Talking is so last season. The new trend? How to speak emoji; a world that makes our words come to life through an array of visuals. In a world where the phrase “awesome” can so often be misconstrued, emojis are a godsend. Finally, some clarification. A picture of a thumbs up can only be taken so many ways.
So at this point in the world of fashion if you do not have emojis on your phone people greet you with the “you just blew my mind” face aka the alien emoji. Getting sent an upwards arrow with the word top written below it is not a riddle; it means up top. Us millennials are not only expected to have that knowledge, we are expected to embrace that knowledge. Out with the English in with the Emoji.
With 40 new emojis on the way in for the new year it looks like the language is only expanding. Get ready for to include visuals of cucumbers, bacon and men dancing into your daily musings. No more writing long, overdrawn essays about your day. Click right into emojis, grab the dancer, the train and the monkey shutting his eyes and that’s an average New Yorker’s commute home on the subway. To avoid future alien emojis and transform them into heart emojis of pure admiration, check out the most fashionable emojis right now: ranked.
1. The talking girl
You cannot be in fashion without some attitude. This talking girl emoji is the epitome of sass. Channel her on the daily and you’ll get the hang of emoji speak in no time.
Do not mess with a fashionista and her coffee. Aka breakfast and lunch, this is the fuel that keeps them going. This emoji could be translated in 3 ways:
1. Bring me more.
2. Don’t worry. I have some. Everything here is taken care of.
3. I haven’t had any yet. I’m dying.
3. The pink clutch
Accessories make or break any outfit. This pink clutch epitomizes that mantra. Not to mention a fashionista is running around on the daily. Their bag holds their life. The decision is crucial. Proceed with caution.
4. The Dress
A staple in any girl’s closet. During the not so rare days where fashion crises occur, this dress emoji can evoke the “too real” feelings many of us just can’t put into words.
Lipstick is to fashionistas as I-Phones are to the majority of the world. Without it, something is missing. This emoji is essential. It opens the door to a whole new lipstick discussion:
1. Silently sending the emoji to people in the office who aren’t wearing it (aka: what were you thinking?)
2. Sending it to an assistant to bring to the office ASAP if someone somehow forgot it
3. Sending it to a friend to swap info on colors, new makeup artists, etc.
6. The hat
Nobody ever protested to a little mystery. Whether it be sunglasses or an old fashioned hat with a bow, everyone likes a good accessory that has you asking for more.
7. Men’s dress shirt
Once a fashionista is dressed and ready to hit the town, all she needs is a well-dressed Ken on her arm. Single, in a relationship or really into menswear, the emoji gives us a visual for the feels.
8. Manicured hand
Similar to lipstick, there are just some aspects of fashion where without them we are left feeling unfinished. A manicure is one of them.
9. The girl with her hands up in protest
Aka, “NO FLORALS.” This the perfect shortcut for all fashion industry people. If they see a trend they hate, “poof-” emoji sent. No time wasted.
10. Money with angel wings
Easy translation: #goals. A fashionista keeps her goals close, working hard to succeed them and moving on to the next. That mantra is easily visualized in this emoji.
11. The cool kid with the glasses
Nix the smile and we have an Anna Wintour emoji. A pair of sunnies reflecting your personality are a staple in any Fashionista’s closet. Go dark and shady like Anna Wintour or bright and fun for summer.
12. Alien surprise face
Aka, the “you just blew my mind” emoji. Whether this is after seeing an amazing runway show or seeing someone in culottes for the first time, fashion happens and the emoji is much needed.
13. The scissors
Even after all of the fluffing and primping, the time to edit is crucial. To step back and look at your work is what makes it perfect. That is where the scissor emoji becomes essential.