Flannel shackets, lug-sole hiking boots, loose, straight-leg jeans, quilted jackets—these are undeniably some of the top trends of the season. But if you take a step back there’s actually an overarching aesthetic here. Specifically, one that transports the wearer outside a log cabin in the woods, nestled between a few evergreen trees, perhaps with a lake just out of frame. This is called cabincore and we’re certain that it’s going to be the new cottagecore.
While summer’s cottagecore moment saw us longing for life in the English countryside—baking pies that cool in the window of a storybook cottage as we pick flowers from the wild meadow out back—autumn has brought on a more woodsy but no less picturesque daydream. Flannel and plaid are always popular around this time of year, but with the rise of cabincore they’re being joined by a longer list of styles that could double as a packing list for a hiking trip to Oregon or Vermont.
Maybe it’s because we’re all itching for a vacation. Or simply an interesting side effect of the rise in outdoor activities (we’ve got no place else to go, after all). Whatever the reason, there’s still a difference between fashion-forward cabincore and an actual hiking getup. Look for luxe details, like gold hardware on boots or corduroy in unexpected shades of pink, to keep your look more on the stylish end and less like you literally wandered off a mountain path. Here, 16 pieces to get you started. And if you wanted to invite us to join you in your gorgeous A-frame rental on Lake Superior as a thank you, we’d be only too happy to accept.