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A majority of fashionistas are familiar with cottagecore, a romantic aesthetic suitable for spring, summer, and early autumn. But the trend we didn’t see coming? Cabincore.
A recent study published by Stylight reports that clicks on key cabincore pieces such as quilted coats, sleeveless sweaters, and tweed pieces are up—and not going anywhere anytime soon. So what exactly is cabincore? Similar to cottagecore, it’s an aesthetic that embodies the cozy tranquility of remote living and can be channeled in both home decor and fashion alike.
Unlike cottagecore, which nods to an idealized farm life, cabincore draws its inspiration from the mountains and forests. It’s more rustic and—dare we say it—perhaps more practical for chilly autumn and winter weather. While cottagecore fashion is airy and feminine, cabincore is warm and rugged.
As it turns out, cabincore may just be the word the fashion world has been looking for all these years to describe our favorite cold-weather staples. Knit sweaters, warm flannels, booties of all shapes and sizes—all of these fall favorites are fair game when it comes to channeling this trendy aesthetic.
How to nail the cabincore aesthetic
The key to dressing in line with this trend? Don’t overthink it! Cabincore is an embodiment of the classic fall styles we all know and love. Dress practically with boots that are made to brave the elements, layers that take you from chilly mornings to warm afternoons, and simple accessories that will dress up your look without holding you back on your adventures. If you’re stuck, think about textures and focus on key textiles such as wool, tweed, and flannel.
Here are six cabincore-inspired outfits to get you started on the coziest fall aesthetic yet.
beanie / turtleneck / leggings / leggings (plus-size) / bag / boots
With a wool sweater, sherpa boots, and a knit beanie, this cozy outfit is basically what we want to gravitate toward whenever the temps are below 60—and cabincore is giving us a reason to.
top / top (plus-size) / dress / dress (plus-size) / belt / bag / boots / rings
Making a short dress work for fall involves lots of strategic layering. Here, a plaid, fall-appropriate dress is paired with a turtleneck underneath and knee-high boots for an aesthetic that feels very Evermore.
sweater / sweater (plus-size) / jeans / bag / socks / booties
A big sweater, mom jeans, and cozy socks under lug boots gives us woodsy chicness that’s an effortless embodiment of what cabincore is all about.
hat / shacket / dress / dress (plus-size) / bag / boots
Take advantage of the long shacket trend and pair one with a knit dress, wide-brimmed hat, and chunky boots for a look that’s fall at its very core (and a little bit witchy, too).
beanie / patchwork coat / henley /henley (plus-size) / jeans / jeans (plus-size) / boots
Like ASAP Rocky’s Met Gala look told us, patchwork is everywhere this season, and the very aesthetic it gives is cabincore in itself. With jeans, a cozy henley, and a beanie, it’s a cozy fall look that will make you feel like you’re wrapped in your grandma’s favorite quilt (just as it should).
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