Cottagecore is having a big moment.
It just takes a quick scroll through your Instagram or a peek at what’s trending on Tiktok to see that farm chic is the new cool. Who would have thought that baking bread, gardening and embroidery would be the new hot hobbies!
Cottagecore is an aesthetic movement that draws together all of the best parts of going off and living on a farm or in a cabin in the woods. It’s a pastoral fairy-tale escapist aesthetic.
A world where dappled sunbeams peek through the leaves. And fawns walk with you down a path while a brook softly burbles in the distance. Freshly baked scones are just emerging from the oven in a thatch roof cottage, while linen-scented laundry dries peacefully on a clothesline in the yard.
It’s a Holly Hobbie illustration come to life.
Increased interest in Cottagecore in the midst of the pandemic totally makes sense. Aside from weathered books, fresh sourdough, and rustic intimacy, Cottagecore’s “leaving society to live in the woods” ethos is built on the idea of social isolation.
Fashion has already been moving in the Cottagecore direction for a few seasons now with brands like DOEN, BATSHEVA and Vampire’s Wife.
To get the look search out floor sweeping prairie dresses and quilted jackets. Toss in a few gingham prints and a basket bag. Opt for high necklines, empire waists, ruffles and western details. It doesn’t hurt to bake a pie or two as well.. lol .
Basically just give your wardrobe a big ole dose of Outlander meets Little House on the Prairie.
What I’m Wearing: UNIGLO x JW Anderson Tiered Skirt (It comes as a maxi, I altered this one to be shorter) | TOPSHOP Ruffle Blouse| Freepeople Boots | Vintage Straw Basket Bag|
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