STONER AESTHETIC

The stoner aesthetic cannot be pinned down to just one word or thing. It’s easy to fall into the outdated stereotype that stoners are a lazy pizza eating bunch of hippies but clearly it’s nonsense…

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Just because we enjoy pizza and being lazy sometimes (like pretty much everyone) doesn’t mean that’s it. 

The Higher Self

Stoners by definition indulge in all that is vivified by weed be it music, film or food. And it should come as no surprise that stoners have very good taste. As weed heightens and elevates our senses, a stoner is much more in touch with sound, flavor and sensations. 

Beyond the merely physical, many stoners can attest that weed gives them access to a higher self, so to speak. One that has nothing to do with a prescribed creed, but that lets them understand what it really means to be human and learn how to enjoy life to the fullest through experience. 

What is Stoner Aesthetic?

The stoner aesthetic helps the stoner access this high state of being more easily. In essence, the stoner aesthetic sets the vibes right through good music, delicious food, trippy art and the best of company. 

And since more people now than ever before are smoking weed recreationally and/or medicinally, the stoner aesthetic is that much richer. It’s no longer just a bunch of hippies with long hair, unruly beards and body odor throwing up the peace sign and smoking pot. It’s much more than that.

Origins of Stoner Culture

The origins of stoner culture evolved from the hippie counterculture movement of the 60’s and 70’s. Built on anti-war and anti-capitalist ideals with freedom and community at the core, hippies were advocates of peace and love. 

They enjoyed acid, “grass” and other mind-alternating substances as a way of expanding consciousness. Hippies embraced the sexual revolution, flowers, tie-dye, bell sleeves, headbands, dreadlocks, bohemian jewelry and the iconic red-capped mushroom.

Psychedelia to Enlightenment

And while mind-bending trippy psychedelia is still at the heart of stoner aesthetics, enlightenment and personal healing is what stoner culture is truly about. And so, the aesthetics have transformed over the decades so that one can reach their higher self which is as personal as it is unique. And of course, stoner culture would not be so popular today if it weren’t for another counterculture movement, hip-hop.

Hip Hop & the Stoner Evolution 

The 90’s was characterized by alternative music like grunge, edm and of course, hip-hop. Hip-hop was a movement rooted in reggae music that began in the 80’s and rose to prominence in the 90’s. Before Cypress Hill, after the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 during the anti-drug Rheagan era, mentioning marijuana was highly taboo. 

But when the west coast rapper dropped his 1991 album, cannabis started to be seen as something cool instead of dangerous. With Hill’s bold references to weed against upbeat funky soul and Latin rhythms in songs like “Stoned is the Way of the Walk” and “Something to be Blunted,” the perception of cannabis metamorphosed.  

When “Smoking Pot” Became Cool

What first started underground in basements, rose to mainstream popularity. Some of the biggest names in hip-hop followed, including Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Notorious B.I.G. The rest is history, for they changed music and stoner culture as we know it. Stoner culture no longer had the bad rap of the Rheagan era; it became cool to smoke pot and talk about it openly.  

Being a self proclaimed stoner became a way of life that influenced streetwear, hoodies, jewelry and much more. More importantly, hip-hop revolutionized the public view, shedding light on the injustices and discrimination that blacks, latinos and other minorities faced during the War on Drugs. The rapid decriminalization and legalization of cannabis over the last decade is a testament to hip-hop’s transformative power to reflect society onto itself through poetry and style. 

Stoner Styles

Stoner culture is unexpectedly complex but at its heart it’s a counterculture where the core philosophy is freedom of expression. Stoner culture manifests through unconventional styles. The most popular drivers, of course, are the hippie and hip-hop counterculture movements. 

Hippie and gypsy styles inspired bohemian, retro and vintage elements while hip-hop gave rise to streetwear, urban lifestyle and west coast vibes. The alt-rock subculture inspired grunge, punk and gothic elements that have also become characteristic of stoner fashion. For instance, choker necklaces, gauge earrings and Nirvana t-shirts. Likewise, tattooing and body piercing plays an integral part of the stoner aesthetic and self expression. 

All of these styles and art forms have earned their place in modern stoner fashion which continues to evolve. A sense of rebelliousness links these values through thread and ink, alike.  

Aesthetic Stoner Room

An aesthetic stoner room is generally characterized by trippy tapestries, UV lights, glow-in-the-dark elements, psychedelic paintings and of course, a weed leaf here or there. It’s all about setting the right mood with vibrant trippy artwork against soothing lighting. And galaxy light projectors elevate the room to the next level, if you want your very own light show.  

Comfort should be at an all time high; you can never go wrong with comfy weed shaped pillows or ginormous bean bag chairs. And smell proof candles and a stash box for all your gear will keep everything organized and smelling fresh, further adding to the ambience.

Most importantly, a good stoner room is filled with fun activities like stoner coloring books, paint, brushes, video games and a good stoner movie or show at the ready. 

These stoner room decor ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. Surely you’ll give the space your own personal touch.

Stoner Girl Aesthetic 

The stoner girl aesthetic is the physical expression of the girl within. Stoner girls tend to be chill, down-to-earth, adventurous and easygoing. They go with the flow, are ready for anything and make looking sexy seem effortless. They play it cool, keep it natural and always come prepared with weed and munchies at the ready. 

While naturally sexy, achieving the stoner girl aesthetic is a delicate balance of making sexy look easy. She’s dressed to kill and for comfort alike, ready to climb up to the rooftop for the perfect view of the sunset, followed by snuggling on the couch and playing The Witcher.

She’s pretty much perfect. And looks great with that crochet halter, cozy hoodie, nose piercing, gauges, feathers in her hair, and of course, high eyes.    

Pink Stoner Aesthetic

Being a stoner doesn’t mean you can’t be feminine. If anything, the contrary is true. From pink rolling trays, ashtrays, grinders, pipes and bongs to pink shaggy pillows and neon signs, your setup can be as girly as you want it to be. You’ll be leveling up the meaning of “pretty in pink” in no time.  

Stoner Aesthetic Outfits

Cannabis connoisseurs have a wide range of fashion tastes from boho apparel to streetwear, to retro and urban. It really depends on what you as a stoner feel most comfortable wearing and where you fit in. 

But then again, being a stoner is all about standing out effortlessly, so you can mix different elements together for your own unique style. Whether you’re wearing a fashion hoodie, repping cannabrands or wearing a loose, oversized shirt with weed socks and a beanie, anything is pretty much game.

So, the real question is, are you ready to get blunted?

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