Poetcore is an aesthetic revolving around the art of poetry and the feeling of being in love. It includes awareness and acceptance of emotions and vulnerability, and romanticizes finding light in the darkest of both people and situations.


Activities

  • Writing poetry or love letters
  • Self-care & loving yourself
  • Any form of art (sketching, drawing, painting, etc)
  • Painting your lover
  • Pottery and sculpting
  • Studying psychology in hopes of understanding the people around you
  • Dancing
  • Supporting friends in their time of need
  • Accepting help when it is offered
  • Photography
  • Book binding
  • Kissing
  • Cuddling
  • Going on dates
  • Holding hands
  • Helping a friend in need
  • Donating to charity
  • Giving or receiving flowers or gifts
  • Studying romantics and philosophy
  • Watching the sunrise/sunset with your friends/lover
  • Practicing love magic
  • Studying art
  • Paying attention to the little things that make you happy
  • Falling in love, with both people and life
  • Noticing people's feelings and offering support
  • Embroidery and sewing
  • Baking
  • Hand writing love letters with dried flowers and sweet tea sachets inside
  • Sitting up on a rooftop with friends
  • Taking cute polaroid photos
  • Listening to soft indie music
  • Being intimate and vulnerable
  • Yearning
  • Finding comfort in the colder months
  • Writing poetry on bathroom walls and leaving stickers on street lamps
  • Journalling
  • Comparing hand sizes
  • Collecting wild flowers and leaves to press between the pages of books
  • Tea rings on papers
  • Candles and fairy lights lighting up a room
  • Skateboarding
  • Smiling as your favourite person talks about their interests
  • Finding the beauty in every little thing
  • Carrying a notebook on you at all times
  • Screaming songs tattooed in your brain until your throat is hoarse
  • Glittered nostalgia painting your face into a smile


Inspiration

Authors

  • Atticus
  • Rupi Kaur
  • Lord Byron
  • Sappho
  • Jane Austen
  • John Keats
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Richard Siken
  • William Shakespeare
  • Margaret Atwood
  • John Green
  • Arthur Rimbaud
  • Emily Dickinson


Books

  • The Dark Before Stars - Atticus
  • The Truth About Magic - Atticus
  • Love Her Wild - Atticus
  • The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
  • Paper Towns - John Green
  • The Sun and Her Flowers - Rupi Kaur
  • Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur
  • Homebody - Rupi Kaur

Movies

  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • Maurice (1987)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • The Secret Garden (1993)
  • Pride & Prejudice (1995)
  • Little Women (1996)
  • Matilda (1996)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
  • Emma (2008)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  • Handsome Devil (2016)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (2018)
  • Little Women (2020)
  • The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)


Podcasts

  • Naked On Cashmere

TV Shows

  • New Girl
  • The Queen's Gambit
  • One Day At A Time


Anime/Manga

  • Your Lie In April


Artists

  • Caravaggio
  • Rembrandt
  • Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Diego Velázquez
  • Peter Paul Rubens
  • Johannes Vermeer
  • Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Raphael
  • Donatello
  • Titian
  • Sandro Botticelli
  • Claude Monet


Music

  • Girl in Red
  • Cavetown
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Chloe Moriondo
  • Clairo
  • Mxmtoon
  • Beabadoobee
  • Dodie
  • Taylor Swift
  • Mitski
  • The 1975

Playlists

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Clothing

Dress for warmth and comfort above all else. Aim for clothes that make you feel happy and comfortable.


Tops

  • Oversized sweaters (wool, knit, etc)
  • Baggy hoodies
  • Sweater dresses
  • Plaid shirts
  • Vintage graphic t-shirts
  • Strawberry Dress
  • Soft long sleeve shirts
  • Turtlenecks
  • Satin tops
  • Anything with lace


Outerwear

  • Leather jackets
  • Oversized denim jackets


Pants

  • Cuffed and/or ripped jeans
  • Skirts
  • Fishnet leggings
  • Tweed pants
  • Overalls
  • Shorts
  • Anything with paint on it


Shoes

  • Vans
  • Doc Martens
  • Converse
  • Biker boots

Accessories

  • Handmade earrings featuring weird trinkets, toys, etc
  • Pins and patches that show feelings that inspire you and make you proud of who you are
  • Silver friendship necklaces and handmade, threaded bracelets
  • Antique lockets on chains with tiny, handwritten notes or pictures of your loved ones
  • Rose-coloured shades
  • Knee or thigh high socks


Other

  • Embroidered or hand painted designs on clothes
  • Beaten up sneakers or comfy biker boots paired with fishnets or comfortable patterned socks
  • Opting for no makeup or a more natural look
  • Kanken bags


Decor

  • Fairy lights
  • Soft blankets
  • A reading nook
  • A bookshelf
  • A shelf full of items with sentimental memories
  • Too many notebooks
  • Mini cinema box
  • Album covers and vinyls on the wall
  • Posters
  • Pictures/polaroids of friends
  • Art on your wall
  • Heavy books with pressed flowers between the pages
  • A box/wall of pressed flowers
  • Old jewelry boxes
  • Ornate rugs
  • Houseplants in the windows
  • Scraps of paper with thoughts written on them
  • Poetry and newspaper clippings printed and taped to the wall
  • Colourful jars & bottles in the windows that cast colourful beams of light across the room
  • Stained glass decorations
  • Neon signs


Stores




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