This Cottagecore-Inspired Motif is About to Blow Up, Thanks to Stella McCartney

Very twee, and I kinda love it.

Last Updated on January 24, 2022

Have you noticed mushrooms dotted around everywhere right now?

I’m not talking on your plate, although there’s nothing wrong with that. I’ve started seeing the twee motif all over jewellery, sweatshirts, knits, PJs, even socks!

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Luckily, it’s not just us. Global search platform Lyst included the cottagecore-inspired motif in their trend predictions for 2022, putting it down to Stella McCartney’s SS22 collection that features fungi.

Over the past three months, they report that interest in pieces containing the keyword “mushroom” have increased by 37%.

As well as McCartney, mushrooms have also been championed by designers including Marni, Sportsmax, JW Anderson and Alexa Chung. If it’s good enough for the it-girl herself, it’s good enough for us.

The high street has caught on quickly, with brands including Monki, ASOS and Urban Outfitters offering iterations of the mushroom trend too – and chances are, you’ve seen that Zara jumper all over Instagram.

Sadly the blue and green knit with a huge red mushroom from the high street brand has now sold out, but there’s plenty more where that came from.

It doesn’t have to be as bold as that either. You can add a touch of twee in the form of a single mushroom earring, or a patch on an oversized denim jacket.

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Shop the mushroom trend

Convinced? Here’s a selection of pieces featuring fungi you can buy now.

Make Your Magic gold-tone pearl necklace MARTHA CALVO

Make Your Magic gold-tone pearl necklace, £115, Martha Calvo at Net-a-Porter – buy now

JW Anderson mushroom crew neck jumper

Mushroom crew neck jumper, now £644, JW Anderson – buy now

UO Good Mood Knit Jumper Urban Outfitters

UO Good Mood Knit Jumper, £52, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Mushroom Patch Iron on Toadstool Patch Embroidered Fly image 1

Mushroom Iron on Patch, £2.50, Etsy – buy now

Mushroom species t-shirt Minga London

Mushroom species T-shirt, £19, Minga London – buy now

ASOS DESIGN calf length rib socks in sage with mushroom motif

Socks, £4, ASOS – buy now

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COLLUSION knitted vest with mushroom print

Knitted Vest, £15.99, ASOS – buy now

Poppy Gingham Mushroom Print Maxi Dress

Poppy Gingham Mushroom Print Maxi Dress, £170, By Megan Crosby – buy now

Mushroom hoop earrings Monki

Mushroom hoop earrings, £6, Monki – buy now

Sportmax TONICO mushroom sweater

TONICO mushroom sweater, £245, Sportmax – buy now

single mushroom hoop earring

Single mushroom hoop earring, £97, Eshvi – buy now

Mira Mikati
mushroom embroidered sweatshirt

Mushroom embroidered sweatshirt, now £135, Mira Mikati – buy now