While you may be familiar with Cottagecore, you may not have heard of Farmcore which is largely similar.
As the aesthetics name suggests, Farmcore relates to living an agricultural life but what actually is it?
What is Farmcore?
Basically, those within the Farmcore aesthetic community romanticise western agriculture and farm life.
Closely related to the Cottagecore aesthetic, Farmcore (sometimes referred to as Countrycore) has been flooding our social media and minds in recent months.
At the aesthetics core, the community longs for simple lives that are harmonious with farm life and animals such as chickens, cows, horses, rabbits, goats, and geese.
Like many aesthetics we now love, the term was coined first by an unknown Tumblr user before growing into the community we know today.
If you’re going to be involved in the Farmcore community, even just by your choice in clothing, you need to understand its core mofit’s.
Farmcore revolves around motifs that can be sourced in nature – happy farm animals, wooden cottages, tending to gardens, volunteering and more.
The most central motif and activity for this aesthetic, however, is farming – though, this should not be surprising.
We all know that most actual farming workwear is not aesthetically pleasing, and a lot of the clothing we are going to suggest is likely not suitable for actually working in a field, but they are the foundations of this community.
The most basic outline on Farmcore fashion involves loose, flowing, knee-length dresses and skirts or oversized overalls predominately made from linen, faded denim or cotton.
Some may prefer the minimal take on this, but feel free to embellish with lace, ruffles or embroidery.
Most clothing worn by the Farmcore community closely resembles clothing items from a few centuries ago, however, they are not anything that was actually worn – for example, the dresses we have discussed would have been impractical in the field.
Clothes from 1900s-1950s closely fit the community’s aesthetic.
If you don’t want to wear long dresses, overalls or even aprons (think of Belle from Beauty and the Beast), you can opt for midi dresses, milkmaid necklines, baggy jeans smoked tops and puffed sleeves.
But shoes must be kept practical – lace up boots, loafers, t-bar shoes or mules.
Patterns and Colours
While you’re to look like you’re working on a farm, we don’t have to sacrifice style!
You can always opt for fun patterns such as paisley, lace, stripes, plaid, gingham or florals.
Stick to earthy and neutral colours such as brown, beige, olive, maroon, ochre and ivory with hints of pastels like faded pink, light yellow and baby blue.
Our favourite accessories for the Farmcore aesthetic include straw hats, aprons, thin bracelets, long, golden necklaces, and dainty earrings.
If you’re looking for more fun accessories, you can’t go wrong with baskets, bandanas, pendants or flower crowns.
Makeup / Beauty
The Farmcore community, similarly to Cottagecore, embraces a minimal, natural approach to their makeup.
Stick to warm tones with lots of blush and highlight for the perfect Farmcore makeup look.
Generally, the best Farmcore hairstyle is loose braids or worn up in a messy pony tail or bun.
To spice things up, you can always add some ribbon or a bandana.