While winter soldiers on for those of us in the northern hemisphere, we should take heart, as that means springtime is on its way. Ah, spring, when we can finally shed the excessive layers of clothing and get back outside to do our favorite Cottagecore activities.
Cottagecore aesthetic is growing in popularity on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, and the dreamy images can almost make you forget about all of the advances of the 21st century. Images of mostly women doing things like making jam, relaxing by babbling brooks, and painting their faces like fawns or other cutesy animals are typical. However, the aesthetic has run into some criticism which includes a lack of diversity and romanticizing a time of colonialism.
Some marginalized women, including these Black women and some members of the LGBTQ+ community, however, have taken a liking to the aesthetic, which will hopefully continue to make the Cottagecore lewk more inclusive and diverse. While the clothing style is more Little House on the Prarie, most proponents of the aesthetic claim to have progressive ideals and are more concerned with rejecting capitalism and embracing a more sustainable life.
The beginning of spring is right around the corner, the perfect time to purge some old clothes to donate to a worthy second-hand store. While we revamp our spring wardrobe, we should look no further than our old friends Etsy and Amazon for the prettiest springtime Cottagecore clothing.
This custom-made dress comes in sizes small to large and in a variety of colors, like beautiful crimson red, dark forest green, and moody black. Go on a picnic, lay on a quilt and read a book, or sit on a rocking chair. Just don't forget to post a photo of yourself wearing this gorgeous piece.
Palazzo pants, the skort's older more refined sister, are super cute in this wide-legged accordion style. They come in black, blue, and purple with sizes ranging from small to extra large. Soft and flowy, these pants are ideal for staying cool and fashionable while you tend to your herb garden.
Unisex crewneck sweatshirts are comfy and a must-have for those chilly spring nights. We love this butterfly design for a hygge/Cottagecore vibe, and it doesn't hurt that the size chart goes from small to 3X! Size down for a more fitted look or stay with your regular size for a looser fit. Choose from 10 colors, like antique sapphire, dark heather, and maroon.
Feeling cozy AF, and want the world to know? This Cozy Vibes tea-shirt is super soft and comes in heather prism peach, kelly green, heather blue, yellow, and white with sizes ranging from small to 3X. Keep it casual with ballet flats and jeans or go more cottage-y with a flowy skirt and saddle shoes.
Sized extra small to extra large, this cute jumper has a somewhat more modern look, but could still fit within the Cottagecore aesthetic. Available in 16 colors, pair it with a cute woodland animal tee shirt and boots for a day in the countryside.
The quintessential cottagecore piece, this summer hat will protect you from the sun with its wide brim and UV protection, and even has a removable chin strap for particularly windy days. Ventilated enough to keep cool, it features a notch in the back for a ponytail and an adjustable inner brim that allows you to tighten or loosen the hat as needed. It'll will look cute paired with a dress, jumper, or just a tee-shirt and jeans.
Does this 100% cotton swing maxi dress not look like the comfiest clothing ever? BRB, buying it in all 39 colors/patterns! The only drag is that it is supposed to be hand-washed, but it does look like it could stand to shrink up a bit.
This elegant top is made of thick spandex so it's soft and comfy. Featuring a drop shoulder and asymmetrical hem, this top is available in just about every color. Again, be sure to refer to the size chart when ordering (a good tip for shopping online in general!).
Rock the cottagecore lewk from head to toe with these lace-up saddle shoes. Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, these babies are made of Pu leather so they are comfortable, durable, and non-slip.