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Kidcore: Wear It or Leave It?

Rabu, 25 May 2022 11:00 WIB
Kidcore: Wear It or Leave It?
Jakarta -

They say fashion is fun, and Kidcore lives up to that motto. As you may have probably figured, Kidcore is an aesthetic that embodies bright, colorful concepts from kid's cartoons, especially those that rose in fame in the 90s like Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Scooby-Doo, Blue's Clues, and so on. Even so, the aesthetic that only started to appear in the mid-2010s and mainly derived from nostalgic feelings to relive the childhood era when everything was so much easier with the presence of these kid's tv shows.

Kidcore's core theme is happiness, the full spectrum of the colors of the rainbow, accompanied by cute things like toys, stuffed animals, balloons, and playgrounds. Kidcore fashion is usually colorful and highly saturated, including t-shirts with kids' show or animal prints, overalls or suspenders, collared shirts, old sneakers, knee-high striped socks, denim shorts, puffy sleeves, and slap-on bracelets. Add some of these styles with friendship bracelets, chunky Crocs, and butterfly hair clips, and you will nail the ultimate Kidcore look.

Kidcore is an intriguing cultural shift as a response to hypersexualization in the fashion world and embracement of youth culture by older generations. However, the aesthetic is not all about its style and clothing. But, it's also about channeling our inner child's carefree mindsets. So, it's all about having fun mix-matching contrast colors without putting any thoughts regarding the 'rules' in fashion.

Some people might love the idea because colorful clothing radiates good vibes and is all about fun, but some may view them as tacky for dressing in many colors all at one and not reflecting their mature age. Perhaps, for some people, getting glimpses of childhood seems relaxing. And Kidcore is one hell of a way of expressing that. One question strikes, would you wear it or leave it?

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(HAI/MEL)

Author

Hani Indita