Fashionistas everywhere are loving Coastal Grandmother Style. And you don’t have to be a grandma to love it! In fact, the phrase was coined by a young 26-year old California TikTok influencer named Lex Nicoleta.
What is Coastal Grandmother Style?
Think Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, and Martha Stewart relaxing at home (or on a movie set) and you can probably peg this laid-back aesthetic.
I have heard the style described as “mature luxury.” The simple lines, sophisticated fabrics, and neutral or monochromatic colors lend themselves to quite a timeless flair.
Elements of CG
The elements of Coastal Grandma happen to be several of the elements I wrote about in my last blog titled Australian Summer Style: A Season Ahead. (Those Aussies really are ahead of the style curve.)
- Natural Fabrics/Linen
- Uncomplicated lines
- Geometric/unfussy accessories
Think: sand and water, light, white, cool blues, and fresh neutrals.
How to Get the Look
- Linen dresses/skirts/pants
- Chinos or khaki cropped pants
- Loose trousers
- Denim dress
- Flat sandals or canvas sneakers
- Whites mixed with light tan
- Straw bags or large canvas tote
- Simple jewelry or beads
- Sheer, lightweight kimonos
- Button-down shirt for layering
- Oversized neutral knit cardigan (for cooler days)
- Straw hat or bucket hat
You don’t have to live on a beach–or be a grandmother–to wear this classic, easy style.
Maybe you are already a Chic Coastal Grandma–and you didn’t even know it!
Tell us what you think about this look. Would you wear it?