In reaction, perhaps, to the ills of modern society (pandemics, politicians, widespread injustice), and driven by the recent requirement to remain on one's homestead, the internet has suddenly embraced an aesthetic known as "Cottagecore." Like most trends that gain mass popularity, it stems from a subculture that's been around for a few years - people who literally live a Thoreau-like existence off the grid. But now that fashion has caught up, so too have the influencers, and thus, their thousands of followers. Now everyone wants to go full Little House on the Prairie, relishing in the languor of long picnics, provincial surroundings, and the occasional company of cows. Unsure how to begin your journey into Cottagecore? Click through for our step-by-step guide.