Feral cousins to Cottagecore, Goblincore outfits celebrate unconventional and imperfections in times of stylistic uniformity when everyone wears the same clothes and brands.
Goblincore outfits are built on garments, footwear, and accessories depicting mushrooms, forest plants, toads, moss, dragonflies, and mud to create nature-inspired looks and a world free of societal norms.
Time to explore 7 stylist-curated and nature-inspired Goblincore outfit ideas that will inspire many playful and unconventional looks.
1. Goblincore Cottage
Step into enchantment with this captivating fusion of nature-inspired Cottagecore style and Goblincore.
To achieve this look, you must add earthy elements to Cottagecore outfits: breezy, long linen floral dresses – ideally in brown – with lace-up corsets or forest-hued, snug V-neck cardigans.
Accessorize with playful bow butterfly hair clips and dainty wild forest flower earrings to embody this alluring aesthetic.
Finish the look with rugged brown western-style lace-up leather boots in boho styles.
2. Goblincore Grunge
Goblincore Grunge is a powerful look that blends the edgy Grunge style with mystical goblin core elements.
Like the Fairy Grunge aesthetic, Grunge Goblincore features a dark color palette, emphasizing earthy tones such as deep browns and dark greens.
To achieve this daring look, opt for a distressed, laddered cropped cardigan or an acid-washed notched T-shirt paired with a washed black panel denim mini skirt.
Enhance the outfit’s grungy vibe with accessories like a tie-dye ripped slouchy beanie, mushroom design drop earrings, and a stone charm necklace.
Complete the ensemble with a pair of iconic Dr. Martens Jadon quad zip boots in black for a unique statement that captures the essence of Grunge Goblincore.
3. Goblincore Fairy
Embrace the magic of Goblincore Fairy style with this enchanting combination of forest-inspired elements and Fairycore’s ethereal touches.
Begin your outfit with a delicate knit hollow-out cardigan in a rich forest green color, and pair it with a playful brown asymmetrical layered mini skirt.
Layer a tie-front knit cardigan in forest stripes for added depth and texture.
Elevate this bewitching style with whimsical accessories such as ear cuffs in elf ear style, moon drop earrings, and a green stone disc thread choker.
Complete the look with a pair of versatile boots in green or brown, perfect for wandering through the woods or attending a moonlit gathering.
4. Dark Goblincore
Dark Goblincore-style outfits combine earthy tones with subtle nature-inspired accents.
Start with a dark khaki cami top adorned with a mushroom patch or a solid black button-up corduroy shirt as your base.
Pair it with high-waisted, semi-distressed brown denim shorts featuring a silver button for an extra touch of detail (similar style to dark academia).
Add a pop of color with green socks made from thick, fluffy material that peeks just above the ankle and a pair of Dr. Martens 1460 bloom lace-up boots in a striking floral pattern.
5. Soft Goblincore
With a color palette similar to the light academia style, soft Goblincore outfits blend the delightful allure of mushroom motifs with gentle pastels of wood-like shades.
Start the outfit with a dark red corduroy jumpsuit that exudes comfort and style, layered with a button-front curved hem shirt showcasing a playful mushroom print or a dark green corduroy shirt.
Add a pair of multi-colored comfortable crochet loafers and accessorize with a handcrafted mushroom crochet hair band – to enchant your hairstyle.
Complement the theme of the Soft Goblincore aesthetic with mushroom decor drop earrings and a mushroom graphic shopper bag to carry your essentials.
6. Goblincore Witch
To create a Witch Goblincore style outfit, blend the mystical elements of nature with a touch of magical elegance and sophistication of the Witchcore aesthetic.
Begin by donning a slightly oversized turtleneck sweater (maybe with bell sleeves and stripes) in harmonious shades of green that go with brown clothes.
Add a pair of dark grey wide-leg trousers adorned with delicate floral patterns on the top part.
Elevate the ensemble with a charm necklace featuring mini mushrooms, showcasing your affinity for the magical side of nature, and a stone decor beaded bracelet, perfect for embracing your inner witch.
Complete the Witch Goblincore look with a pair of point-toe stiletto-heeled boots in a warm wooden brown, marrying the mystique of the forest with a dash of elegant allure.
7. Goblincore Goth
The enigmatic allure of Goblincore Goth intertwines the darker side of Goblincore with the mysterious charm of Gothic fashion style.
Start with typical Goth clothing pieces: a black hollow-out crocheted tie-front cardigan or a drop-shoulder tee in black and white stripes, ideal for capturing the gothic spirit.
For an unexpected twist to the classic Gothic look, pair dark grey ripped jeans with a mushroom print and accessorize with a bucket bag in a butterfly pattern and chain drawstring.
Enhance this intrigue with striped print gloves and over-knee socks, adding layers to your look, and adorn your ears with animal skull earrings, paying homage to the Goblincore fascination with nature’s lesser-celebrated elements.
Finish off your Goblincore Goth outfit with a pair of black Dr. Martens to seamlessly unite your outfit’s edgy and mysterious elements.
All 7 Goblincore outfit ideas in this article explore nature’s imperfections with its whimsical and weird constructs.
Earthy colors, nature-inspired patterns, handmade items, vintage clothes, and small nature-inspired accessories are ideal for creating a unique style that reflects the enchanting world of Goblincore.
Enjoy these 7 outfit ideas curated by our expert stylists to help you showcase a Goblincore look that embodies your connection to the spirit of nature.
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A University of Oxford graduate in Design History, Katherine Saxon is researching arising TikTok cultures from a consumer psychology perspective while covering emerging aesthetics in fashion and beauty for TheVOU, Forbes, Business Insider, and more.