here #maximalism #weirdgirlaesthetic #trendanalysis

♬ original sound – The algorythm

New York City: Weird Girl Aesthetic

Since moving to New York City nearly a year ago, I’ve learned that New Yorkers wear what they want. As an avid people watcher, I spot a ton of unique looks on the streets and subway, which leads me to believe the weird girl aesthetic is right up any New Yorker’s alley. It’s quirky, colorful and cozy. The aesthetic takes inspiration from Y2K and Harajuku, including lots of mismatched knitwear and textures. With fall upon us, what better way to dress than in multicolor cardigans, beanies and leg warmers?

Photo: BDG.
Photo: BDG.



BDG Ivana Spliced Fuzzy Cardigan $109

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Photo: JQWSVE.
Photo: JQWSVE.



JQWSVE Fluffy Tote Bag $13.99

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Boston: Tenniscore

Calling all Bostonians: It’s time to swap your flannels and boat shoes for pleated skirts and polos. New England is known for its preppy style, so why not elevate it? Tenniscore is giving “I just won my match and sipped mimosas at the country club.”

Photo: Alo Yoga.
Photo: Alo Yoga.



Alo Yoga Varsity Tennis Skirt $72

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Photo: L.L.Bean.
Photo: L.L.Bean.



L.L.Bean Boat and Tote $34.95

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Miami: Barbiecore

Miami seems to be all about having a good time. The city is vibrant, loud and an all-around party, which is why I’ve assigned Barbiecore to it. Head-to-toe hot pink just feels right.

Photo: Amanda Uprichard.
Photo: Amanda Uprichard.



Amanda Uprichard Samba Mini Dress $251

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Photo: Versace.
Photo: Versace.



Versace Satin Platform Pumps $1,575

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@ccaammrryynn

loving this aesthetic so much 🩰 comment which one you want to see next 💌 as always everythinng is in my bi0 #balletcore #pinterest #amazonfinds #amazonfashion #ballerinacore #softgirlaesthetic #moodboard #balletaesthetic

♬ Stargirl Interlude – The Weeknd

Paris: Balletcore

The city of romance gets balletcore because the aesthetic features voluminous skirts and wrap sweaters mixed with light colors and ballet flats—a foolproof style for your next fling.

Photo: Urban Outfitters.
Photo: Urban Outfitters.



Urban Outfitters Lucia Wrap Cardigan $34.99 (was $69)

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Photo: Miu Miu.
Photo: Miu Miu.



Miu Miu Logo Print Ballerina Shoes $950

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London: Indie Sleaze

Kate Moss and Alexa Chung are your go-to British fashion icons for indie sleaze. Tousle your hair, smudge your eyeliner and throw on a studded leather jacket, tiny denim shorts, a necktie and a fedora. Whether you’re going out on the town or to a music festival, you’ll look like you just rolled out of bed but in a chic, edgy way.

Photo: Banana Republic.
Photo: Banana Republic.



Banana Republic Flannel Vest $70 (was $100)

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Photo: Treasure &amp; Bond.
Photo: Treasure & Bond.



Treasure & Bond Felt Panama Hat $19.60 (was $49)

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@christxiee

Fashion repeats itself but repeats with improvements 👙👗#fyp#relatable#funny#y2k#fashion#comedy

♬ International Super Spy – dylan

Barcelona: Y2K

When I think of Barcelona, my mind goes to sipping sangria until sunrise, indulging in endless tapas and laying out on the beach. Y2K has that young, wild and free feel to it. Think micro mini skirts, low-rise cargo pants, baby tees, baguette shoulder bags and platform sandals.

Photo: Urban Outfitters.
Photo: Urban Outfitters.



Urban Outfitters Esther Bear It Baby Tee $35

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Photo: BDG.
Photo: BDG.



BDG Sydney Printed Low-Rise Skirt $69

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Florence: Coastal Grandmother

Florence gets coastal grandmother because it’s simple, put-together and sophisticated. Crisp button-downs and striped sweaters is just what you need to look like you’re on vacay mode 24/7.

Photo: Everlane.
Photo: Everlane.



Everlane The Boxy Oxford $80

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Photo: Everlane.
Photo: Everlane.



Everlane The Linen Way-High Drape Pant $118

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@kikom0on

pov: you bumped into a forest fairy

♬ son original – pop

Tokyo: Fairycore

Street style in Tokyo often gravitates toward sharp lines and cuts as well as bold colors and patterns. Perhaps it’s time to soften up with fairycore. Pastel and earthy tones, poofy dresses, corset details and bow accents are dreamy AF and the perfect contrast for this bright, bustling city.

Photo: ASTR The Label.
Photo: ASTR The Label.



ASTR The Label Marietta Minidress $148

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Photo: NAISIER.
Photo: NAISIER.



NAISIER Butterfly Claw Clips $15.99 (was $21.99)

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Las Vegas: Regencycore

Las Vegas is a city of grandeur, so it only makes sense that you try regencycore. Go full glam and get ready to drip in jewels down the Strip.

Photo: Lavish Alice.
Photo: Lavish Alice.



Lavish Alice Embellished Corset Jacket $210

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Photo: Norma Kamali.
Photo: Norma Kamali.



Norma Kamali Long Gloves $90

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@dreasdoodles

dressing like 🌈 & ☀️ for the next 30 days… let’s see how this goes 🤷🏻‍♀️ #latinastiktok #dopaminesdressing #ootd #outfitchallenge #artistatiktok

♬ About Damn Time – Lizzo

San Franciso: Dopamine Dressing

San Francisco fashion seems to run the gamut, but I have a feeling dopamine dressing is just what you need if you’re used to wearing hard clothes in your techy 9-to-5.

Photo: Bardot/Revolve.
Photo: Bardot/Revolve.



Bardot x Revolve Sandie Blazer $139

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Photo: Jeffrey Campbell.
Photo: Jeffrey Campbell.



Jeffrey Campbell Chauffeur Feather Mule $135

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@ave.abe

so I was just going through Pinterest and discovered something, AND I HAD TO SHARE #cabincore #cabin #lecreuset #aesthetic #pinterest #fyp

♬ Loom – Zach Bryan

Portland: Cabincore

Portland is the perfect setting for flannels, chunky sweaters, beanies and Birkenstock Boston Clogs. You’ll blend right in with the pretty fall leaves and snowy mountains.

Photo: Barbour.
Photo: Barbour.



Barbour Avondale Fair Isle Wool Sweater $170

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Photo: Birkenstock.
Photo: Birkenstock.



Birkenstock Boston Clog $170

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