What Is Cottagecore?
So what is this cottagecore spring trend all about? Think of cottagecore as rural farm living with feminine details mixed with functional styles. The popularity of cottagecore rose this past year as COVID-19 significantly changed the way many of us live. When household items became scarce, the need and want for a more sustainable lifestyle started trending.Cottagecore looks back to the days of living off the land through gardening, passing time creatively and baking from scratch. The cottagecore aesthetic is reminiscent of a simpler time, and reflected through a few key trends like vintage prints, dainty details and well-made, sustainable fabrics.
6 Ways to Wear Cottagecore this Season
1. Tops with Feminine Details
A big part of the cottagecore trend are the romantic details like ruffles, balloon sleeves, lace overlays, and ethereal silhouettes. Loosely front tuck these feminine flowy tops into your wide leg pants, cargo pants, or pleated shorts to highlight your waistline.
2. Sustainable Closet Staples
Look for pieces in eco-friendly fabrics to add in the sustainability part of cottagecore. Cottagecore is about finding new closet staples that are ethically sourced and enviromentally friendly.
3. Pretty Florals in Calming Muted Colors
Florals are a big part of this season’s cottagecore trend.These pretty prints will adorn everything from midi dresses to skirts to flowy blouses this spring. Look for calming floral prints in shades of green, rust, peach as well as dusty blue and mauve. Pair these with your neutral closet staples.
4. Textures and Handcrafted Details
Adding texture and handcrafted details will elevate your cottagecore style. Cottagecore features a cozy-at-home aesthetic which translates through soft fabrics such as brushed knits, modal and organic bamboo. Try an oversized cardigan with pom pom detailing, embroidered detail on a top, or handcrafted artisan wood earrings.
5. Feminine Floral Dresses
Choose a dainty feminine floral print dress and layer on a lightweight textured cardigan or trendy utility jacket for the perfect cottagecore look. Don't forget to add a pair of leather mules on those warm spring days.