12 Aesthetics – A Wallpaper & Playlist For Each Month Of The Year
Every year, I try more and more to romanticize my life. It’s important to love your life – but beyond the big picture, to love all the little bits of it. The tiny details. The way your pet greets you at the door when you get home. That first sip of coffee. The sunsets that paint the sky. The people you meet, even briefly. The smell of your favorite holiday hand soap. Every little detail that makes up your life. Because of this search for loving every detail – I was on a mission last year. As someone who loves music – to have it on all the time, whether I’m driving, cooking, or cleaning – I thought it would be fun to create an aesthetic for every month of the year. These aesthetics, which turned into matching desktop wallpapers, playlists and phone lock screen wallpapers, would brighten any moment of my life. And really, it became so much fun. I couldn’t stop organizing songs into what month they fit best, constantly curating a perfect spring, summer, fall or winter aesthetic. They also made me feel insanely organized – having everything match and feel cohesive. So here are my monthly aesthetics, that have been in the works for a whole year (including a playlist for each month).
January Aesthetic – Egg Nog & Earl Grey
January is all about new beginnings, but it’s still cold. It’s taking a while for things to warm back up, for things to get going again. Egg Nog & Earl Grey is all about that. Walking through the snow, sipping hot tea in the morning, and setting your goals and intentions for the year. “Slow down, you crazy child,” Billy Joel starts off our year.
February Aesthetic – Earl Grey & Love Potion
February is all about sisterhood and friendship. Many people might think of Valentine’s Day when it comes to February but let’s be honest. For the one date you go on, the rest of the month is filled with being a wing woman, meeting new besties in the bar bathroom, curling each other’s hair, secrets, gossip and high heels. Explore the world in this hot pink haze – you won’t regret it.
March Aesthetic – Love Potion & Shamrock Shakes
It may just be that St Patrick’s Day falls in March, but something about it makes me feel like a fairy frolicking through the meadow. A cobblestone cabin in the woods, a magic rover, walking barefoot on lush greens. March is all about wonder, cooking up some witch’s brew, using herbs and essential oils to heal. This playlist has all of the cozy, mystical vibes.
April Aesthetic – Shamrock Shakes & Pink Drinks
Spring has finally begun and it’s getting a little warmer outside. Spring means new beginnings – and it’s hard not to feel a little jolly and upbeat. April is all about early swimsuit shopping, wearing shorts for the first time in the year, switching from hot to iced drinks, daydreaming about summer plans, finding the perfect Easter Sunday dress. This playlist is all of those happy, joyful vibes rolled into one.
May Aesthetic – Pink Drinks & Sparkling Wine
Maybe this is just an America thing – but May is usually the month of graduation. Whether you’re moving from Kindergarten to first grade, from eighth grade to high school, from high school or college or to college and beyond, it is a major milestone. Even if you’re not graduating, the end of the school year can leave you with many thoughts and feelings. The world is open, full of endless possibilities, endless adventures. Don’t be sad that’s over, be happy it happened.
June Aesthetic – Sparkling Wine & Sweet Tea
It’s finally summer and everything is so relaxing. Sit by the pool, or lay out on the beach, sippin’ on a fruity drink of some sort. Skate down the pier, meet your friends at the pub, take a break from your busy life. June is the month of fresh air (os salt air, more likely), the month to take a deep breath and count your blessings. Paint, draw, journal, learn a new skill. This soundtrack will be perfect to start off your summer.
July Aesthetic – Sweet Tea & Jello Shots
Three words. Hot girl summer. Stepping into the nightclub with a little skirt and heels on. Driving downtown through the lights, windows open, wind blowing through your hair. Making cosmos and martinis, sipping rosé by the pool, going out almost every single night. Meeting someone new, and then meeting someone else. Curling your hair, buying a new lipgloss. Summer is so sweet.
August Aesthetic – Jello Shots & Strawberry Lemonade
It’s the last month of summer, the last countdown to get all of those bucket list items done. Even so, it’s a relaxing month, filled with making fresh lemonade, going out in the lake, heading to the waterpark, going on roller coasters. “August slipped away, like a bottle of wine, because it was never mine,” says Taylor Swift in this first song in this playlist.
September Aesthetic – Strawberry Lemonade & Pumpkin Spice
When you listen to this playlist and see this aesthetic, I want you to pretend you’re sitting around a campfire. Feel the smoke in your lungs, look up at the stars, count them. Take a few deep breaths, look around at who you are within the firelight. September has a warm glow, it’s a little cold but there’s a warmth still. September’s aesthetic is all about that.
October Aesthetic – Pumpkin Spice & Apple Cider
October is really the beginning of fall, or at least it’s when it is in full swing. Pumpkin patches, fall festivals, dressing up for Halloween. Every night of the week, there’s a new spooky movie on TV, there’s a crisp chill in there and you walk around crunching on dry orange leaves. October is a favorite for many, and this aesthetic will be too.
November Aesthetic – Apple Cider & Hot Cocoa
November is the Thursday of months. While it does house Thanksgiving (good food, a lot of controversies), it is more or less the stepping stone between two major holidays (Halloween and Christmas). It’s getting cold, it’s also getting dark – so much earlier than it was before. This month is filled with quiet nights, sleeping in too late, hot cocoa bombs and late-night talking. It’s a fall and winter fusion.
December Aesthetic – Hot Cocoa & Egg Nog
Now, I know – Christmas music is going to haunt us all this entire month. And I get it, I love blaring Christmas music and decorating the house! But, if you’d like to listen to something else this year “Hot Cocoa & Egg Nog” has all of those chilly Christmas vibes, without being so on the nose. It’s cold, time to ice skate, put up lights, make a snowman, see your breath in the air when you go outside, wear gloves and fuzzy socks. It’s the time of the season!
We hope these monthly aesthetics will get you started! Let us know if you make your own playlist for each month down in the comments below!