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E-Girl Aesthetic Glasses We’re Loving

Jamie Mendiola

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Jamie Mendiola

Updated: 20 July 2024 •  
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Ever heard of the e-girl aesthetic but didn’t really know what it is?
 
Think of it as alternative vibes with a cutesy, anime-inspired flair.
 
The e-girl aesthetic has been making its rounds on the Internet and for good reason. It’s fun, it’s fresh, and there are lots of ways to play with it.
 
If we’ve got your attention, scroll down to dive into the fascinating world of the e-girl aesthetic, and find out how you can make it yours with the perfect pair of glasses.
 

But first, what’s the e-girl aesthetic?

e-boys and e-girls aesthetics

The e-girl aesthetic has become popular on online platforms like TikTok, Twitch, and Tumblr. Source: NYLON

 
This trend started making its rounds in the fashion world in the late 2010s.
 
It was particularly popular on platforms like TikTok, Twitch, and Tumblr.
 
From an outsider’s point of view, this style may come across as a mish mash of different elements.
 
You’ll see elements of emo, scene, and goth fashion, balanced out by Japanese street chic and K-pop trends.
 
In some ways, it’s Gen Z’s evolved answer to the ‘VSCO girls’ aesthetic, which is all about sunshine hipster energy.
 
An e-girl or e-boy goes in the complete opposite direction by wearing a blend of alternative and grunge pieces.
 
In terms of hair and accessories, e-girls favor vibrant hair colors and oversized, geek chic glasses.
 
Faux freckles, heavy ‘drunk blush’, and under-eye stamps paired with winged eyeliner are also commonly seen as part of the aesthetic.
 

What the e-girl aesthetic looks like in glasses

The best way to get a grasp on what the e-girl aesthetic is all about is to see it in action.
 
Here are some celebrities who have taken the aesthetic and made it their own:
 

Doja Cat

 
Doja Cat wears big bold glasses for the e-girl aesthetic

Doja Cat mixes streetwear into her take on the e-girl aesthetic with a graphic weather, oversized glasses, and huge hoop earrings. Source: IMDB

 

Back in 2019, Doja Cat put the e-girl aesthetic on the mainstream radar by demonstrating how to nail the look on the daily in a YouTube video for Vogue.
 
With her bubblegum pink hair, faux freckles, and flirty lashes, the look came straight out of an e-girl manual.
 
Whether she’s on or off-duty, you’ll spot Doja Cat donning winged eyeliner matched with big, bold spectacles.
 
She doesn’t hesitate to explore all eyewear shapes and materials, from clear, geometric glasses to tinted oversized frames.
 

Billie Eilish

 
Billie Eilish wears neon green glasses for the e-girl aesthetic

Billie Eilish in her signature neon green look, complete with split-dyed neon hair, glasses, and hoodie. Source: Variety

 
If we’re talking about how to make bright colors work for the e-girl aesthetic, Billie Eilish will undoubtedly be a part of the conversation.
 
The singer-songwriter first made a splash on the pop music scene with hits like ‘bad guy’ and ‘when the party’s over’, as well as her love for pastel and neon hair colors and oversized, brightly colored clothing.
 
If you want to steal her look, neon-colored glasses in oversized silhouettes will be just what you need.
 

Emma Langevin

 
Emma Langevin with split dyed hair and heart shaped sunglasses for the e-girl aesthetic

Emma Langevin is the epitome of e-girl chic with split-dyed hair and heart-shaped sunglasses. Source: AggroChat

 
Aside from pop stars, Internet celebrities like Emma Langevin can also attribute part of their fame to their eclectic style and personality.
 
She was the cover girl for songs like ‘E-GIRLS ARE RUINING MY LIFE’ and ‘#BrooklynBloodPop!’, which made her the unofficial poster girl for the aesthetic.
 
In her videos, you can see her sporting split-dyed hair, piercings, and chunky, layered jewelry.
 
She also gravitates towards oversized sunglasses in cute shapes like hearts.
 

Niki Nihachu

 
Niki wears nerdy chic frames for the e-girl aesthetic

Niki wearing her signature look for streaming: nerdy chic frames, winged eyeliner, and a cozy sweater. Source: Sportskeeda

 

Another Internet personality often associated with the e-girl aesthetic is Niki, better known online as just Nihachu.
 

Known for her gaming content, Niki is also popular for her cute and casual style, which often feature her nerdy chic glasses.
 
As you can tell by now, glasses are essential to mastering the e-girl aesthetic, so here are the three types of eyewear you’ll need.
 

1. Oversized glasses

These glasses are an effortless way to make your outfit appear more interesting while adding a touch of cuteness.
 
Plus, they’re flattering for most face shapes.
 
Since dramatic eye makeup is such a major component of the e-girl aesthetic, oversized frames also enable you to show it off more.
 
An oversized cat-eye frame like the Blueming frames accentuates your eyes while being easy to coordinate with any outfit thanks to its black and gold color scheme.
 
Just put on a monochromatic black outfit and stack on gold accessories, and you’ve got yourself a lowkey yet unmistakably e-girl look.

 

 

For something with a more classic vibe, try out the Billie with a square frame.
 
These have a gold-plastic temple that look both retro and modern at the same time.
 
Its temple tips are also covered with acetate, ensuring a comfortable, slip-free wearing experience.
 

 

Alternatively, you can opt for something in a darker, grungier palette with the red and gold Queenie frames.
 
The color combo is unique yet versatile, making it easy to match them to your outfit.
 

 

2. Nerdy chic glasses

For a look that says curious intellect and Gen Z all at once, nerdy chic glasses are where it’s at.
 
For starters, look at these black Jake eyeglasses.
 
With its rounded lenses and sleek aviator design, it blends timeless elegance and nerdy chic in one effortlessly cool package.
 
As a bonus, these have silicone nose pads that make them much comfier to wear throughout the day.
 

 

For something that forces you to step out of your comfort zone, these square Mint eyeglasses will be just the thing.
 
Made out of durable acetate material in a pink tortoiseshell hue with flecks of green, it fits right into a typical e-girl aesthetic palette with just the right amount of nerdy chic.
 

 
The last entry in our nerdy chic list are these too-cool-for-school Oscar with a transparent frame and vintage tortoiseshell temples.
 
These specs seamlessly combine nerd, scene, and Y2K elements.
 
Plus, it’s easy to match these with any outfit, thanks to the clear design.
 

 

3. Bold-colored frames

The e-girl aesthetic is all about exploring your playful side.

 
That’s why you should never shy away from bold and bright colors, whether it’s your hair dye or your spectacles.

 
If you’re a bit intimidated by the thought of something other than black and white, don’t worry. A pair of glasses is one of the easiest ways to dip into color.
 
If you vibe with Billie Eilish’s look, get it in an instant with the square Tim frames.
 
Tinted in eye-catching green, these glasses also have the option of clip-on sunglasses so you can transition between the indoors and outdoors.
 

 
Take your OOTD to the next level with the Insight eyeglasses.
 
Flaunting an electric shade of purple, they’ll go well with an equally bold makeup look that plays up your eyes.

 

 

If red’s more your speed, check out these Giselle frames.

 
The cranberry red makes it the perfect showstopper for a night out, especially dark, vampy lips and dramatic winged eyeliner.

 

 

Step out of your comfort zone with the e-girl aesthetic

The e-girl aesthetic is a captivating blend of various elements, from punk to emo to soft grunge.
 
It’s playful, eye-catching, and just fun to experiment with.
 
Now that you’ve got the crash course in the e-girl aesthetic, it’s time to put your own spin on it.
 
Alternatively, explore different styles and trends through a pair of aesthetic eyeglasses on Mouqy.
 

Jamie Mendiola
Jamie is a writer and non-profit volunteer advocating for mental health. When not typing up a storm at work, you'll find her binge-watching Netflix or meditating like Yoda.

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