Gender Neutral Cottagecore Outfits Are Adorable

With the current state of our world’s environment, I think it’s safe to say that all of us have had at least one fantasy where we’ve wanted to relocate to the woods and live in our own discreet little cottage. I can’t speak for every single one of you, but I personally have entertained this thought. And the look? Gender neutral cottagecore, of course.

Come on — committing to the risk and actually dropping everything to live in the forest sounds ideal, but doesn’t it also sound hard? QUILL’s here to give you an alternative: the key to achieving nonbinary cottagecore fashion! You may not be able to afford to buy your own house in the alps, but at this point, you might as well look the part. 

We’ll start off with some basic, main pieces to achieve your cottagecore look; all androgynous, so you can spin it any way you want.

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Loose Overalls

The main appeal with the soft, cottagecore aesthetic is that not only the clothes look comfy, they simply are. That’s why we’re including some flowy and loose-fitting overalls in our list. They’re wide, soft, and light; all optimal for you to jump and frolic in the fields with.


Chunky Sweaters & Cardigans

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of a chunky sweater. They always seem to come back onto the most loved fall staple pieces, and for good reason. They look good on everyone, and they offer a sturdy silhouette that’d look great with any kind of bottom.  


Button-Up Shirts

With all the sweaters and cardigans, you’d of course need a layering piece. This is where our collared button-ups come in. To check all the boxes for these gender neutral cottagecore outfits, it’s best to go with something that’s neutral in color. If you’re more into patterns, then some soft, dainty florals should also do the trick. You can even do plaid; you can’t really go wrong with it. 


Pleated or Wool Trousers

Another main essential to achieving a gender neutral cottagecore outfit: trousers! Details do matter, so I recommend you look into a wool blend or something that’s pleated. The straight legged fit of these types of bottoms typically go nicely with the different flowy aspects of either your accessories or your tops. It’s definitely a more versatile item; and it can go with either a soft or dark cottagecore aesthetic.


Linen Shorts

If it’s too warm out to be piling on the wool, you can still remain frolicky and comfy in some linen shorts. Any length works, but we recommend something light in color: any whites, beiges, tans, greens, or even yellows will work with just about anything. 


Now that we’ve got the basics down, here are our gender neutral, accessory-based recommendations to really bring together the cottagecore outfit basics. 

Lace or Wool Hats

If you’re like me, and you’re a little adventurous with your outfits, an elevated hat will do just the trick. A more unique fabric like lace will be sure to stand out and highlight whatever it is you’re wearing. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something just a tad more diluted (but still effective, of course) then anything wool or knit is perfect. 


Shoes

An outfit is not complete without its shoes. In order to perfect your cottagecore outfit, we have a quick mini-list of gender neutral shoes that will tie everything together. First up, any leather loafer will pair perfectly with any trouser. For the sunnier days, leather sandals are just as good. Mary-Janes (either heeled or not) and combat boots are also good options. The more timeless they look, the better. If you’re looking for something more colorful, then any of these variations in earthy or pastel tones will level your outfit up. 


Bags

Of course, you’d need something to carry all of your forages and knick-knacks in. Our recommendations on bags will ensure that you can carry all of it in style. First up, any kind of brown backpack, whether suede or leather, will make your outfit appear more vintage and gentle, which is the goal for any gender neutral cottagecore outfit. Another good option (especially for students) includes any loose canvas bag, which will make you appear artsy and put-together.

If you’re a fan of textures, wicker bags and fruit totes are just the thing you need. 


What do you think? If you’re a fan of this essential guide to our gender neutral cottagecore outfit picks, let us know in the comments below!

If you have any more tips for us, please feel free to share those as well. See you guys in the next style guide! 


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11 Fall Eye Eyeshadow Palettes, Because It’s A New Season

Fall eyeshadow palettes are essential to entering the new season. Eyeshadow trends shift from bright to burgundy, neons to neutrals, pastels to purples, rainbows to reds, SPF to… well, you should always be wearing SPF. You know that. 

 

My point is, you can’t get into autumn without changing your eyeshadow palettes up – it’s basically a rule. (One I made up, but I digress.) 

This season, red, purple, burgundy, and orange eyeshadow is super trendy. With this knowledge in mind, I’ve picked out 11 fall eyeshadow palettes that will get you into the caramel apple and PSL spirit!

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Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette

Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain released this eyeshadow quad mere weeks ago, making it the perfect entry to fall palettes. It comes in three different color combos: the pink and plum Majestic Rose, brown and gold Royal Jungle, and smokey-eye-suited Imperial Moon. All eyeshadows are filled with winter rose oil, which gives the formula its easy glide.

BUY NOW – $85


California Love Eyeshadow Palette

California Love Eyeshadow Palette

As a proud Californian, I had to include the fall-esque California Love eyeshadow palette from ColourPop. Inspired by my beautiful state’s cities, including beachy San Diego and (my) San Francisco Bay Area, the muted pinks and reds are perfect for fall – no matter where you live. Just note that El Capitan is more for the face, and absolutely not for the eyes; a little confusing, but you get used to it.

BUY NOW – $18


Rainforest Temptations Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette

TARTE Rainforest Temptations Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette

Thirteen eye AND cheek shades in one little palette, for less than $30 online? Yeah, we’ll take it. tarte’s Rainforest Temptations offers an array of shades, from gold to olive to pink to red, all of which will shimmer on your lids. The secret ingredient here is Amazonian clay, which gives this eyeshadow palette its long-lasting wear.

BUY NOW – $27.30


Twenty-Seven Eyeshadow Palette

melt Twenty-Seven Eyeshadow Palette

Melt is known for their “high” (lol I’m funny) quality eyeshadow palettes, and the twenty-seven palette is no exception. Consisting of 10 red-orange-burgundy shades, you’ll have a fierce look that only the bold will dare to replicate. The formula is Leaping Bunny certified, free of parabens and gluten, and totally vegan – they truly love up on the animal kingdom.

BUY NOW – $58


Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

Hurry while the price is cut in half, because who doesn’t love spending less than $70 instead of $129? (I love it. Me. Just check out my review of Amazon’s Foreo dupe, that’s how dedicated I am to saving.) The 15 shades come in a variety of finishes, including matte, duo chrome, metallic, and chrome crystal. It’s totally free of talc, too; if you’re sensitive to the ingredient, this palette is for you.

BUY NOW – $64.50


Mini The Baby One Talc-Free Eyeshadow Palette

Mini The Baby One Talc-Free Eyeshadow Palette

Another talc-free palette? Hell yeah, we’ll scoop it up! Instead, this mini palette uses mica for its texture and glimmer, while shea butter nourishes and conditions the eye area. The combination helps more sensitive eyes avoid irritation, while still being able to wear a fall eyeshadow palette – this time, in gorgeous berry shades with matte, satin, and metallic finishes.

BUY NOW – $25


MINERALIST Rosewood Eyeshadow Palette

MINERALIST Rosewood Eyeshadow Palette

Oh, look – talc-free again! We can’t NOT include those palettes for the bbs who read this and wonder if there’s more than one option for a fall eyeshadow palette. MINERALIST comes with two berry shades, three beiges, and one deep brown, all of which are infused with antioxidant-filled rosehip and sea buckthorn oils. The result: nourishment while looking f*cking fire.

BUY NOW – $32


Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette – Berry Bad

Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette - Berry Bad

Don’t need 15 shades, but want more than one? Enter: e.l.f., here to save the day as per usual. Berry Bad is soooo very good, with four shades that complement one another, are similar in shade, but are different depths to create a complex look. The clean formula is to die for, and the $3 price tag can’t be beat. Throw it in your bag – or wallet, or pocket – and touch up throughout the day as needed.

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Extreme Visionary 12-Piece Magnetic Eyeshadow Palette With Hemp

Extreme Visionary 12-Piece Magnetic Eyeshadow Palette With Hemp

PÜR is PÜR because they push the envelope. For example, in this perfect-for-fall eyeshadow palette, they’ve included hemp to treat dry skin and create the perfect canvas for eyeshadow. At the same time, a blend of ginseng, green tea, and vitamin B come together to rejuvenate and fight aging in the eye area, so your eyeshadow doesn’t bring you down (or bring your skin’s age up).

BUY NOW – $22.40


Bronze-Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Nude Bronze Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

This burgundy makeup palette is perfect for fall, because it touches upon every color you think of – orange, red, rust, gold, bronze – when you imagine the leaves changing color. The 12-pan palette gives you glitz and glam or soft and sweet depending on the mood with its plethora of finishes, and it’s small enough to travel with. Bonus: it comes with a mirror (something that’s missing from too many palettes), so you don’t need to use your phone camera anymore. Win!

BUY NOW – $11.97


35O3 Fierce By Nature Artistry Palette

35O3 Fierce By Nature Artistry Palette

Morphe’s palettes are always so elaborate, and this 35-pan palette is no exception. Fierce by Nature is a kind of perfect name for an eyeshadow palette resembling fall’s picturesque nature, and the colors – blood to deep red, browns, dark berries, and two pops of bright green – stand out on any skin tone. Be bold or blend in, stand out or stand back… whatever you want to channel, this palette offers.

BUY NOW – $27

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Which fall eyeshadow palettes are your favorites? What colors will you be wearing? Tell us in the comments!


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4 Vaginal Beauty Trends That Are… Different

Vaginal beauty trends have been whirling around for years. I mean, it can’t just be me who remembers vajazzling. Or what about that weird moment in time where the world was super into vaginal wing lifts? Vajacials are still popular, and don’t even get me started on vabbing.

These four trends are… a little odd. (Or, like with vabbing, just straight up gross.) After all, aren’t all vulvas beautiful? Shouldn’t we be advocating for body positivity – including vagina positivity? Why are we so obsessed with making our vulvas look pretty?

And yes, we all have the right to do what we want with our vaginas. I’m not arguing that! But still, injecting blood into your pelvis? That’s wild to me (and needles near my vulva? No thanks). Which is why I present to you: the most out-there vaginal beauty trends thus far.

Vabbing

Ah, the latest vaginal beauty trend. If you haven’t heard, I’m sorry to inform you of this new “fragrance.” Started on TikTok, you basically take your vaginal discharge and wipe it on your pulse points, wearing it like it’s the hottest perfume on the market to attract men in particular.

 
 
 
 
 
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Now, not only is this ick, it’s also – surprise – unsanitary. There’s no proof that your vaginal fluid is a pheromone that will attract the male species to fall in love with you (what it was originally promoted as doing). And, let’s be honest – if you told them that your scent was your ~scent~, they’d probably 1. Gag, or 2. Immediately pigeonhole you as a sexual deviant, rather than a human being.

So, yeah, vabbing? Skip this one. No one wants to know you’re wearing your vaginal juices as a beauty trend; just buy that $20 fragrance promoting pheromones off Amazon instead.


Vajacials

Vajacials are the treatment for your vulva that didn’t need to exist, but somehow was created and has stuck around to this day. So, what is a vajacial? It has nothing to do with your vagina,  first of all – it’s all outer. Basically, this 30-60-minute treatment is meant to rejuvenate your vulva. 

 
 
 
 
 
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The process starts off with vulva steam, helping to clear out any debris and oil and loosen ingrown hairs. Next, an extraction process is a deep dive into ingrowns, blackheads, and clogged pores that are giving you red spots, bumps, black spots, and discomfort.

Exfoliation is a crucial part of a vajacial, just like any other facial. The exfoliant will help clear out anything left in the pores that couldn’t be extracted, and it also cleans the area of any bacteria that’s lingering from the extraction. Lastly, a soothing mask is placed on the pubic area to calm irritation. And voila – your vulva is rejuvenated!

Occasionally, the cleaner will have enzymes, or a brightener will be used. Do your research if you want to try a vajacial out – different estheticians use different products.


Vaginal Wing Lifts

Okay, yeah, sometimes childbirth, hormones, age, and life in general cause your vagina to look a little dull or saggy. While this shouldn’t be a problem, because again, all vulvas are beautiful!!!! some vagina-havers feel uncomfortable with the changes in their pubic region. Enter: vaginal wing lifts.

This vaginal beauty trend involves using hydraulic filler and your own blood to “lift your wings,” aka lift your labia. The PRP (platelet-rich plasma) of your blood, mixed with the filler, is injected into your labia to plump up, tighten, and repair any sagging by promoting the production of collagen in your vaginal tissues. It’s the PRP that helps heal; the filler just gives the “vaginal wing lift.”

This vaginal beauty trend sounds appealing, and it’s worth a try if you truly feel that your labia could use that lift. There are few negative side effects, though infection is always possible. But honestly? Save yourself that $1,500 and stop staring at your vagina in the mirror, because I guarantee no one is calling it saggy like you are.


Vajazzling

Of course I’m bringing up vajazzling – would this article be an article on vaginal beauty trends if I didn’t? (No. The answer is no.) 

This beauty trend is the only beauty trend that has no greater purpose than to make your pubic area look outstanding. Vajacials cleanse, while vaginal wing lifts help tighten, and vabbing can maybe possibly make men attracted to you. But vajazzling? Stick some rhinestones onto your crotch and know that you have the blingiest pubic area out there. That’s all there is to it.

 
 
 
 
 
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And if you’re wondering where it got its start, let me direct you to the lovable Jennifer Love Hewitt, who in 2010 on a talk show, encouraged her fellow vagina havers to “vajazzle their vajayjays.” Iconic.


Here’s The Thing, Though

Just like how some people prefer to shave their vaginas, some people like to add rhinestones to their pubic area, or give their vaginas a little lift. And why should we stop them? Unless it’s dangerous, it’s not like their vaginal TLC will affect us when we walk by them; hell, we won’t even know unless they’re walking around underwear-less.

So while vabbing has no point (and truly is gross), and vaginal wing lifts are $1,500, do what makes you feel beautiful. After all, these vaginal beauty trends are here for a reason, and vajazzling never hurt anyone.


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