Which Aesthetic Fits You Best? 7 “-core” Inspos To Add To Your 2024 Mood Board


Having a lifestyle aesthetic isn’t just about visuals; sometimes, it helps you make the most of your hobbies or interests. Coming from the Old French word “coeur” which means “heart,” the word “core” is now typically attached as a suffix to words as a way of naming an aesthetic—the Gen Z way. And as the calendar resets this new year, it’s the best time to explore and discover which aesthetic best fits you, as well as how you can further incorporate it into your lifestyle.

To help you curate your mood board and outfit pegs for the year, here are seven popular aesthetics and corresponding everyday items that perfectly fit their vibes for inspiration! 


Gaming isn’t just a hobby; it can also be a lifestyle. Of course, the best items to complete your gamer aesthetic are top-caliber gaming gear like the ASUS ROG ALLY Ryzen Z1 Extreme—which runs on AMD’s brand-new Ryzen Z1 Series processor with RDNA 3 graphics to ensure lag-free gameplay without sacrificing visual quality. Its FHD 120Hz display with FreeSync technology also gives you smooth framerates to boost the gaming experience, while its all-new Zero Gravity thermal system keeps your console at peak performance no matter how long you play.

The ASUS ROG ALLY Ryzen Z1 Extreme 16GB RAM + 512SSD even comes bundled with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate so you can access the latest and hottest games in the market. Get the ASUS ROG ALLY Ryzen Z1 Extreme 16GB RAM + 512SSD now for P43,995 at i.TECH in select SM Malls.


The color pink is a vital element of the Barbiecore aesthetic, and incorporating it into your lifestyle goes beyond just fashion. Aside from your wardrobe, choose pink hues for practical everyday items like this Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer Guava Glaze 5QT from Gourdo’s to transform your home into a real-life Barbie wonderland. 

A perfect tool for Baker Barbies, this kitchen must-have has ten speeds that you can use for tasks like mixing dry ingredients and kneading dough quickly and easily. It also features over ten optional hub-powered attachments like food grinders and pasta makers for your non-baking needs, making it an all-around piece for your practical Barbie-inspired kitchen.

Bring home the Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer Guava Glaze 5QT for P34,995 from Gourdo's in SM Aura Premier, SM City Fairview, and The Podium.


Simple, cozy, and harmonious with nature: These are the core ideas behind the cottagecore aesthetic, which presents a romanticized version of rural or countryside living with a bit of vintage and rustic vibes. Of course, there’s no better place to showcase your cottagecore lifestyle than your home—which you can decorate with cottagecore-perfect pieces like Abrillo Furniture’s Calmese Chest of Drawer.

Made of teakwood, this eye-catching chest features a chalice shape and flawless woodgrain finish that adds character and personality to your space. Its numerous drawers provide ample storage space for your knickknacks, making it functional and decorative at the same time.

Bring cottagecore vibes to your home now with the Calmese Chest of Drawer, available for P26,500 at Abrillo Furniture in SM City CDO Uptown.


Calling all our spooky, emo girlies! Complete your all-black outfit for a certified gothcore aesthetic with the Women's Royal Chelsea Boots, which present a sleek and polished look with their close-fitting ankle boot style. Aside from its goth glam vibes, this footwear offers maximum comfort with its round-toe design, padded insole, and thick rubber outsole that protects your feet while walking. It also has a twin gore and pull tab at the back to help you easily slip your feet in and out of this stylish pair.

Enjoy the perfect gothcore look with the Women's Royal Chelsea Boots in black for P2,650 at Payless ShoeSource in select SM Malls.


Bring out your favorite streetwear pieces like this pair of Vans Old Skool Vans Logo Black/True White skate shoes for a classic urbancore look. Perfect for this aesthetic inspired by urban cities and street life, this casual footwear bears Vans’ iconic side stripe and logo boldly printed on both sides for a statement look. It also features a low-top lace-up silhouette made of suede and canvas upper that gives a casual but elegant vibe, along with padded insoles and lining to ensure your comfort while ruling the streets. 

Get the Vans Old Skool Vans Logo Black/True White for P5,498 at Vans in SM City Bacolod, SM City Fairview, SM Megamall, and SM City North EDSA.


No need for long gowns to dress like a princess! With the exquisite style of Ever New’s Phoebe Bodice Mini Dress, you can easily look like royalty even during casual, day-to-day happenings. Made of white linen fabric with dainty blue floral prints, this summer dress exudes natural grace and sophistication with its flattering sweetheart neckline with tie detail, ruched bodice, and cropped puffed sleeves. It is also lined with soft viscose for a lightweight, flowy look which adds a carefree vibe to your princessy style. 

Get the Phoebe Bodice Mini Dress for P7,990 at Ever New in SM Aura Premier, SM Seaside City Cebu, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM Southmall.


For those who live in a tropical country like us, beachcore is one of the easiest aesthetics to pull off. In fashion, you simply need stylish summer staples like this pair of Top Check Flip-flops from Havaianas. This footwear’s bright colors and fun checkered pattern radiate the ultimate blissful beachcore vibes, and you can easily wear it anywhere—whether you’re actually going to the seaside or running quick errands. Aside from the classic Havaianas straps, it also features the brand’s signature rubber sole and footbed that offer durability and comfort in every step.

Score a pair of Top Check Flip-flops now for P1,649 at Havaianas stores in SM Malls nationwide.

Establish your aesthetic this year with awesome lifestyle finds you can cop now at SM Malls nationwide. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app.