Cottage core lovers this is for you! This post explains what the cottage core aesthetic is and how you can incorporate pieces of a cottage core lifestyle into your own life, no matter where you live or what your circumstances are. Don’t forget to read until the end for a beautiful look book to inspire all your cottage core dreams
The cottage core aesthetic has been circulating the Internet for quite some time now. It started in 2017 but blew up during the pandemic in 2020. It makes sense. We were uncertain about the future, many of us were sick and we couldn’t see our families. We all struggled in one way or another and the cottage core dream was the perfect escape.
It seemed like the perfect faraway land, away from all struggles, pain and illnesses. It seemed like a beautiful life where simple things were all that mattered. The cottage core dream romanticized simpler lifestyles where stress and the day-to-day hustle didn’t exist.
Oh to be in the magical world of cottage core 🧚🏻♀️
What Is The Cottage Core Dream? otherwise known as the cottage core aesthetic
As we went over, cottage core is a trending aesthetic that blew up in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic. With an uncertain future in front of us, many looked for an escape and the cottage core aesthetic was the perfect one.
Cottagecore refers to a simple life surrounded by nature where daily tasks consist of taking care of your house, cooking, baking and taking care of the outdoors. It’s about embracing slow living, the simple life and family time in the countryside.
It’s a magical, beautiful world of taking care of ourselves and our families, wearing beautiful soft flowing dresses, picking strawberries and baking bread. In a world of stress and uncertainty, it seems like the perfect place to be <3
This is a world of no technology, no stressful job and no fast-paced city. It’s all about going back to our roots and living the way our ancestors did before technology and city life took over.
A comforting dream…
For most cottage core fans, this is only a dream or an aspiration. Most of us don’t live this simple life out in the countryside, but it doesn’t mean we can’t. However, some of us do, and in that case, use this post as a way to romanticize your life and every little part of it.
This is why I’m writing this post so I can share how anyone can embrace what they love about this lifestyle, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are. I also included a lookbook below of cottagecore aesthetic photos to inspire you <3
We might not all be able to drop everything and move to the countryside to live our dream cottage core life, but we can all change parts of our life that are making us unhappy and incorporate what we love about the cottage core lifestyle into our own life.
Let’s get lost in the magical world of cottage core and embrace nature…
How to Live A Cottage Core Lifestyle
If you want to embrace the cottage core lifestyle no matter where you live here is how:
Some of you may already live this lifestyle (lucky you 😊) and some of you may want to but are unable to at the moment (don’t worry, one day you will live whatever life you want to live but for now embrace where you are) if you are in the position of wanting to live a more cottage core life and want to add elements of cottage core into your daily routine read on.
1. Follow your natural instincts and natural path
We all have our natural way of being. We thrive when we embrace our natural way of doing things and our natural routine. Take care kf yourself and losten to your body. That is the base of cottage core living, and you can do this anywhere!
Focus on your strengths, not your weakness. We all have gifts and when we embrace our gifts instead of focusing on what we don’t have, that is when we will feel the most relaxed and like ourselves. Embrace who you are, don’t try to be someone else. That is your power.
2. Listen to your body
This ties in with #1. Only do things you want to do and embrace the natural flow of energy you have. Rest when you are tired, o out when you have more energy. Embrace what you are feeling and listen to your body.
3. Wear what you love not just what is in style
It doesn’t matter where you live and what is trendy there, discover your personal style and wear what makes you feel good. Have fun wearing what you love and experiment with different ways to dress your body type.
4. Speak softly, and listen intently to others
Cottage core is all about soft slow living. Take your time to speak and listen when others are talking to you. Try to understand people around you. Don’t listen to reply, listen to understand.
5. Embrace slow living. Find a way to incorporate slow living into your life
Try to slow down and live a slower paced life. Enjoy every moment, be present. Savour your food, look up at the sky, smell the flowers nearby etc… fall in love with being alive. Every moment is a gift that we should savour. Cottage core is about being grateful for the little things in life, so practice gratitude. It will make all the difference on your outlook in life and mood.
If you have a hard time slowing down, start doing 1 thing softly. Maybe it’s trying to listen more, trying to eat slower or journaling at the end of the day. Start small and with time you will live a softer, slower life.
6. Always keep your inner peace
If something, someone or a situation is disturbing your inner peace, let it go. Let everything that disturbs your inner peace go. Your peace and happiness and love for yourself is the most important and valuable part of you. Always keep it and see it as a priority. Protect your energy at all costs.
These are all ways you can incorporate parts of a cottage core slow paced lifestyle into your life. These small tips make all the difference and I am sure they will only make your life more peaceful. Let me know which tips you will add to your life and if it makes a difference.
Cottage Core Aesthetic Inspiration
I created this lookbook with photos I found on Pinterest. I love finding beautiful cottage core photos that inspire me and now I hope what I found inspires you.
Hope this inspired you <3 let me know what cottage core living means to you in the comments below
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