well this is my first article, hi!


introduction -
⠀⠀⠀hi! i'm oscar and i consider myself to the relatively aesthetic, or at least i'm trying. and yes, i really love aesthetics.
i really appreciate that people enjoy what i create! and i'd like to help people.

⠀⠀⠀ i compiled this small-ish article on how to be aesthetic. however, that has no certain definition; and it is really up to you!


[ 1 ] keep it simple
⠀⠀⠀i consider this important, but if you prefer more complex themes; that's fine! however; taking elements of this into consideration may help you too.
- what do i mean by keeping it simple?
well to put it simply, i mean that you really shouldn't go all out and try to do a theme that has too many colours in it, too much going on. colourful feeds are wonderful but make sure to stick to a colour scheme to keep it looking neat and 'aesthetic'.

⠀⠀⠀i personally love simple, minimalist themes, but you might differ from me. but take note again; colour schemes and keeping it neat.


[ 2 ] about those colour schemes...
⠀⠀⠀a colour scheme is basically just a combination or arrangement of colours; which are usually used in interior design and are 'aesthetic' (pleasing to the eye).
- choosing one is important!
by this i don't mean you must stick with 2 or 3 colours only, that's fine! but that is also when colour theory comes into play and where making things look simple do too.

⠀⠀⠀try using colours that compliment each other - or just go well together- or try using a simple range of colours. using pastels, dark colours, neutral tones, or combining one of each is completely okay. express yourself! but make sure it matches quite well.


[ 3 ] onto themes..
⠀⠀⠀themes can be many different things; the arrangement of items you choose, the certain look or aesthetic you're going for. but it is more of the latter as well.
so let's go over some themes;

⠀⠀⠀this is the theme i usually go for. to get this look you need pastels, softer tones as well as neutrals. this theme usually has lighter and brighter images in it; often including art and flowers.

⠀⠀⠀this theme i don't personally do; but i consider really cool! to get this theme think darker tones, neutrals too, and maybe some neon elements as well; like neon lights. usually their photos are clean but darker, or at least have more darker colours such as black, brown, and grey.

⠀⠀⠀for this theme you need to get filters and an editing app, or simply use the one on instagram before you post if you're posting on there. for this is recommend VSCO, although some of the filters require payment. you can find many online!

⠀⠀⠀i don't do this one and personally i dislike it; but i'll tell you how to do it anyway if you're interested! think tumblr quality images, adding filtered photos that are usually high in contrast, or more glamorous photos. for these there's also the sub-catagories. such as tropical, glam and often,
rose gold.


[ 4 ] users, typing, captions and much more!
⠀⠀⠀this section will be the longest! i'm going to go over some other misc stuff that you need to know!

- usernames
⠀⠀⠀this is what many people struggle with; creating usernames. personally the only advice i can offer is; you can randomly create them! it might take time though. think of things you like, interesting words and foreign languages as well.

- typing
⠀⠀⠀this section will be almost as short as the last; but how you layout and type is quite important! i usually type in lowercase, but that's what i prefer. it is considered more aesthetic however. i also use 'aesthetic' emoji's but i often use emoticons like the stars and glitter and hearts.

⠀⠀⠀you can also type in all caps for titles, subtitles or whatever you'd prefer + to add emphasis. you can type LIKE ThIs bC yOu cAn and You CannOt bE STOPpeD but that might annoy people; use it sparingly.

- captions
⠀⠀⠀quotes, questions and more. adding captions allows you to interact with your followers, and allows you to share quotes and stories and lyrics that you love.
examples of questions;
- favorite food?
- where would you like to travel?
- describe your style?
- favorite song/band?
(you can vary between quotes + lyrics + questions and add updates like what you did today and how you are to keep your followers updated and interested)


you finished the article!
i hope i managed to help someone out there! and this was my first one; i hope you enjoyed it! tell me what you think. and remember to stay wonderful and be yourself! ~