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Like to keep things spooky year-round? The witchcore aesthetic could be for you


Ready to embrace your inner witch? (Picture:Getty)

The long nights are drawing in, there’s a chill in the air and the leaves are turning brown – it’s witchcore’s time to shine.

Is your closet full of dark floaty charity shop finds? Does your crystal collection need its own shelf? Do you dream in spells and tarot cards?

Then, spooky season or not, the witchcore aesthetic could be just the thing for you.

What is witchcore?

A cousin of the lighter cottagecore, witchcore’s vibe focuses heavily on nature as well, but also on things you might associate with spells and the supernatural.

Thrifting is associated with witchcore, as is foraging/making your own decor and (as you might expect) practising witchcraft and rituals.

Crystals, candles, tarot cards, dried flowers and herbs, shelves full of old books, and pentagrams all feature heavily in witchcore interiors, and popular witchcore colours are black as well as purples, greens and blues – particularly (but not exclusively) darker shades.

Gold, silver and orange will also often feature as accent colours, and those who favour a lighter witchy vibe tend to opt for darker woods and dull neutrals.

Animals associated with witchcore include frogs, owls and cats, and when it comes to witchcore fashion, think velvet, lace, The Vampire’s Wife and Stevie Nicks, and you get the idea.

Mystic accessories play a big part in witchcore decor (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

How to style a witchcore home

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, aforementioned dark blues, purples or neutrals all work a treat, but it helps if you focus on one main colour with an accent colour or two, since witchy colour pallets can be quite intense.

For example, deep purple walls with black and gold accents would look a treat. Add dried flowers and stacks of books, and you’re on to a winner.

If you like things lighter or just don’t want to commit to a new paint job, adding dark wood accessories and furniture as well as covering the surfaces with herbs and other witchy accoutrement will look a treat too.

There’s scope to go big by covering your home with dark colours, candles, crystals, pentagrams and brooms, or to go a bit more subtle with it.

‘Trends like “witchcore” can sound quite out-there,’ Lucy Ackroyd, head of design at Christy, tells Metro.co.uk, ‘but there is a way to subtly bring these trends into your home to embrace the fashion whilst remaining true to your personal interior style.

Deep blues and gold accents would work well (Picture: Christy)

‘Go for sumptuous dark shades such as deep blues to set the scene, enhanced by lots of fairy lights and candles.

‘Add in accents such as gilded gold mirrors, antiquated books, and potted herbs to complete the look.’

How to get the witchcore fashion look

If you’re looking to live your supernatural fashion fantasy, here’s a quick list to help with your outfit inspo.

Handmade 70s high-neck wedding dress

The charity has got a bunch of lovely vintage wedding dresses on their Depop (Picture: British Heart Foundation/Depop)

Vintage wedding dresses (especially the thrifted kind) are treasured among witchcore lovers, and it’s not hard to see why – anything you can picture Stevie Nicks dancing on stage in is golden as far as we’re concerned.

Price: £92

Get it from: The British Heart Foundation’s Depop

Crochet witchy hat

The inclusion of this hat on the list should be fairly self-explanatory (Picture: Etsy/MagickWorkings)

This cute little hat has obvious witchy vibes, and will be perfect for keeping warm as winter rolls around.

Price: £19.95

Get it from: MagickWorkings’ Etsy

Slim cord suit trousers

Not thrifted, but still on theme (Picture: BoohooMan)

Soft, dark fabrics are big in witchcore, and these forest green trousers are just the thing – dress them down with a fleece or up with a satin shirt.

Price: £19.60 

Get them from: BoohooMan

Killstar magic circle dress

This comes in sizes ranging from XS to 4XL (Picture: Killstar)

For those who want to go full witch, this dress is absolutely adorable.

Price: £42.99

Get it from: Killstar

Vintage Dorothy Perkins burgundy velvet vest

Pair this with a floaty black skirt (Picture: The British Heart Foundation/Depop)

Another find on the British Heart Foundation Depop, this vintage Dorothy Perkins blazer is a size 12 and has a cute little tie at the back, so you can cinch the waist.

Price: £20

Get it from: The British Heart Foundation’s Depop

Wolfsbane fleece top

This cosy-looking fleece is unisex (Picture: Killstar)

Another Killstar offering, this black fleese looks particularly welcoming as the weather turns – and may we also draw your attention to the pentagram on the zipper?

Price: £39.99

Get it from: Killstar

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