Aesthetics are everywhere and, while some of us may not know exactly which box we fit into, or the name of our own aesthetic, there’s one for everyone.
While there is a vast array of different options, some are much more popular than others, or at least more commonly named within the media and other platforms.
One of these many different aesthetics and lifestyles to choose from is spacecore, a less common, and less talked about style, yet an aesthetic, nonetheless.
So, if you want to hear more about this mysterious, intriguing aesthetic, as well as its cousins, mooncore and starcore, then keep on reading.
What Is Spacecore?
Firstly, just as when it comes to learning about anything else, the most important things to take from this are the basics, so what is spacecore?
Of course, the name does give away a lot of the information, and it’s not very difficult to get – spacecore is centred around space and everything that comes with it: the stars, the moon and astronomy.
It means stargazing, admiring the beautiful vastness of space, collecting marbles and round objects and letting your feet dangle in a lake reflecting the night sky.
Think celestial necklaces, light up stars and late-night reading outside, basically anything involved with astronomy and its appreciation and admiration.
The aesthetic can also fall under the names of astrocore and cosmiccore, two names you may or may not have heard of before.
If you’re looking for a visual representation to refer to (more on that later), just imagine Pinterest boards filled with late night pictures of the moon, stars, and more.
Of course, being an entire lifestyle, spacecore entails more than just the visual side of things, and much of it is about your interests, hobbies, and even just a feeling.
We’re all naturally drawn to our own interests and desires, and in this case, the same goes for the gravitation towards all things space-related.
What Is Mooncore?
Mooncore is an aesthetic that revolves around our only natural satellite, the moon as well as a deep appreciation and longing for its “magical” abilities.
As we’ve just spoken about spacecore, hopefully, you should have a better understanding of the overall idea of the topic, but it can often be used interchangeably, or as an umbrella term for more specific aesthetics inside of it.
For example, mooncore.
Once again, the name displays a basic relay of information about the style, and you can quite obviously guess that it has to do with the moon.
This time, it’s about a more specific attraction and interest in the moon alone, and appreciating the stars and night sky around it, but primarily focusing on the moon itself.
It’s down to you whether you view your own aesthetic as mooncore, spacecore, or even something else, but mooncore is another ethereal, dreamy style to choose from.
Much like any other aesthetic, it does entail its own fashion style, too, and this is heavily influenced by the moon and late nights, but we’ll talk more about that later.
If watching the moon peek out from behind the clouds at night gives you a certain feeling and you dream about dancing in the moonlight, this aesthetic is probably for you.
As previously mentioned, spacecore does, as you’d expect, offer a certain set of visuals that help to build the aesthetic and inspire those who follow it.
We talked about the idea of the moon and stars having a large influence on this aesthetic, but what exactly counts as a spacecore visual?
Obviously, the list below isn’t exhaustive, and you may find there are some other visuals that are important to you but read on to find some of the most common spacecore visuals.
- Telescopes and similar equipment
- Sun dials
- Star constellations
- Solar systems
Having discovered some popular visuals often associated with spacecore and mooncore, it’s time to delve into the fashion side of things and take a look at how the aesthetic influences these, too.
Fashion is an art form, and it’s a means of expressing yourself as who you are and can even suggest your hobbies and interests.
You can learn a lot about one person just from their outfit.
So, if spacecore is an essential, central part of your life, what better way to embrace and display that than through your style?
However, it’s not always that easy, and sometimes you may need a little nudge in the right direction, so here is some inspiration for your spacecore wardrobe.
Firstly, one of the most popular options is anything with a star, or moon, print, such as tops or skirts, and a popular option for integrating this into your wardrobe is through a sheer top.
Placing a sheer black and celestial print top over a smaller crop top or bralette has a unique look, and it’s very fitting to the aesthetic.
Another option is tulle skirts and dresses, often adorned with space-related patterns, and usually coming in darker colours.
These pieces are elegant, and a great way to style the aesthetic to look more formal and suitable for a more sophisticated occasion or setting.
Of course, there’s also the option of jeans and a simple top, which is arguably the most popular choice, by pairing straight leg jeans with either a graphic tee or sweater.
And don’t forget to make the most of metallic tones, as well as glitters and iridescent/holographic textures.
We’ve just talked about spacecore fashion, but how about when it comes to the mooncore aesthetic?
As it’s become clear, the two styles are very similar in terms of where they come from, their inspiration, and the path they lead, but the fashion can differ slightly between the two.
So, let’s take a look at some ideas.
One of the main components of mooncore dressing is comfort, and pieces that follow the late-night, comfort, and cosiness style, while resembling the aesthetic visually.
To translate this, think about baggy and oversized graphic tees, and oversized sweatshirts that are so long you could wear them as a dress.
When it comes to outfits that are suited for the daytime, the same feeling is portrayed, just through more refined and put-together outfits.
For example, cosy knit sweaters, or large cardigans, and even oversized tees again, paired with comfy trousers, jeans, or skirts paired with messy buns.
As previously, much of this is often in darker colours again, but the colour palette you choose is, ultimately, down to you.
Finally, we can take a look at spacecore activities, arguably the most exciting and fun part of the entire aesthetic.
While many of these activities may interest you, once again this isn’t an exhaustive list, and it doesn’t mean you have to spend your time following them, but they should give you some inspiration.
- Star gazing
- Learning about telescopes and how to use them
- Staying up late
- Keeping track of moon phases and learning about how they can influence you
- Sitting inside and watching the world during a storm or the rain
- Charging crystals
- Pillow talk under the moonlight
- Night picknick
- Reading about asthrology and mythology
- Night gardening
- Collecting round objects
- Creating space art