We have thoroughly discussed one of our favourite aesthetics, Fairycore, but it’s time we introduce you to its little sister the Soft Fairy aesthetic.
There are so many aesthetics roaming the internet in recent months, so there has never been a better time to find what feels best for you. Whether that be something muddier and darker like Ravencore or Goblincore or sweeter like Cottagecore.
Since the pandemic put our lives on hold, many have made the decision to leave the city and embrace a simpler lifestyle – and some, a more magical lifestyle.
What is Soft Fairycore?
Soft Fairycore is a more simplified version of Fairycore – it’s Fairycore’s lazy cousin.
Unlike the typical Fairycore, the Soft Fairy aesthetic will not utilise pointed ears or wings. They dip their toes into the mythological aesthetic without the physical elements.
The Soft Fairy aesthetic centers around fairy mythology, with visuals of nature, flowers, sparkles, bows, and streams. Those involved typically care for small, soft animals, read in nature, take long walks through meadows and trees, and appreciate softer, feminine elements.
The trend exudes innocence and tranquillity; a lifestyle of reminiscing on childhood fantasy and an appreciation of fairy tales and folklore.
Soft Fairycore Fashion
The colour palette associated with this aesthetic includes pastel pinks, blues, purples, and neutral cream and brown tones. For accessories and makeup, hints of a deep red work perfectly.
Short, flowing dresses are the most common outfit worn by those in the Soft Fairy community. Add spice to this outfit with mis-matching fabrics with lace, ribbons and bows, or add corsets (these are more popular in the TikTok community, especially in white or green).
We highly recommend long gold jewellery, opal rings, high knee socks, wire-rimmed glasses, open-toed shoes (or no shoes at all), unpolished nails, and fingerless gloves to help achieve the ultimate Soft Fairycore look!
Soft Fairy Hobbies
People who are invested in the Soft Fairy aesthetic often participate in nature-related hobbies and crafts such as:
- making flower crowns
- LARP and RPG
- going for walk
- attending Renaissance festivals
- picking wild berries
- embroidery, sewing or knitting
- pressing flowers
- pranking others
- Sleeping Beauty
- The Dark Crystal
- Ridley Scott’s Legend
- Shelley Duvall’s Faeries Tale Theater
- Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
- The Fairies
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- Barbie in Swan Lake
- Winx Club
- Barbie in Fairytopia
- The Faerie Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon
- The Mermaid Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon
- The Unicorn Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon
- The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsay
- Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie
- Smith of Woonton Major by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynn Jones
- Jack the Giant-Killer by Charles de Lint
- War For the Oaks by Emma Bull
- The Changeling Sea by Patricia A. McKillip
- Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman
- Changeling by Delia Sherman
- Maleficent: Heart of the Moors by Holly Black
- Wondrous Strange trilogy by Lesley Livingston
- Faery Rebels series by R. J. Anderson
- Married to Magic series by Elise Kova
- The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
- Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide to Living On the Edge by Lauren Stover (features a guide to Fairy Folk)
- The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
- A Tale of Magic… by Chris Colfer
- The Complete Fairy Tales by George MacDonald
- Stardew Valley
- Changeling: The Dreaming
- Blue Rose: An ACE Roleplaying Game
- Dungeons and Dragons