We are all feeling uplifted now that spring has sprung and encouraged that we can put away our winter uniforms and wear something more colourful and joyous. As an antidote to the cold weather and previous years of lockdowns, we are seeing a trend around nostalgic, idyllic concepts. Possibly originally an escapism ‘Cottagecore‘ is now a form of creative freedom we can’t get enough off.
Cottagecore is a trend seen across our wardrobes and interiors, bringing forth a wave of print, pattern and feminity, a real balance between sweet but stylish pieces. Here’s everything you need to know…
#1 What is Cottagecore?
Cottagecore is a romanticized interpretation of traditional English life. It has exaggerated a poetic version of English stereotypes such as picnics and drinking tea. With a whimsical, Beatrix Potter view of how people envision rural living, it’s inspired people to embrace patterns and colours that reflect their emotions. Allowing us to mix colours, patterns and new and older pieces, which goes hand in hand with shifting towards a sustainably conscious lifestyle.
Elements of cluttermore, maximalism and nostalgia creates the feeling of safeness and belonging.
#2 Cottagecore Colour Palettes
When it comes to cottagecore the key is vintage colours and playful prints that give it that sweet, antique feel. Cottagecore steers away from minimalism by using floral prints and exaggerated shapes that exude that vintage feel.
For this season there are lots of pinks, greens and blue’s sparking some energy into our clothing. While in interiors blush tones paired with colourful accessories are used to bring rural style living indoors and lilac is a colour to note for this season.