The app that started it all; girls take over VSCO

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The app that started it all; girls take over VSCO

A perfect example of “VSCO girls” 	Caroline Trollope, Bella Monea, and Riley Hearn,  juniors, enjoy lunch with their oversized T-shirts, Birkenstocks and Hydroflasks.

A perfect example of “VSCO girls” Caroline Trollope, Bella Monea, and Riley Hearn, juniors, enjoy lunch with their oversized T-shirts, Birkenstocks and Hydroflasks.

Miah Thirion

A perfect example of “VSCO girls” Caroline Trollope, Bella Monea, and Riley Hearn, juniors, enjoy lunch with their oversized T-shirts, Birkenstocks and Hydroflasks.

Miah Thirion

Miah Thirion

A perfect example of “VSCO girls” Caroline Trollope, Bella Monea, and Riley Hearn, juniors, enjoy lunch with their oversized T-shirts, Birkenstocks and Hydroflasks.

Hayley Smith, staff writer

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“VSCO girls”, known for their beachy style with a preppy twist, have completely taken over the internet and social media. The typical “VSCO girl” wears an oversized T-shirt, a pair of vans, a scrunchie on her wrist, and carries a hydro flask covered in certain stickers that describe her basic, feminine personality.

The term “VSCO girl” comes from the popular photo-editing app VSCO, released in 2011. The app offers a variety of different filters and effects to edit pictures and upload them to a personalized profile.

When released, the VSCO app’s main intention was for artists and photographers to share their work, but now the app has become overruled by teenage girls perfecting their aesthetic pictures for their “feed.” Over the past year, people began to notice that teen girls who used VSCO had a lot of the same specific items. These collections of items, such as Hydroflasks, scrunchies, and vans, became the basis for the commonly-used term “VSCO girl”.

“It’s my style that makes me a ‘VSCO girl.’ I dress basic like every other girl on the internet. I love Brandy Melville, my Vans, scrunchies, and fun bracelets,” said Whitley Burns, a senior.

“VSCO girls” are mainly recognized for their “beachy with a preppy twist” clothing style. The clothing store Brandy Melville, found only online or in certain states, is a popular brand that fits the specific “VSCO girl” style. At Brandy Melville, girls can purchase basic T-shirts and tank tops, cargo pants, plaid skirts, and trendy jewelry. The clothing sizes are one size fits all. Brandy Melville also is home to the infamous star choker, which quite a few “VSCO girls” wear.

“Most of my clothes come from Brandy Melville, Lululemon, Urban Outfitters, and Pacsun,” said Karina Schuster, a freshman.

Scrunchies are another one of the many essentials of a “VSCO girl”.

A scrunchie is a strong rubber band wrapped in a fabric that’s colored and textured. Some “VSCO girls” use them to put their hair up, but most of them just keep one around their wrist like a bracelet.

Francesca’s, a boutique found in malls across the country, sells packs of five velvet scrunchies for $7. Another option for purchasing scrunchies is Amazon. For only $14, a pack of forty velvet scrunchies can be ordered and delivered within a week. This option provides girls with a large variety of colored scrunchies for a very cheap price.

“If she’s a ‘VSCO girl’ she’s most certainly wearing a scrunchie on her wrist,” said Lana Jones, a senior.

Along with clothing styles, a typical “VSCO girl” has a theme to her bedroom as well. “VSCO girls” tend to follow a very minimalistic yet charming style when it comes to decor.

Typically, a “VSCO girls”“ room will mainly consist of white with colorful accents in different places. The colorful accents will most likely fall under a theme, such as the beach.

A “VSCO girl” also probably has a full-length mirror covered in stickers from Redbubble, an app used to create and purchase stickers. In the end, the overall style and look of a “VSCO girl” room varies amongst each girl.

“In my room, I have a tapestry, lights and pictures on my wall,” said Karina Schuster, a freshman.

Since the “VSCO girl” only became popular on the internet recently, there are still a number of people who aren’t familiar with the growing trend.

“I don’t know what a ‘VSCO girl’  is,” said Jackie Kelleher, a security guard, “but I think it’s funny that all the same styles that we used to wear in high school are coming back.”

The “VSCO girl”, mixing current and older styles, is the newest fashion trend for girls.

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