What is a VSCO girl? The funniest memes inspired by the TikTok teens
13 August 2019, 17:29 | Updated: 3 November 2020, 11:15
A step by step guide to VSCO girls - from hydro flasks to scrunchies.
VSCO girls are breaking the internet and honestly we couldn't be more obsessed with them.
Every now and then the internet births a new cultural stereotype and they take on a whole life of their own. Over the past few years alone we've seen Fiat 500 Twitter (a UK based phenomenon), Instagram baddies (flawless queens) and horse girls (the greatest mystery of mankind) all vie for the attention of the World Wide Web. While more traditional sub-categories of teens and people at large still exist (jocks aren't going anywhere), these new cultures are thriving.
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Now VSCO girls are having a moment so get your scrunchy and your hydro flask ready.
What is a VSCO girl and how do you become one?
The top comment on Urban Dictionary describes VSCO girls as "the tumblr girls of 2019, you’ll probably catch them wearing a scrunchie, tube top, puka shell necklace, white vans or birkenstocks and don’t forget the hydroflask to finish off the look".
They also edit all of their photos with the VSCO app and UD refers to them as "basically the most basic girl you’ll find out there", they hate plastic straws and they say "sksksk and i oop oop" all the time.
living like a VSCO girl for a day | transformation
Don't let that put you off though, VSCO girls are a movement and, basic or not, they're running 2019. Just take a look at any of the main social media apps and you'll see VSCO girls dominating. In fact, they're so popular that people are now making VSCO girl parodies on (@koobydoobydoobydoo's has 10 million views on TikTok) and VSCO girl tutorials (Mai Pham's has 767,000 views on YouTube). Better yet, they've inspired iconic memes.
Here's a viral video for context as to who VSCO girls really are:
no one:— vic (@chilloutvic) August 9, 2019
absolutely not a soul:
vsco girls: pic.twitter.com/q9rAEn4bW8
If you use these emojis you are probably a VSCO girl.
me:— Antonio Garza (@antoniiogarza21) August 11, 2019
vsco girls: ♡ 🌈🌸✨🙈 ☆
Before VSCO girls, there were Tumblr girls.
tumblr girls walked so vsco girls could run— sim1 (@simoneeorlando) August 9, 2019
And I oop.
we make fun of vsco girls a lot but at the end of the day they’re the ones with serotonin— katelin (@katellint) August 5, 2019
The jokes write themselves.
what do vsco girls wear on their wrists?— tash 10 (@hauntedcth) August 8, 2019
How to spot a VSCO girl.
no one:— ً (@letarager) August 8, 2019
vsco girls walking into class: pic.twitter.com/THvrdON8oB
VSCO girls have an arch nemesis.
egirls v vsco girls is the modern emo v prep— 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚 (@godsentbagel) August 6, 2019
VSCO girls are lowkey a mix of other cliques.
can vsco girls give "and i oo"p AND "sksksk" back to stan twitter, give kanken backpacks back to art hoes, and oversized t-shirts back to the depressed and insecure?— kenna (@glowsbix) August 12, 2019
This is high art.
vsco girl... except it’s a rich ARMY welcoming you into the fandom pic.twitter.com/9t4SAAzaJ8— vaI (•ɞ•) (@namjunecafe) August 12, 2019
might fuck around and become a vsco girl— Crawf (@CrawfordCollins) August 11, 2019
...get in loser, we're going to save the turtles.