The Soft Boy Aesthetic – Guide, Outfits, and Essentials

Last updated: February 14, 2022

The soft boy aesthetic is a style of men’s fashion that is geared more towards guys that want to display their more sensitive side and artistic hobbies.

Many ‘soft boys’ are guys that are into things such as music, photography, art, philosophy, etc.

The aesthetic is actually quite easy to pull off and surprisingly very cheap on the wallet.

Here’s our guide on ‘How to dress like a soft boy‘.

The Hair

If you’re wanting to get the soft boy aesthetic down really well, you need to start with the hair.

The best way to achieve ‘soft boy hair’ is by growing it out to about a medium length, trimming the sides, and styling it in a somewhat messy way or in a curtains style.


The soft boy look utilizes a variety of accessories.

From large Cuban link chains to round glasses. You don’t want these accessories to be overwhelming and gaudy – you want them to compliment your overall style and be somewhat subtle.

Soft Boy Outfits

Once you’ve gotten the hair and accessories down, the rest comes quite easy.

Soft boy outfits are all about vintage and comfort.

The Shoes

Most soft boy outfits feature classic shoes such as:

These shoes are all readily available and decently priced.

The Pants

Jeans can either be very loose or a regular slim fit. A nice crop is always ideal but you can achieve the same look with a pin roll.

A lot of soft boy jeans are just classic Levi’s.

Some other pants to consider:

The Tops

You can be quite creative with your top choices.

Some common tops for achieving the soft-boy aesthetic are: