3 Cottagecore Outfits for Fall

The charming, European-countryside-inspired look of cottagecore has proved an enduring trend since it began in the late 2000s and took over social media during the pandemic.

The look and lifestyle embrace the idea of slow living in rural settings and wearing feminine frocks — usually vintage and secondhand — that have a sweet aesthetic. Much time is spent connecting with nature and simple pleasures, frolicking through the woods or fields of flowers foraging for blooms and berries, then bringing them back for a tranquil day of baking, crafts and reading by candlelight.

If you want an escape from your busy, modern life, try the romantic look of cottagecore. Here are three cottagecore outfits for fall.

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Sweater vests and full skirts

Cottagecore is about reverting to a time before computers and cell phones when crafting was how people spent their days. It’s no wonder that embroidery is popular among those embracing this lifestyle. Wearing embroidered sweaters gives all the cozy, crafty feels, like this fun vintage knit sweater vest with embroidered fall leaves. Belt it over a cream button-down shirt, a full skirt and sturdy lace-up boots for all those flow-through-the-forest, leaf-peeping moments.

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Embroidered Sweater Vest

Full skirt

Lace-up boots

Pinafores and berets

Getting your hands dirty in the garden growing your own food is another popular activity among the cottagecore set. It’s no wonder that pinafore dresses are also a staple in the wardrobe. A more charming version of coveralls, pinafore dresses feature a bib in front and straps over the shoulders. Pair one over a fox print top (one of the more popular woodland animals among cottagecore lovers) and add a sweet beret.

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Pinafore dress

Fox print shirt

Beret hat

Floral dresses and blazers

You just can’t love cottagecore without loving flowers — flowers in nature, flowers in vases and flowers on your clothes. A flowy floral dress is a must for your cottagecore closet. And it’s surprisingly versatile as a base layer for adding an apron when baking, a sweater to get cozy and read a good book, and a belted blazer when going into town for market day.

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Floral dress

Tweed blazer

Now that you know what the cottagecore trend is and three cottagecore outfits for fall, which one will you try?

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