It may be one of this year’s biggest trends, but cottagecore is a classic style. Whether you want to add a whimsical touch to your everyday looks or incorporate cottagecore into your home interior, we’ve got plenty of inspiration at Damart.
What is cottagecore?
Cottagecore is a nostalgic, country-inspired style in fashion and interiors. It’s characterised by soft textures, floral prints and muted colours, evoking a romantic, whimsical feeling. The trend has surged in recent years due to a renewed interest in slow living and sustainability, which goes hand-in-hand with hobbies like sewing, baking, and gardening.
At Damart, we have plenty of clothing to fit the cottagecore aesthetic, whatever the season or occasion. You’ll also find cottagecore-inspired homeware to make your living room or bedroom feel lived-in.
How to style cottagecore outfits
Floral print dresses
Floral dresses are the epitome of cottagecore style, especially midi and maxi lengths. Choose neutral or pastel shades in airy cotton or Climatyl for a whimsical, feminine feel. These versatile pieces are perfect for everyday looks or special occasions – pair your dress with flat sandals or heels to suit your preference. Accessorise with a woven basket bag or straw hat to embrace the cottagecore aesthetic from head to toe.
Victorian-inspired ruffles and statement collar blouses are another cottagecore staple. Pair them with a tiered cotton skirt or corduroy trousers for an easygoing day or night outfit. On chilly spring days, layer your blouse under a floral dress, letting the collar peek out, or throw a cosy knit on top.
Cotton skirts are a comfortable and stylish choice for warmer weather, and an easy piece to start with if you’re dipping your toe into the cottagecore trend. Whether tiered, printed or embroidered, a long cotton skirt adds a romantic, feminine feel to any outfit. Opt for classic white, warm neutrals or pastel shades – versatile colours that pair effortlessly with any outfit.
Corduroy, tweed and wool-blend trousers are ideal for colder months when cotton skirts and dresses are no longer an option. These textured fabrics have a workwear feel, toughening up feminine blouses. Pair your trousers with cosy knits to bring a cottagecore element to your autumn and winter looks.
Loafers, brogues or lace-up boots are practical, stylish footwear options that nail the cottagecore aesthetic. Wear them year-round with dresses, skirts, trousers, and knitted socks or tights. Sandals are a great choice for summer, whether strappy or slip-on. Opt for neutral shades like black, brown and beige to complement every outfit.
Cottagecore home décor ideas
If you love the cottagecore aesthetic but don’t want to wear the trend, why not incorporate it into your home instead? From cottagecore bedroom ideas that can revamp your space on a budget to home accessories for your living room and kitchen, we have plenty of inspiration here.
Floral print bedding, whether duvet covers, cushions or throws, is the perfect way to bring cottagecore style into your bedroom, adding a cosy touch. Decorative accessories like wall art, baskets, vases, trinket dishes and lamps are another way to embrace this trend, making your bedroom feel lived-in. When choosing accessories, opt for botanical designs, natural textures like wood and rattan, or neutral and pastel shades to complement your bedding.
Cottagecore-inspired throws and cushions are also great for living rooms, introducing print, colour and texture. A rug will make your living room feel warmer underfoot if you have hard flooring. Checked or floral print curtains have a cosy, country feel while improving privacy and warmth. Like in bedrooms, decorative accessories are a budget-friendly addition that bring character to your living room.
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