What differentiates the E-girls from the previous subcultures we've mentioned is that they only exist online. It's a reflection of a person's more experimental alter-ego mediated by a screen. You wouldn't see E-girls and boys donning their style in public, at least on a lifestyle choice perspective. They'd rather reserve it for their online persona (thus the heavy filters in most of the photos). Obviously, such an idea is causing a lot of debate, especially with all the implications social media has on today's society. Still, we can't help but deny that E-girls know how to own a look. We can only wish they do the same in real life!
With all this said, it's definitely curious to see new styles evolving no matter what your aesthetic or lifestyle preference is. And if you're more conservative with your style IRL, then maybe being an E-girl is your opportunity to get a little more experimental. E-girls embrace the bolder and braver side of fashion and it's a great inspiration on how our attitude should be when it comes to our own personal style.
(Cover photo from: @iinsaeii)
If comfy style is more up your alley, then Mori Kei may be the fashion subculture for you!