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45 Chic Light Academia Outfits To Get You Ready For Fall

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Have you prepared any outfits for the upcoming fall season? If not, here are some chic light academia outfits that will inspire you to achieve the best grades.

If you’ve heard of the dark academia fashion trend, then get ready for its lighter counterpart.

Both dark academia and light academia stem from the “academia aesthetic” subculture, which focuses on the pursuit of learning. Simply put, the “academia aesthetic” gives the wearer a scholarly look, which is often associated with intelligence and education.

This kind of fashion trend involves plaid clothing, tights, sweaters, book bags, reading glasses, and the like.

 

Dark Academia VS. Light Academia: The Difference

 

The core appeal of the dark academia aesthetic, according to aesthetics.wiki.com, is “pretentiousness and romanticizing education”. Dark academia, true to its seemingly gloomy name, has themes centered around mystery, secret societies, and cults.

Outfits under this aesthetic are centered on the scholarly look, so clothing is usually made up of somber and muted colors such as brown and other dark shades, plaids, corduroy overalls and dresses, tights, vests, tailored pants, wool coats, and boots.

Light academia, on the other hand, gives off a more pleasant vibe to it. It has themes centered around reading novels, writing poetry under a tree, painting, hanging out at museums, sitting at neighborhood cafes, journaling… you get the idea. Sounds really pleasant, doesn’t it?

Like dark academia, outfits under the light academia aesthetic are centered on the scholarly look, so clothing is made up of light colors like beige, cream, yellow, and white. Light-color plaids and cozy sweaters fit this aesthetic, as well as corduroy dresses, cream coats, Victorian-style blouses, lace tops, flowy dresses, and loafers.

 

Where To Get The Best Light Academia Clothing

 

There are tons of fashion retailers where you can get light academia outfits, but our personal favorite is YesStyle, where you can get a whole outfit set so you won’t have to find individual pieces. Another great place to shop is Etsy, where you can score actual vintage clothing as well as handmade pieces!

If you’re on a bit of a budget, it’s alright. Shein also has tons of affordable pieces so you can put together an entire outfit for less than $50.

Let’s get started, shall we?

 
 
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45 Best Light Academia Outfits To Recreate

 

1.

 

Cute light academia clothing with cable knit vest

 

Get this knit vest at Shein

 

2.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Plaid blazer and skirt with white blouse

 

Get this outfit set on YesStyle

 

3.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Argyle sweater vest

 

Get this sweater on Shein

 

4.

 

Light academia outfit with ruffles

 

Get this set on YesStyle

 

5.

 

Cute light grey sweater dress for academia outfits

 

Get this sweater dress at Shein

 

6.

 

Light academia outfit by Ashley from Best Dressed

 

Image via @best.dressed

 

7.

 

Sage green light academia dress

 

Get this dress on YesStyle

 

8.

 

Light academia fashion with cable knit vest

 

Get this knit vest on Shein

 

9.

 

Pink light academia outfit with pleated skirt and blazer

 

Get this set on YesStyle

 

10.

 

Light academia outfit with grey vest

 

Get this sweater vest at Shein

 

11.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Plaid midi skirt with white blouse

 

 Get this outfit set on YesStyle

 

12.

 

Cute casual light academia fashion clothing

 

Get this outfit on Etsy

 

13.

 

Houndstooth sweater vest outfit

 

Get this vest at Magnolia Boutique

 

14.

 

Cute cream sweater vest outfit with white tennis skirt

 

Get this vest at Shein

 

15.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Victorian style blouse

 

Get this blouse on Etsy

 

16.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Brown vest and pleated skirt with white blouse

 

Get this outfit set on YesStyle

 

17.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Cream sweater vest

 

Get this sweater vest on Etsy

 

18.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Cream sweater and jeans

 

Get this sweater on Etsy

 

19.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Plaid mini skirt and turtleneck sweater

 

Get this outfit set on YesStyle

 

20.

 

Sweater dress academia fashion

 

Get this sweater dress at Shein

 

21.

 

Matching crea, cable knit sweater and skirt set

 

Get this cable knit co-ord at Lulus

 

22.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Beige sweater vest

 

Get this sweater vest on Etsy

 

23.

 

Light Academia Outfits: White lace blouse

 

Get this outfit set on YesStyle

 

24.

 

Light Academia Outfits: plaid skirt and fuzzy sweater

 

Get this plaid skirt on YesStyle

 

25.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Cream corduroy jacket

 

Get this jacket on Shein

 

26.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Plaid skirt and lace blouse

 

Get this outfit set on YesStyle

 

27.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Eyelet lace blouse

 

Get this blouse on Etsy

 

28.

 

Light beige cable knit academia outfit

 

Get this sweater on Shein

 

29.

 

Light Academia Outfits: White blouse

 

Get this blouse on Etsy

 

30.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Plaid skirt and cream sweater

 

Get this skirt on YesStyle

 

31.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Cream sweater

 

Get this sweatshirt on Etsy

 

32.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Victorian style lace blouse

 

Get this blouse on Etsy

 

33.

 

Ligt academia outfit with long plaid skirt

 

Get this skirt on Etsy

 

34.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Floral lace blouse

 

Get this blouse on Etsy

 

35.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Plaid pencil skirt with cardigan

 

Get this outfit set on YesStyle

 

36.

 

Pastel green pleated plaid skirt

 

Get this skirt on YesStyle

 

37.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Pleated shorts

 

Get these shorts on Etsy

 

38.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Cream turtleneck sweater

 

Get this turtleneck on YesStyle

 

39.

 

White turtleneck sweater with black trousers

 

Get this turtleneck on YesStyle

 

40.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Blouse

 

Get this blouse on Etsy

 

41.

 

Light Academia Outfits: Argyle sweater

 

Get this sweater on Shein

 

42.

 

 Plaid skirt and cream cardigan outfit

 

Get this skirt on YesStyle

 

43.

 

Short v-neck black and white vest with white shirt

 

Get this vest at Shein

 

44.

 

Plaid pencil skirt with t-shirt

 

Get this skirt on YesStyle

 

45.

 

Cute outfits with white cardigan and green dress

 

Get this cardigan on Etsy

 

We hope you got inspired by these outfits, so time to build your own! If you’re still looking for more fashion ideas, check the posts down below.

 

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