The dark academia aesthetic is a style that was conjured up somewhere in the depths of the internet and eventually reached it’s way to my eyes.
And I love it.
Dark academia is basically traditional Ivy / preppy style but with a drab color palette.
It’s the aesthetic of an extra from a Harry Potter film. It’s wool sweaters, pants, and cardigans in rich textures and chocolate browns.
As this style makes it’s rounds around the internet, we have to clarify that it’s not a 100% concrete way of dressing. It’s a general Autumn-esque color palette with some interesting pieces, but it’s by no means something that can’t be expanded upon.
Dark academia to me represents a more sophisticated style, with colors that I absolutely love, which is why I was immediately drawn to it.
This style probably isn’t going to work that well if you live in a location that’s summer weather year round, but if you live in a colder climate with regular seasons this is a perfect fall weather style to take on.