Academia refers to a style influenced by learning. Think tweed blazers and cozy reading nooks, perfect for spending hours in while studying. The style is marked by warm tones, woolen textures, and a more analog sensibility. Knowledge is viewed as the most important thing, and the classic Academia aesthetics is open to everyone who values intelligence and sophistication. It revolves around the classics, in clothing, novels, movies, architecture and interior decor.
Academia seeks to emulate the sophistication and status of established educational institutions, and is inspired by the heritage of Ivy League universities like Oxbridge, Harvard University, The University of Glasgow, and others.
A key element to embracing the classics is nostalgia. Many followers of academia find inspiration from imagining private school life in the early 19th and 20th centuries, particularly from films like Dead Poets Society (1989) and School Ties (1992).
Anyone who identifies with this aesthetics love simple, sophisticated clothing, like black turtlenecks, wool/tweed/plaid coats, smart trousers, and ties. These are all necessities in any academia look. And instead of a designer handbag, carry a worn satchel, preferrably filled with thick, dog-earred books like novels, poetry etc. (Source: Aesthetics Wiki).