Trends 2021: What is cabincore?

Move over cottagecore, there's a new trend in town.
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Cabincore is set to be one of the biggest trends in 2021 – so what exactly is the aesethic and how do you get the look?

You’ve probably only just got used to the idea of cottagecore, the trend that stole the hearts of many romantics this summer.

While this aesthetic painted a picture of being in a cottage in the English countryside, surrounded by meadows, cupcakes and cups of tea, the cabincore aesthetic centres around the idea of being cosied up in a log cabin, being toasted by a log fire as you gaze at mountains in the horizon.

Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?

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While 2020 has seen us all longing to escape on holiday, the staycation feel has grown in popularity for those not interested in luxe loungewear – and now the summer of cottagecore is over, cabincore is here with a much more cosy and warm vibe.

So what do you need to perfect the cottagecore look?

Think chunky knits, heavy-duty boots, corduroy and flannel shackets aplenty, for a look that errs on the glamorous side of hiking holiday getup.

We’ve rounded up some of the trend’s must-have pieces, so you can feel cute and cosy this winter.

Boden boots

Boots, £150, Boden – buy now

Another must-have for this look is a pair of chunky lace-up boots.

This pair from Boden are the perfect beige colour for the vibe, while the gold hardware adds a luxe touch.

H&M jumper

Jumper, £24.99, H&M – buy now

A chunky knit is a must for this aesthetic, and we love this H&M sweater from their Conscious collection.

While it looks and feels utterly cosy, the oversized collar gives us Gucci vibes too.

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Urban Renewal Vintage Brown Padded Flannel Shacket

Vintage Shacket, £42, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Can you imagine going on a hiking holiday without a flannel shacket?

The vintage and unique jacket isn’t just stylish, but it’s practical and comfy too, which is all we want this year.

wrangler jeans

Mom jeans, now £56, Wrangler – buy now

Jeans are a staple for anyone’s wardrobe and are a key component of the cabincore look.

This pair of vintage-style mom jeans from Wrangler will look perfect teamed with a check skirt and chunky boots.


Wool Jacket, £135, Cos – buy now

Khaki suits every skin tone and this jacket is beautifully cut too.

With a pointed colour and matching buttons, this will last forever.

gant trousers

Trousers, now £55, Gant – buy now

If jeans aren’t your vibe, try a pair of khaki trousers.

Also available in beige, this linen pair from Gant work well to create a casual yet considered look.

weekday dress

Check dress, now £23, Weekday – buy now

Like Paula Sutton from Hillhouse Vintage, you don’t need to wear trousers to make this look work.

Opt instead for a check dress and chunky boots to make the look work for you.

Kurt Geiger London STINT boots

Boots, now £99, Kurt Geiger – buy now

Chunky boots aren’t going anywhere soon, so they’re worth investing in.

This pair from Kurt Geiger are definitely more of a splurge item than a penny saving purchase, but they’re sturdy, comfy and stylish – everything the cabincore trend represents.

Handmade wool coat - Medium plane

Coat, £139.99, Mango – buy now

Favoured by supermodel Gigi Hadid, Mango’s coats never fail to disappoint – and this wool longline coat is ideal for those looking to embrace cottagecore.

Worn over the aforementioned check dress and chunky boots, you’ll be ready to go hiking.

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