Don’t let the name fool you and rest assured, this isn’t a matronly style. This style aesthetic is all about a clean, classic style inspired by luxury, oceanfront life with a glass of wine.
To pull off the look, we’ve got you covered with the essential pieces to have in your wardrobe. Think nautical chic with natural fibers and a color palette of neutrals, navy, white and stripes along with anchor prints, casual dresses, and wedges.
Crisp Linens are the go-to piece to nail Coastal Grandma Chic. This look is normally seen in the form of an oversize button down. However, with the Shirty Dress growing in popularity there is now a new evolution of this look.
Stripes are the nautical part of this look and a key element of Coastal Grandma style. For a chic look you can opt for the pin striped lined blue shirt and white shorts pictured below. Or a classic striped cardigan. It is the perfect piece to drape around an all-white outfit to look Coastal Chic.
White Flowy Pieces
We love wearing white during the Summer and it fits so perfectly into this trend. White is classic, timeless, and elegant which is what this trend is all about. Clean, flowy pieces that drape with movement and sway give off an airy, carefree feel. One of the staples associated with this style is an oversized white button-down shirt.
In keeping with those essential fresh whites, Eyelet fabrics are another one to wear. The crisp cotton fabric with soft and delicate feminine details never go out of style and keeps you cool too.
Espadrilles are a great Summer Shoe and pairs well with other pieces in this trend. Most often found in neutral tones with a combination of a wedge heel, woven bottoms (another huge trend of the moment) and sometimes an ankle strap, these are a stylish and comfortable that also provides support.
Dresses are the way to go to capture the aesthetic of this trend. Laid back, effortless styles in linen and relaxed silhouettes that exude comfort without sacrificing class are how to nail the trend. Less is more and simplicity is what you’re going for.
Woven bags are the IT bag this season. Made from straw, raffia, wicker and other materials, these organically designed bags are perfect for Summer.
The silhouettes come in all shapes and sizes. Perfect for everyday or vacation holidays, these carryalls can go from day to night, and they go with everything!
Mules are a must have to achieve that “I just finished gardening in the yard” or “got back from a café lunch” look. Elements to spot on this footwear are cork bottoms, leather, and metal hardware embellishments.
Of course, no Coastal Grandma look can be complete without a sun hat. These lovely large, brimmed hats have been seen on coastal Grandmas since the beginning of modern times. From the sunny sands of South Beach to the shores of St. Tropez, sun hats are the statement accessory to elevate your chic coastal Grandma style!
No Coastal Grandma look is complete without a pair of stylish shades, preferably black! You can channel yours with this great pick from Le Specs Cat Eye sunglasses featured below!