What is a VSCO girl? The funniest memes inspired by the TikTok teens

13 August 2019, 17:29

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

A step by step guide to VSCO girls - from hydro flasks to scrunchies.

VSCO girls are breaking the internet and honestly we couldn't be more obsessed with them.

Every now and then the internet births a new cultural stereotype and they take on a whole life of their own. Over the past few years alone we've seen Fiat 500 Twitter (a UK based phenomenon), Instagram baddies (flawless queens) and horse girls (the greatest mystery of mankind) all vie for the attention of the World Wide Web. While more traditional sub-categories of teens and people at large still exist (jocks aren't going anywhere), these new cultures are thriving.

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Now VSCO girls are having a moment so get your scrunchy and your hydro flask ready.

What is a VSCO girl and how do you become one?

What is a VSCO girl? The meaning and the memes behind the TikTok teens
What is a VSCO girl? The meaning and the memes behind the TikTok teens. Picture: @koobydoobydoobydoo via TikTok // maiphammy via YouTube

The top comment on Urban Dictionary describes VSCO girls as "the tumblr girls of 2019, you’ll probably catch them wearing a scrunchie, tube top, puka shell necklace, white vans or birkenstocks and don’t forget the hydroflask to finish off the look".

They also edit all of their photos with the VSCO app and UD refers to them as "basically the most basic girl you’ll find out there", they hate plastic straws and they say "sksksk and i oop oop" all the time.

living like a VSCO girl for a day | transformation

Don't let that put you off though, VSCO girls are a movement and, basic or not, they're running 2019. Just take a look at any of the main social media apps and you'll see VSCO girls dominating. In fact, they're so popular that people are now making VSCO girl parodies on (@koobydoobydoobydoo's has 10 million views on TikTok) and VSCO girl tutorials (Mai Pham's has 767,000 views on YouTube). Better yet, they've inspired iconic memes.

Here's a viral video for context as to who VSCO girls really are:

If you use these emojis you are probably a VSCO girl.

Before VSCO girls, there were Tumblr girls.

And I oop.

The jokes write themselves.

How to spot a VSCO girl.

VSCO girls have an arch nemesis.

VSCO girls are lowkey a mix of other cliques.

This is high art.

In conclusion...

...get in loser, we're going to save the turtles.