All about the indie kid aesthetic

This aesthetic is very new for most of people so here's a detailed article about it, enjoy :

The bases

This aesthetic comes from "indie rock", a term that originated in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1970s. Originally used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock.
The "indie kid" aesthetic arrived around 2019/2020.

Other names :

saturationcore
main character aesthetic
Y2K

Key motifs :

aesthetic, alternative, and indie image indie, skateboard, and aesthetic image indie, colorful, and rainbow image aesthetic, camera, and indie image
teen groups, skate, colorful bedrooms, vintage cameras

Key colors :

This aesthetic is related to the โ€œindie kid filterโ€, which makes the photos more colorful, more flashy, the colors are highlighted and saturated, giving the pictures a 90s/00s effect
aesthetic, monster, and hello kitty image indie image girl, indie, and style image indie image
pink, yellow, green, violet and blue

Related aesthetics :

Alt
Grunge
Hippie

Related movies / tv shows :

(These are my favorites, but I've added some more at the end of the article)

aesthetic, film, and movie image girl and alexa demie image
Mid90s (movie)
teotfw, Alyssa, and car image teotfw, the end of the f world, and Alyssa image
The end of the fucking world (tv show)
lady bird, movie, and Saoirse Ronan image lady bird image
Ladybird (movie)
logan lerman, cry, and sad image emma watson, logan lerman, and movie image
Perks of Being a Wallflower (movie)
movies, quotes, and the edge of seventeen image movie, hailee steinfeld, and the edge of seventeen image
The Edge of Seventeen (movie)
heath ledger, 10 things i hate about you, and movie image 90s, 10 things i hate about you, and movie image
10 Things I Hate About You (movie)
Scarlett Johansson, 90s, and grunge image ghost world and Scarlett Johansson image
Ghost World (movie)
the art of getting by, movie, and freddie highmore image quotes, life, and the art of getting by image
The Art of Getting by (movie)
angela chase, my so-called life, and claire danes image 90s, the cranberries, and tv image
My So Called Life (tv show)
skin, love, and Effy image skin, cassie, and tony image
Skins (tv show)

Fashion :

blue, butterflies, and butterfly image aesthetic, saturation, and aes image filter, indie, and indie kid image aesthetic image 2000s, 90s, and alternative image aesthetic and icon image indie and aesthetic image aesthetic and indie kid image aesthetic, indie, and hair image indie image aesthetic, summer, and book image fashion, indie, and aesthetic image
colorful/silver jewels, tennis/school skirts, colorful tops, baggy jeans, white sneakers, customized accessories, colored hair, bucket hats, cow print, doc martens

Aesthetic :

boys, grunge, and indie image grunge, retro, and skateboarding image
friend groups, skate
indie, colorful, and rainbow image indie image
energetic drinks, 90s cameras
filter, indie kid filter, and saturation image kenzie ziegler, kenzieziegler, and girls image
Bedrooms with posters
girl and indie image indie and saturation image
colored hair

Music

Singers / bands :

Arctic Monkeys, Summer Salt, Wallows, Lorde, Tame Impala, M83, Labrinth, Pink Floyd, alt-J, Current Joys, The 1975, The Neighborhood, Rex Orange County, Lana Del Rey, Mac DeMarco, Frank Ocean...

Some Songs :

As The World Caves In by Matt Maltese
Where Is My Mind by Pixie
Breezeblocks by alt-J
Still Don't Know My Name by Labrinth
I Can't Handle Change by Roar
Wait by M83
Electric Love by BORNS
Alright by Supergrass
My Tears Are Becoming The Sea by M83

Spotify Playlists :

indie kids with the color customizer filter by eva vallier
i'm the main character by ellieredois
indie kid??? by hibbert_family
Life's A Movie, You're The Main Character by arijelkins
indie kids, skating in the parking lot by ambivertedpessimist

Activities

aesthetic, skate, and skateboard image aesthetic, skater, and skateboard image
skating
aesthetic and alternative image alternative, indie, and saturation image
doing picnics
aesthetic, indie, and indie kid image aesthetic and indie image
going shopping
kpop, red velvet, and nct dream image arctic monkeys, cds, and holographic image
listening to indie rock music
sticker, aesthetic, and camera image Image removed
taking pictures
indie filter image 10 things i hate about you, 90s, and quotes image
driving around
alternative, glitter, and stickers image angel, bracelet, and kid image
customizing accessories

Gallery

friends, aesthetic, and theme image aesthetic and pastel image aesthetic, art, and artsy image indie image indie image outfit and y2k image indie image indie image

Other movies, tv shows

Carrie Pilby, The Kings of Summer, Skate Kitchen, Moonrise Kingdom, Mommy, Submarine

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Hope you liked it

Check my similar article about the cottagecore aesthetic :

And my indie kid wannabe collection :