If you ever watched Lord of the Rings or The Moominvalley franchise, admired wild, wholesome and peaceful nature or essentially spent some of your time in the countryside or woodland, this aesthetic will definitely feel closer to your heart if not already. The feeling of the freeing spirit of nature, joy of everything blooming and living in harmony with the world is what Cottagecore aesthetic is inspired by. To be more specific these kinds of aesthetic and fashion choices are revolved around a romanticized interpretation of western agricultural or farm life. But the overall ideas are about the desire to pursue a simple life or at least engage in activities outside the internet (like reading or painting, or handcrafting) that brings you closer to nature or take part in some way in it, embrace ones love to it and the simplicity of being in the great outdoors.Cottagecore fashion can include flowy, loose and long dresses and skirts in any pastel, natural and earthy color. It can also use any floral print and simple yet very elegant patterns, such as stripes and polka dots, gingham and plaid and all kinds of ornaments.
Clothing items can also be decorated with embroidery which only adds to the natural look and the applied arts aesthetic. The special feeling can also be channeled through all kinds of simple accessories such as dainty jewelry, cute handbags, hair garments, knitted or straw hats and frilled socks.
This transparent handbag with dried and pressed flowers can express the care and sentiment that has been put in the outfit. Large, comfy and layered clothing with button blouses, accentuated flowy sleeves and/or lace details is also very fitting to the cottagecore apparel.
Instead of just pants, we tend to see more overalls and jumpsuits, especially in washed denim and corduroy, it brings cozy farm lifestyle aesthetics, like you spend time on a fresh air and green fields. Long summer light and flared skirts will be a great idea too:
- WHITE BLACK HIGH WAIST IRREGULAR LIGHT MIDI SKIRT
- YELLOW SPRING FLOWERS PASTEL AESTHETIC MESH LONG SKIRT
Footwear in this aesthetic tends to be comfortable and cute. It can be oxford shoes with round nose and lovely buckles, flat straw sandals or even plain sneakers.
For inspiration and some apparel ideas, you can visit our collection of Cottagecore outfits, which can help you create a look you wish for, or try to combine these items with ones from different aesthetic and experiment with it. Overall, the feeling of a vintage vibe or sweet nostalgic memories can help to accents any Cottagecore outfit.
Like Cottagecore there are many associated with it aesthetics or subgenres, if you like, for example, Warmcore, which is related to things that make a person basically feel warm and cosy inside, with a hint of nostalgia. Moreover, Warmcore aesthetics usually convey warmth, softness and a necessary brightness of the sunlight. The knitted sweaters and cardigans, such as this one, very accurately represent the warmth and comfy feeling in this aesthetic.
- VINTAGE PURPLE FLOWER EMBROIDERY KNITTED CARDIGAN
- VINTAGE AESTHETIC KNIT BRAIDS WARM CARDIGAN SWEATER
There are many “nature-centered” aesthetic, like Bloomcore, Naturecore or Meadowcore, which can bear the same feeling or theme in them. It is of flower fields, gardens, gardening, greenery and any aspect connected to nature. Many fashion trends include these themes of a quiet life to modern clothing styles and outfits and succeed. The concentration of natural elements and components is very important to said aesthetics.
In general, these aesthetics are the idyllic and often romanticized versions of being out in nature. But of course, that doesn`t mean that we should stop trying to be at peace with nature, taking care of each other and ourselves in any ways we prefer, especially if these ways don`t do any harm and bring some love in our lives. Sometimes, though, it invites us to an adventure to seek out the unknown and inspire to not forget about the beauty of the wildlife. In any case, we advise you to only wear whatever makes you the happiest and more like yourself.