How to be a VSCO girl on a budget
Joyce Shim Kim co-wrote this article.
VSCO, originally noted as a popular photo editing app, is creating a new identity among teenage girls. The biggest problem for teens recreating the VSCO girl lifestyle is the price tag. Trying to afford the look can get pricey quickly, so here’s a list of alternatives to help you pull off the look.
Everyone knows the importance of staying hydrated. Why not do it in style?
Original: $40 Hydroflask
Alternative: $21.95 Amazon Version
These stickers can help decorate and bring your VSCO girl items to life! (Just get a pack instead).
Original: $3-$4 per sticker
Alternative: $3-$4 per sticker pack
3. Puka Shell Necklace
A necklace that adorns your neck with seashells… Ariel who?
Original: $18 Urban Outfitters Pacific Palms Shell Necklace
Alternative: $8 Amazon Version
4. Fjallraven Kanken backpack
Have you ever wanted to flex on everyone with your school supplies? This backpack will be perfect to stay in style during school!
Original: $80 Fjallraven Kanken
Alternative: $36.99 Amazon Version
5. Oversized T-shirts
A staple in any VSCO girls’ wardrobe. This look can be easily achieved by hitting up your local thrift store for some REAL vintage t-shirts.
Original: $39 Urban Outfitters Oversized T-Shirt Dress
Alternative: $5-$10 Go thrifting! It’s a great way to actually save the turtles. Up cycling t-shirts can ensure you have a unique look.
6. Friendship Bracelets
The perfect way to show that you have friends! Just kidding, but these bracelets can help add some color and decor during your day.
Original: $15-$30 friendship bracelet thread
Alternative: $5.69 DIY Version
Birkenstocks? More like Brokenstocks. Paying $100 on Jesus sandals is kind of absurd, but thank God Target has you covered.
Original: $100-$135 Birkenstocks
Alternative: $22.99 Target Version
You’re probably wondering why not just buy some hair ties, but these scrunchies are what add color and vitality to your tied-up hair on the daily!
Original: $60 40 pack
Alternative: $9.99 40 pack
Checkered, slip ons, embroidered–these shoes are off the wall stylish and expensive. Pro tip: buy a plain white pair and paint them with your friends, or add some embroidery patches to make these shoes your own!
Original: $50 Vans
Alternative: $23.99 Amazon Version
10. Pura Vida jewelry
Make summer last all year round with these beach-themed bracelets! These fun-colored bracelets can illuminate any outfit.
Original: $45 Bracelet Set
Alternative: $8 – $12 MengPa Rope Bracelets
11. Fujifilm Polaroid Camera
Who has the time to print out a photo? Instead, you can take a photo and instantly have the picture ready to put on your wall.
Original : $90.00 Polaroid
Alternative : $55.99 Fujifilm Instax
12. Glossier Lip Gloss/Lip Balm
Description: Have you ever walked into Sephora and left because the CHAPSTICK was $21? Well, same. Achieve the same glossy carefree look with this lipgloss.
Original: $14.00 Glossier
Alternative: $3.75 Amazon Version
The Complete Look
Original Price : $533
Alternative Price : $205.34
Money Saved : $327.66
Now it’s time for you to take over Instagram one scrunchy at a time!