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How to achieve TikTok’s summer-inspired Coconut Girl aesthetic

 

Are you a fan of H2O: Just Add Water or 2006’s Aquamarine? Basically live at the beach during summer? Can’t get enough of hibiscus print? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you fit right in with the Coconut Girl aesthetic. TikTok’s latest summer trend, the Coconut Girl aesthetic combines all the best parts of beach and y2k fashion—think shell necklaces, salt-sprayed hair, and *so* many wrap skirts. We’ve created a handy guide to help you achieve the Coconut Girl aesthetic this summer. Read on for all the details.

Beach-Friendly Fits

@mackenzie.markiewicz

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The first thing to consider when adopting any aesthetic is fashion. The Coconut Girl aesthetic is all about comfy-cute clothes you could rock to the beach. Look for tanks, dresses, and swimsuits that feature large floral prints like hibiscus. Lilo’s adorb red dress in Lilo & Stitch is great inspiration. Wearing crocheted pieces is another fun way to channel this aesthetic. As far as colors go, you can’t go wrong with bright, tropical hues like blue, green, pink, and orange.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Once you’ve found the perfect tops, you can start looking for skirts and shorts. Wrap skirts like the one in the pic above always make a style statement. Plus, don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns for an especially bold look. If you’re not a skirt or dress fan, plain-colored athletic shorts can help balance out brighter-colored tops. Of course, a cute pair of denim shorts is an easy way to complete any ‘fit.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nautical Makeup

@luciemaughanmakeup

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@sydneyariel

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As the super-helpful makeup tutorials above show, it’s easy to fit your beauty routine to the Coconut Girl aesthetic—and probably not too different from your current regimen. Natural-looking makeup that’s dewy and lightweight is key. Consider skipping foundation in favor of concealer and trying out a new serum that will enhance your skin’s natural glow.

If you do want to go for a bolder look, blue and white eyeshadow can create a dramatic effect. We heart the floral eye-makeup inspo in the picture below. Other makeup to consider: glittery temporary tattoos.

All The Accessories

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Yuyan (@itsyuyann)

From bags and hats to bracelets and shoes, the Coconut Girl aesthetic has almost infinite accessories to choose from. When it comes to bags, a hand-painted tote or a crocheted purse would be right at home on the beach. Hats are great for protecting your face from the sun—find your fave bucket hat in the back of your closet or thrift a new one on Depop. Bonus points if it’s the same color as your ‘fit.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by LISA SAYS GAH (@lisasaysgah)

Coconut Girl jewelry has a handcrafted feel. Think the bracelets you and your besties used to weave on your Rainbow Looms. Blue thread, shell charms, and colorful beads that remind you of sea glass are all great additions to your basic woven bracelet or necklace. In terms of shoes, flip flops, sandals, and any other footwear you’d bring to the beach will fit the aesthetic just right. 

Hairstyles We Heart

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@katiefeeneyy

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Beachy waves and boho braids? Yes, please. Since the Coconut Girl aesthetic embraces the carefree beach bum lifestyle, the hairstyles associated with the trend are messy and casual. Make your regular braids a little more textured by pancaking them, aka pulling on the strands to make them flatter.

Regarding the beachy waves tutorial above, don’t fret if you don’t have a 2- or 3-barrel curling wand. You can replicate the wave effect by braiding your hair and running a straightening iron over the braids, then taking them out.

What do you think about the Coconut Girl aesthetic? Share your take with us by tagging @girlslifemag on Twitter!

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by Bailey Bujnosek | 6/26/2021
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