By now, you’ve probably heard of ‘normcore‘ and ‘cottagecore‘, but Refinery29 reports that “the notion of ‘core’ has suddenly become one of the buzziest topics in fashion. The innocuous word functions as a popular qualifier for an endless number of aesthetic subgenres that have emerged in different corners of the world. From ‘angelcore’ to goblincore’, there are more and more niche cores appearing each day.” Refinery29 delves deeper into this micro-core phenomenon

Since the Netflix show Bridgerton became a hit, there’s been a spike in Regencycore weddings.

The Spring 2021 shows, from Burberry to Versace, leaned into a mermaid narrative, with sea life prints, coral colourways and seashell accents galore. Fashionista says that “the under-the-sea fun has continued on TikTok, where ‘mermaidcore’ has really taken off.”

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Joy thought “50 of the Worst Fashion Fails” was a hoot.

Slim Cat recommends “The Worst Fashion Disasters in Fiction“.

Suntiger thought this was another good blog post from Debbie Roes, and recommends reading the comments too: Do we have a false sense of security about our wardrobe if we technically own a lot? Just because we have a lot doesn’t mean it’s all useful.

After seasons of pinks, bj1111 says she’s now really drawn to the blues.

Nuancedream directs us to these stunning images from Kenyan photographer Thandiwe Muriu. She adds: “The extravagant fabrics and accessories repurposed from everyday life are truly breathtaking. When you have little, you transform it and reuse it.”

Since she first became an adult, Mary Beth increasingly wore black, because it made her feel slim, elegant — or at least invisible and no-fuss. At the height of the pandemic, she started avoiding it: “I’m slowly shifting away from it in my wardrobe. And I found this brief video by renowned yogi Sadhguru, about wearing/not wearing black, really resonated with me.”