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What is cabincore?

Move over cottagecore, there's a new trend in town.

2020 was the year of cottagecore, and while it’s still hanging around, TikTokers have embraced a new aesthetic with cabincore – so what exactly is it 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.

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What is cabincore?

While the cottagecore aesthetic paints 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.

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.

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Boden boots

Boots, now £105, 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.

Oversized sweater vest - Brown - Ladies | H&M GB

Oversized Sweater Vest, £17.99, H&M – buy now

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

While it looks and feels utterly cosy, the sweater vest is another piece that’s trending this year, combining two trends in one.

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BDG Brendan Spliced Check Cropped Shirt

BDG Brendan Spliced Check Cropped Shirt, £39, Urban Outfitters – buy now

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

The mixed chwck skirt isn’t just stylish, but it’s practical and comfy too, which is all we want this year.

wrangler jeans

Mom jeans, £80, 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.

Utility style jacket Monki

Utility Jacket, now £25, Monki – buy now

Khaki suits every skin tone and is one of the key colours of the cabincore aesthetic, so we love this casual jacket from Monki.

Cotton culotte trousers - General plane

Trousers, £29.99, Mango – buy now

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

This beautiful beige pair of trousers can be worn with this matching shirt as part of a co-ord, or teamed with a chunky knit and boots to achieve the look.

weekday check 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, £199, 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.

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