We all love Cottagecore, but it isn’t perfect for everyone; here is our comprehensive guide of every aesthetic similar to or related to trending aesthetic that you might be interested in.
The Art Hoe aesthetic is based around the love of art, nature, and painting – it is symbolised by women who embody these ideals.
Tumblr user sensitiveblackperson is the creator of his trend that includes famous Art Hoes Amandla Stenberg, Babeo Baggins, Rian Phin and Jenelle Lewis.
This aesthetic, also commonly known as Flowercore, revolves around the appreciation of flowers, nature, gardens and gardening – simple.
Bloomcore is different to the more common Naturecore due to its emphasis on village greenery and a quiet life.
Cottagegore (also known as Dark Cottagecore or Goth Cottagecore) is very simply the darker version of the trending aesthetic – it takes the darker aspects of nature, and more vintage items with the baking and country life.
There is more a focus on rotten mushrooms, plant aesthetics, spirits, ghosts, bones, and forest cryptids over pretty flowers and bright colours. This aesthetic crosses over with Dark Academia, Crowcore and the Vulture Culture.
I’m sure we can all understand what the Country aesthetic is – but for those who are unsure, picture rural America, farmers and ranchers, cowboy boots and lots (and lots) of denim.
This aesthetic places a heavy focus on practicality, community and hard work, being used as a visual trope in not just TV shows but weddings and political propaganda.
Derived from both Cottagecore and Goblincore, the Crowcore aesthetic focuses on nature, crows and collecting shiny objects (like a crow).
This aesthetic is generally darker than it’s parents, but there is significant cross-tagging for Crowcore, Cottagecore, Goblincore and many others.
As the name suggests, Earthcore revolves around the idea of a harmonious ecosystem in addition to technological and knowledge advancements.
This aesthetic is for people who wish to experience the feeling of extreme delicacy and light in a way that is not of this world.
Typically associated with Disney or Barbie that unironically create a dreamy romanticism in their movies. The visual aspect of this aesthetic is soft, light, and embraces the happiness of fairy tales.
Fairy Academia is Dark Academia’s feminine offshoot, and is heavily inspired by the childhood experience during Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Those within the Fairycore community enjoy scheming – taking inspiration from the two young girls who used trick photography to make their community believe they found real fairies in their garden.
Fairycore revolves around the idea of fairy and elf mythology, valuing flowers, pastels, nature, magic and small bunnies – basically anything that screams spring.
- See also: Our Favourite Fairycore Outfits
This aesthetic is similar to Naturecore, with its high regard for nature, but is less restrictive on the use of technology.
The Grandparentcore is the overall depiction of grandparents as well as the comfortable and whimsical aesthetic focusing on what brings joys and happiness.
It might seem naïve, but Grandparentcore requires a level of expert knowledge on topics and activities that are associated with old age.
If you are interested in Greek mythology, you will want to learn more about the Hellenic aesthetic. The work Hellenic is used to describe the people, language and culture of ancient Greece.
The Percy Jackson fandom are a large component of this trend, and it is typically followed by those with an interest in mythology.
Honeycore involves the love of rural production and the consumptions of honey, waffles and bread.
The visuals of this aesthetic focus on pale yellows and browns, with bees, honey and anything apiary-focused. The philosophy behind this aesthetic is agriculture and bee conservation.
- See also: Our Favourite Honeycore Activities
Mori Kei (森系)
Mori Kei is a Japanese fashion aesthetic focused on the appearance of living in the woods.
Though this is a more commonly known aesthetic, the Nautical aesthetic revolves around sailing and the ocean.
I’m sure most of us are Plant Mum’s at this point, as many people began purchasing plants over the pandemic for some much needed nature. The Plant Mum aesthetic is centered around owning and caring for plants (and plant-related accessories).
In particular, their social media feeds are often filled with plants, as if they are their biological children – they may even give them names.
The Prairiecore aesthetic revolves around the idea of American pioneers and living life on the prairie. And don’t be fooled, this trend is not limited to those int he United States – this aesthetic empowers freedom and experimentation by transforming the old into the new.
Key visuals of this aesthetic include grass, hay, wheat, cattle, flowers and farmlands.
If you have ever wanted to live as if you were a fairytale princess, this is the aesthetic for you!
Take the life, mannerisms and fashion of a princess (being poised, educated, well-mannered) and always be ready to take reign of your own kingdom.
Heavily inspired by both Cottagecore and Goblincore, Ravencore is an offshoot of Crowcore (see above). Again, this aesthetic centres around nature and ravens themselves.
Crows prefer to live undisturbed in the mountains or forests, scavange for food on small invertebrates and insects, gather in small groups, and hoard shiny objects.
The aesthetic is built around these basic principles.
The Rococo was a period in history (and art) around the end of the Baroque period where architecture and art in France rejected the dark solemnity of the Baroque.
However, what they maintained (and adored) was ornamentation.
Romanticism is another aesthetic inspired by a period in history – a literary, artistic, musical and intellectual movement from the late 18th century Europe.
The movement, at heart, values nature, emotion, subjectivity and individuality; they developed against the rationalism of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, striving toward the idea of the “sublime”.
The Warmcore aesthetic relates to pretty much any aesthetic with farm and nature values; it focuses on the things that make people feel warm and fuzzy – with hints of nostalgia.
The visuals of this trend include warm, blight colours, with a nostalgic quality through blurred and warm images that feel like a happy memory.
We’re huge fans of the Witchcore aesthetic, which is centred around anything witchcraft such as spells, magic and gems collection.
Holding elements of traditional Goth aesthetics, the Woodland Goth is dark and romantic with flowers and woodland animals.