In a well-timed article this March, the New York Times did an essay on the topic of “cottagecore,” aka grandmacore, farmcore, or countrycore to those in the know. The artful, retro aesthetic fills our Instagram and TikTok feeds, with girls in calicoed prairie dresses, wildflower sunsets, hand-painted lawn gnomes, and absolutely stunning picnic spreads. We’re now seeing how the DIY farmgirl aesthetic is so useful during these days of the pandemic, and love how it makes doing everyday stuff, well, cuter. Take a peek at some of our favorite picks from our own summer collection – perfect for staring at sunsets, swapping homemade bread recipes, and having a countryside picnic in your own yard.
A gorgeous, oh-so-flowy prairie dress that you can wear while picking wildflowers and berries.
Being at home during quarantine means you get to wear whatever you want. Bonus: this timeless muumuu style is perfect for midday naps.
When in doubt, wear the flowers. The ditsy floral frenzy is sure to make cottagecore styles stick around for a while.
This is the staple of every cottagecore wardrobe – easily pairs with blouses and tops, and gives you the perfect Bo Peep vibes. Another is the big sister version of the mini gauzy skirt.
It’s summer. Show off your shoulders. This version has the perfect ruching to flatter your look.
A poet’s dream – with ruffles at the neck. Another one features a sweet ruffle on the hem
Another staple of the cottagecore lifestyle with some smocking and cute flattering puff sleeves.
Straw accessories are a must-have. This one’s perfect for taking a quick trip to the market.
You gotta stock up on ruffle edge white socks, period. Or maybe a sheer dotted version could mix it up too.
These scrunchies are so adorable, and they double as arm candy.