Everything You Need to Know About the New Mermaid Core Aesthetic
Updated: Aug 5
Chances are, if you grew up a total devote to Aquamarine or seriously binged Mako Mermaids, you are familiar with the dazzling aesthetic 2023 now calls “mermaid core”. The pearls, shells and plethoric sprinkles of blue, teal and occasional shades of purple all encapsulate this aesthetic, with the unique touch of earthy and water odes. And if you're clueless about what this aesthetic is and how to adopt it into your wardrobe, then look no further!
To make it easier for you to navigate this aesthetic, I made a Pinterest board including all the accessories and outfit inspiration you could need! Check it out here!
What is the Mermaid Core Aesthetic?
The key component of the mermaid core aesthetic is to incorporate aspects of the water and aquatic life into ordinary apparel and design. So if you're thinking along the lines of blue, teal and purple shades, you're on the right track! That is one of the things I love about this aesthetic, it is genuinely easy to incorporate into your style without demanding unique one-time pieces, much like other trends do. This aesthetic also calls an ode to very natural elements of aquatic life, such as sea shells, pearls, stones, flowers, etc. Accessories such as pearl necklaces, anything beaded, or simple gold chain necklaces and bracelets go hand in hand with this aesthetic. In general, Mermaid-inspired clothing and accessories often feature seashells, pearls, and other aquatic elements, which add a touch of whimsy and playfulness to the aesthetic.
Why Is This Aesthetic So Popular?
The mermaid aesthetic has become popular in fashion because it offers a unique and eye-catching look that many people find appealing. This aesthetic often immerses itself in vibrant and pastel colours, sheer and shimmery fabric and intricate patterns and designs incorporating various elements of nature. The mermaid aesthetic's popularity might also be due to its versatility. Fashion designers and lovers can experiment with many styles and interpretations of the mermaid aesthetic, which ranges from elegant and classy to whimsical and fun.
Okay, now that I've gotten you hooked (see what I did there) on this aesthetic, let's discuss the basics of what this aesthetic entails:
1. Color Palette
This aesthetic's color scheme is characterized by a variety of cold, subdued tones that mirror the ocean's natural hues.
Shades of blue, green, and purple are some of the colors that are most frequently utilized in the Mermaid Core aesthetic. From light pastels to darker, more saturated tones, these hues can be found. Silver, gold, and shimmering iridescent hues are other colours that can be used in this design.
Depending on the person's preferences and interpretation of the aesthetic, several hues and color schemes may be employed in the Mermaid Core aesthetic. However, the overall impression is one of dreamy, ethereal beauty that carries the viewer to a magical, mysterious aquatic world.
So, as I said, the interpretation of this aesthetic is up to you, and whatever shades of blue/purple/green you see best fitting your style are the shades you should go for!
2. Fabric and Materials
Now is the time to have fun with it. Gold stitching, pearl embroidery, sequins, sheer fabric, metallic sequins and studs, you name it and chances are, this aesthetic harbors it. When it comes to fabrics, this aesthetic is often characterized by the use of light, flowing materials that create a dreamy and ethereal effect.
Tulle is one of the materials that are most frequently utilized in the Mermaid Core style. To provide an airy and whimsical impression, this thin, net-like fabric is frequently used in dresses, skirts, and other apparel.
Chiffon, organza, and lace are additional materials that can be included in the Mermaid core look. These thin, delicate materials are frequently utilized to convey a sensation of fluidity and motion.
The Mermaid core aesthetic frequently uses pearls, seashell designs, and other nautical accents in accessories. These elements can be used in both clothing and accessories to give the whole appearance a whimsical and magical touch. Pearl chokers are seamless with any look and go great with this aesthetic. Another alternative is necklaces and earrings with green and blue gemstones. Gold hoops work wonderfully as well! As long as the accessory stays in tone or complementary to the color palette, any piece is bound to work for this aesthetic!
Now that we've got a better understanding of what this aesthetic is and what elements it encapsulates, here are 10 ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe!
Blue Y2K-inspired tops
Halter neck tops
Beaded bracelets and necklaces
Gold embellished accessories
Mini flowy skirts
Sea shell-inspired jewelry
White pants and skirts
Blue and green sequined outfits
The mermaid core aesthetic offers a special and enchanted method of developing one's individual style and expressing oneself. This aesthetic enables people to embrace the alluring and enigmatic attributes of mermaids because of its emphasis on aquatic themes, pastel colors, and a dreamy, ethereal vibe. It promotes imagination and creativity as well as a deeper understanding of the beauties of nature. As always, don't forget to have fun and make it your own!