Aesthetics Wiki

Yankeecore is the romanticization of New England. New England is a region comprising six states in the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. It centers on coastal-northeastern life. Some themes associated are maritime related landscapes and activities, New England famous foods, and a unique charm that brings about a cozy feeling.


New Englanders typically prefer a classic, timeless and preppy look. Conservative styles and colors are the go-to.

Some staples of New England fashion include:

  • Dark and light denim
  • White jeans
  • Trench coats
  • Button-down shirts
  • Sweaters

Earth tones and muted colors are the typical choice for this aesthetic.

Accessories are kept simple and don't distract from the rest of the outfit. Sunglasses, a belt, and simple jewelry are all you need.

Layering is another New England trend that is used, especially during chillier months.


Vineyard Vines Patagonia Lacoste Hunter
Sperry North Face Barbour Brooks Brothers
Ralph Lauren L.L. Bean Lauren James Smathers & Branson
J. Crew Tommy Hilfiger Kate Spade Tory Burch

Media & Art


  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Poetry of Robert Frost
  • Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout


  • On Golden Pond
  • Mystic Pizza
  • Clue (1985)
  • One Crazy Summer
  • Beetlejuice
  • Funny Farm
  • What About Bob?
  • Mermaids (1990)
  • The Spitfire Grill
  • Good Will Hunting
  • ParaNorman
  • Kill Your Darlings
  • Knives Out

Publications (with Websites)

Art and Artists

Under Construction

  • Norman Rockwell
  • Edward Hopper
  • The Wyeth Family: N.C., Henriette, Carolyn, Andrew, Jamie, and spouses
  • James Welling