What Is Acubi Fashion? An Emerging Aesthetic on Social Media

What Is Acubi Fashion? An Emerging Aesthetic on Social Media


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What is Acubi fashion, you ask? Join the club, it's been on a lot of our minds having come across the aesthetic on social media for the first time.

Needless to say, the new Acubi fashion trend has been gaining popularity on social media platforms like TikTok and Pinterest since Summer 2022, and the style is still on the upward rise.

In a world of fast fashion and overwhelming trends, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest style. But what if there was a new fashion subculture that was minimalist, trendy, and easy to follow? Acubi fashion is just that.

If you're looking for a quick representation of what Acubi fashion entails, be sure to watch the below TikToks. And if you're looking for something a little more depth, keep reading.

If you're looking to jump on the Acubi fashion movement, there are a few things you need to know. So, be sure to read on - you can even find out where to shop Acubi fashion at the end of the article.

The Definition of Acubi

If you've scrolled this far and past the video, you probably want to dive deeper into what Acubi fashion is. 

Acubi fashion is a minimalist style that is characterized by trendy, simple clothing. It's perfect for anyone who wants to look stylish without putting in too much effort. Some of the key pieces of Acubi fashion include plain tees, denim skirts or shorts, and minimalistic jewelry.

A better way to explain it would be to describe it as a creative mixture of Minimalist, Y2K, and Subversive

ic: What is Acubi Fashion? A Venn Diagram of the Definition
A Venn Diagram of the Definition of 'Acubi', using images from Pinterest of each keyword.

Fashion, trend cycles and personal taste are all ever-evolving after all, to the point where you could mix and match different aesthetics and give it your own name. The point is, Acubi stuck for this specific aesthetic as the style became more popularize over social media!

How to Dress for the Acubi Aesthetic

Dressing to fit the Acubi aesthetic is all about getting the fundamental, interchangeable products in your wardrobe. Once you've down that down, there are only really a few different way to style your Acubi pieces, into these below Acubi sub-aesthetics.

Minimalistic Acubi: Keeping It Simple

First, keep it simple – think neutral colors and basic shapes. This means sticking to minimalist garments. Avoid clunky accessories or busy patterns. By keeping your look streamlined, you're already halfway there to abiding by the Acubi fashion principles.

Minimal acubi outfit for women
Minimal Acubi outfit for Women (from Pinterest)
Minimal acubi outfit for women
Another minimal Acubi outfit for Women (from Pinterest)

Sophisticated Acubi: Quality Over Quantity

Acubi fashion is all about keeping things minimal yet trendy. This can be a challenge when trying to put together an outfit, as it's easy to focus on quantity over quality. However, it's important to keep in mind that the key to nailing the Acubi aesthetic is to focus on choosing high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time. When putting together an outfit, take your time to find pieces that are both stylish and comfortable. And don't be afraid to mix and match different pieces to create a unique look.

Woman wearing outfit acubi with loose textured sweater over slacks.
A quality-focused Acubi outfit from 2022 (Image from Pinterest)
A quality-focused Acubi outfit from 2022 (Image from Pinterest)

Downtown Acubi: Flatter Your Silhouette

Many people within the Acubi fashion subculture believe that it is important to dress to flatter your silhouette and body type. In fact, some would argue that it is not about what you wear, but how it fits you that can form a big part of the Acubi aesthetic.

Downtown girl Acubi outfit
Example of a downtown girl Acubi outfit (Image from Pinterest)
Downtown girl Acubi outfit
Another example of a downtown girl Acubi outfit (Image from Pinterest)

Multi-aesthetic Acubi: Upcycle, Mix & Match

The value in upcycling your old clothes into versatile fashion yet simple pieces is that you can create an entirely new look on a budget. By altering plain pieces of clothing, you can create layered looks that fit the Acubi fashion aesthetic. This type of fashion is popular on TikTok and Pinterest, and can be mistaken for the Subversive basics aesthetic. However, the two looks are still different, and Acubi fashion is becoming increasingly popular.

Example of a multi-aesthetic (subversive-influenced) Acubi outfit
Example of a multi-aesthetic (subversive-influenced) Acubi outfit (Image from Pinterest)
Example of a multi-aesthetic (subversive-influenced) Acubi outfit
Another example of a multi-aesthetic (subversive x downtown) Acubi outfit (Image from Pinterest)

Playful Acubi: Have Fun With the Aesthetic

And finally, have fun with it! Acubi fashion is all about expressing your personal style, so don't be afraid to experiment. A lot of the looks predominant in the Acubi fashion aesthetic are fashion enthusiasts simply wearing what they felt looked good, and these looks all conveniently aligning with each other that fell under the umbrella term of Acubi. There isn't really any one specific look that you need to worry about recreating because, like we said, it's more about having fun with your clothes and not taking things too seriously. Just wear what makes you feel good and don't be afraid to mix different styles together.

Woman wear ing a Playful, slightly Fairy-Grunge take on Acubi outift
Playful, slightly Fairy-Grunge take on Acubi
A woman  wearing an Ever so slightly Y2K x Brandy-girl playful take on Acubi outfit
Ever so slightly Y2K x Brandy-girl playful take on Acubi

Where to Shop for Acubi Fashion


If you want to purchase Acubi-inspired clothes, start by shopping Nightcity Clothing’s Acubi Collection of minimal yet trendy garments. Our pieces are perfect for anyone who wants to look stylish and on-trend, without breaking the bank.

In this YouTube video, Elisa collaborates with Nightcity Clothing and showcases some of their Acubi styles. Nightcity Clothing is a fashion shop focused on modern urban wear, offering a wide range of styles including Y2K Basics. Elisa chose accessories like necklaces and earrings, as well as bottoms like black jeans and flare denim jeans. She also got a leather jacket, a dress, a two-piece set, and an asymmetric ruffle top. Elisa shows how to style these pieces throughout the week,

In this YouTube video, the creator ‘grbriola’ does a collective haul of Acubi-inspired fashion items from Nightcity Clothing. They showcase various pieces including a white halter top, cargo pants, an oversized star pullover, an asymmetrical black top, a gray oversized pullover sweater, a long-sleeved cardigan top, and jewelry such as silver hoops and chain necklaces. The creator shares their thoughts on the fit, comfort, and style of each item, highlighting their favorites.

Acubi for Men

Acubi for Men is here at Nightcity Clothing, too! It's all about playing with style – mixing the chill of grunge with sleek minimalism. Our collection is perfect for guys who love a mix of black, white, and everything cool.

Summing Up Acubi Fashion: The New Wave of Minimalist Style

As we've explored, Acubi fashion is more than just a trend; it's a refreshing approach to style that combines minimalism, the nostalgia of Y2K, and a touch of subversive chic. This aesthetic is not only about the clothes we wear but also about expressing individuality with simplicity and confidence. Whether you're drawn to the understated elegance of Minimalistic Acubi, the quality-focused Sophisticated Acubi, or the playful mix-and-match of Multi-aesthetic Acubi, this style offers something for everyone. 

As Acubi fashion continues to evolve and gain popularity on platforms like TikTok and Pinterest, it's clear that this is not just a fleeting trend but a sustainable, adaptable, and exciting way to approach fashion. So, whether you're a seasoned fashionista or just looking to refresh your wardrobe, consider giving Acubi fashion a try – it might just be the style revolution you've been looking for.

Collage of Nightcity Clothing Acubi Fashion Collection
Collage of Nightcity Clothing's Acubi Fashion Collection