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With the rise of TikTok, Gen Z continues to be a key player in deciding fashion trends today. They brought back sweater vests and made it clear that straight leg jeans are cooler than skinny, and while some of their choices may seem a little less familiar, they are still worth considering. The Fairycore trend, for example, is here to welcome you to a world much dreamier than sweatpants, as we look to the future of dressing and clothing experimentation again.
Diving deeper into the adjacent fandoms you’ll find a variety of aesthetics to explore, be it dollcore, unicore, mushroomcore and, one of the most recent to materialize in mainstream fashion. , cottagecore. Fairycore – or faecore, or faeriecore – feels a bit similar to the latter with heavy references to nature and a pension for some of the same design elements, including embroidery and casual dresses. However, that aesthetic also comes with a knack for mystery and whimsy, and those willing to go the extra mile can even pair a set of fairy wings with their outfits.
There are a ton of nails in the look, so don’t break a sweat following a tough list of dos and don’ts. Somewhere between whimsical softness and grunge, fairy fashion feels rather more centered on where an outfit takes you – think pastel colors that remind you of spring, or earthy colors reminiscent of forests or a cozy getaway in. a hut. Then there are pieces that paint the image of a magical picnic: sheer fabrics, puffy dresses or gingham prints.
With such an intricate aesthetic, a lot is left to the interpretation of the wearer, so it’s no surprise that the TikTok crowd has a really good hand on the art of layering as well. At faecore, it is not uncommon to find a long puffy skirt topped with a midi dress, then topped with a corset or a vintage-inspired sweater.
Of course, you don’t have to be a member of the fairy fandom to enjoy his favorite pieces. Turns out, as unintentional as it may be, the fairies have hit the nail on the head for some of the season’s biggest trends, such as mushroom embellishments, nap dresses, corsetry and 2000s pearl jewelry reminding. After the lounge sets marathon that was in 2020, there really has never been a better time to experience fashion.
Here are 17 pieces that will help you become one with the outdoors and bring out that inner spark.
Mango floral-print knit cardigan
Buy now: $ 60; mango.com
This vest will make you feel like you’ve been instantly transported to a field of flowers.
Flo Shroom_Spoon hoop
Buy now: $ 20; shopshroomspoon.com
When it comes to fairy accessories, feel free to layer some fun, nature-inspired trinkets, even if they don’t particularly match.
Ultamodan ruffled chiffon blouse
Buy now: $ 40 (originally $ 80); us.ultamodan.com
When it comes to fairy life, there aren’t too many frills.
One Teaspoon White Stallion Spirit Dress
Buy now: $ 219; oneteaspoon.com
Wear this puff sleeve dress on its own or use it as a base to show off your layering expertise.
Off-white velvet floral corset camisole R13
Buy now: $ 395; ssense.com
Fairycore fans wholeheartedly embrace corsets with vintage notes.
Vanessa Mooney The Elisabeth dress
Buy now: $ 175; vanessamooney.com
Fairycore often refers to ethereal imagery and the essence of softness, which means stacking satin.
ELOQUII chambray dress with smocked bodice
Buy now: $ 140; eloquii.com
Lighter, airy colors and earth tones play on the aesthetics of gardening, wood details or even swamps.
Chloe printed mini skirt with flower bouquet
Buy now: $ 995; thewebster.us
All this floral mini skirt needs is a puffy top and a pair of lace socks.
Selkie The Minnie Sweater
Buy now: $ 179; revolve.com
The fairycore fandom is no stranger to Selkie’s puffy dresses, but this sweater would offer an interesting layering element to more casual pieces.
Frasier Sterling Magic Mushroom Hoops
Buy now: $ 32; frasiersterling.com
The mushroom trend was made for this moment.
Beepy Bella Jules Necklace
Buy now: $ 215; beepybella.world
Worn by Euphoria Jule’s, this choker will make a magical fashion moment.
Maison Margiela Tabi May Jane Sandals
Buy now: $ 1,085; fwrd.com
Fairycore shoes can mean slippers or no shoes at all, as well as the honorable mention of a feminine and grunge Mary Jane.
Vivienne Westwood Bella Cupless Teal Corset
Buy now: $ 2,315; viviennewestwood.com
RELATED: This Cutless Corset Will Add A Little Edge To A Delicate Puffy Dress.
Missguided Plus Satin Crop Top With Stone Corset
Buy now: $ 35; asos.com
Imagine how dreamy it would be to run in this corset crop top topped with a long floral skirt.
Gyaltsen Earth hooded dress
Buy now: $ 130; gyaltsen.earth
On laid-back days, channel the effortless, earthy side of the fairytale trend with this brown loungey dress.
Pellucid Love Fuzz Pullover Top
Buy now: $ 33; shoppellucid.com
When you are not reaching for neutral tones, pastel hues such as pale purples and pinks will be your best friend.
Lurelly Beaded Floral Top
Buy now: $ 350; lurelly.com
It doesn’t get any more whimsical and fun than this top adorned with crystals and 3D flowers.