The Brief: The #WhatIdWear TikTok trend has a new cottagecore-inspired twist where people show off what they'd wear if they befriended another species.

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Fashion TikTok thrives on video trends that show off outfits for specific occasions. As COVID-19 means many IRL events and outings are being canceled, TikTok is one way for people to play dress-up as if they were going out. The #WhatIdWear fashion trend has merged with cottagecore and Frog TikTok for a niche and amazing animal outfit trend set to the song “stupid horse” by 100 gecs.

Lyrics included in the videos go:

Then we took my Porsche back to my place
Stupid horse, I just fell out of the Porsche
Lost the money in my bank account, oh no
Stupid horse, I just fell out of the Porsche
Lost the money in my bank account, oh no

Videos in this trend showcase the outfits people would wear if they were to infiltrate a community of another species, telling a mini-story of their journey through their outfits. Creator @luv2drinkbroth started this trend on July 2, 2020, with a video about “outfits I’d wear if I lived in a ladybug colony.” Her featured looks were labeled as “arriving at the colony,” “hanging with the cool ladybugs,” “the ladybug ball,” when they find out I’m not a ladybug,” and “my exile trial.”

https://www.tiktok.com/@luv2drinkbroth/video/6845001904670510341

@luv2drinkbroth’s video was viewed over 900,000 times and inspired other TikTokers to create similar videos of outfits they’d wear if they joined a colony of bees, possums, frogs, etc.

@ratsluicejuice

video inspired by @luv2drinkbroth ❤️ #fashion #possums #outfit #opossum #ilovechina

♬ stupid horse – 100 gecs & Laura Les & Dylan Brady

@uzmaland

this is my favorite trend ever i love it i love it i love it #Flashback #fyp #cottagecore #frogtiktok #toad #alt #lgbt #bi #gay #fashion #thrifting

♬ stupid horse – 100 gecs & Laura Les & Dylan Brady

https://www.tiktok.com/@toadbb/video/6845739289259592965

https://www.tiktok.com/@keybastos/video/6848721115045514501

https://www.tiktok.com/@toadbb/video/6846497196620188934

https://www.tiktok.com/@froggoth/video/6847842378816965893

@virghoexoxo

i just rlly like cows 🐄 #fyp #fashion #whatidwear #outfits #cows #cowtiktok ib: @luv2drinkbroth

♬ stupid horse – 100 gecs & Laura Les & Dylan Brady

https://www.tiktok.com/@avereyshmaverey/video/6848770922518793478

@antiquefemme

pls dont let this flop #cotttagecore #fyp #moth #outfits #vintage #wlw

♬ stupid horse – 100 gecs & Laura Les & Dylan Brady