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Dark Academia: style, books, and the rest of must-know things!

Dark Academia: style, books, and the rest of must-know things!

Are you looking to find out what the heck is the Dark Academia style? Then you are in the right place. This is the ultimate list of things that you must know in order to start your new life with this style.

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Dark Academia, it is a subculture with a heavy emphasis on reading, writing, learning — and a look best described as traditional-academic-with-a-gothic-edge; think slubby brown cardigans, vintage tweed pants, a worn leather satchel full of a stack of books, dark photos, brooding poetry and skulls lined up next to candles.

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How to do Dark Academia on a Budget?

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i wanted to make this post because i’ve noticed that there can be some sense of elitism and entitlement within the dark academia community and that not everyone has a large budget and can immediately afford things that are part of the aesthetic, so here’s some tips of where to find dark academic “things” cheaper/while on a budget!

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Dark Academia: Men’s Edition

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DARK ACADEMIA READING LIST

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for those who are just starting to read dark academia novels or anyone who wants new books to read, here’s some suggestions! i haven’t read all of them but i’ve read a few and a lot of these are on my reading list! definitely recommend the goldfinch by donna tartt

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DARK ACADEMIA HOBBIES

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DARK ACADEMIA MOVIES

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here’s some of my favorite dark academia films! there’s tons more but here are the ones i adore the most

DARK ACADEMIA MAKE UP

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LIGHT ACADEMIA STYLE GUIDE

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HOW TO STYLE PLAID & TWEED PANTS

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HOW TO STYLE TURTLENECKS

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HOW TO STYLE BLAZERS:

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HOW TO STYLE LEATHER JACKETS

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HOW TO STYLE LINEN TOPS:

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HOW TO STYLE COLORFUL MINI SKIRTS

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