How to Bring the Coastal Grandma Look Into Fall

Here’s what you need to achieve the coastal grandmother aesthetic for autumn.

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Summer might have come to an end, but that doesn't mean you have to give up one of the best trends of the season, and that's the coastal grandmother aesthetic. After all, even if you're not spending all day strolling along the beach, that doesn't mean you can't dress the part, right?

The coastal grandma look is really more of a lifestyle; if you're not quite sure what we're referring to, the term was coined by TikToker Lex Nicoleta, who summed up the vibe: "If you love Nancy Meyers movies, coastal vibes, recipes and cooking, Ina Garten, cozy interiors and more, there's a good chance you might be a coastal grandmother," she declared in a viral TikTok video. Coastal grandma fashion is classic, simple and minimalist, with an effortless elegance that is, above all, comfortable. It's not just style, though; it's a true appreciation for all the best aspects of coastal living.

While the coastal grandmother look surely ruled over summer style, with plenty of breezy button-downs, loose linen pants, fisherman sandals and chic striped sweaters, you don't have to bid adieu to the Something's Gotta Give, Diane Keaton aesthetic just because you're surrounded by pumpkin spice and apple cider donuts. In fact, the coastal grandma lifestyle is particularly well-suited for fall, the coziest season of all—think settling onto the couch with a knitted blanket, a good book and a glass of red wine, or taking a morning walk to get your favorite cinnamon-drenched latte, breathing in the crisp autumn air. The sartorial aspect of the coastal grandma look also lends itself particularly well to fall, with lots of textured knits, cozy scarves, flowing pants and a whole lot of layers. If you're not sure where to start, don't fret—we've done the hard work for you, and found the best pieces to bring the coastal grandma aesthetic into fall.

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Cuyana Baby Alpaca Square Edge Cape

Is there anything more effortlessly luxurious than a cozy cape? Throw this camel-colored piece on whenever you need an extra layer this autumn, for an instantly polished vibe.

$248, Shop Now

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Tibi Lauren Trousers

Wide-legged trousers are a crucial component of any worthy coastal grandmother wardrobe, and this pleated high-rise pair are comfy yet sophisticated.

$495, shop now


M. Gemi Felize Shearling Mule

Slide into the season with these furry mules, which are the easiest way to transition from your favorite open-toe shoes.

$248, shop now


Allude Ribbed Cashmere Vest

Coastal grandma meets coastal grandpa with this subtly preppy navy cashmere sweater vest.

$440, shop now

Allude. Morgan Halberg

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater

A plush, off-white, cashmere cardigan is cozy, comfy and chic.

$129.90, Shop Now

Quince. Morgan Halberg

DL1961 Hepburn Wide Leg High Rise Vintage Jeans in Seacliff

Trade in your favorite white jeans for a darker wash to usher in this cooler time of year. The slight crop and wide leg makes this the perfect pair of coastal grandma pants.

$209, Shop Now

DL1961. Morgan Halberg

Garnet Hill Highline Cashmere Sweater

Embrace your inner Erica Barry and go for a sophisticated cashmere turtleneck this fall.

$199, Shop Now

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The Row Jules Leather Tote Bag

This soft brown leather tote is a dream autumnal alternative to your summery straw bag.

$1,990, Shop now

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Frame Striped Cashmere Turtleneck

This caramel and white striped cashmere turtleneck is a fun fall interpretation of the aesthetic.

$580, Shop Now


Hat Attack Madison Hat

An earth-toned felt hat is peak fall coastal grandma.

$133, Shop Now

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Mirth Beirut Blouse in Peach

A flowing, lightweight blouse is perfect for the transitional coastal grandma.

$192, Shop Now

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Michael Stars Leo Top

While the coastal grandma look tends to rely more on earth tones and creamy neutral shades, sometimes black is necessary, and that's when you turn to this chic noir button-up; the gauzy fabric lends the top a softer look.

$168, shop Now

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Noize Lena Long Length Coat

As the days start getting cooler, you're going to want a versatile and fashionable coat, like this adorable taupe sweater-style jacket; it has a comfy and relaxed fit, with a tie belt that adds structure.

$230, Shop Now

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Lilysilk Valerie Skirt

This silky champagne-colored skirt is easy to dress up or down; pair with a cashmere sweater and boots for an elevated coastal grandma aesthetic.

$169, shop Now

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Caes Ribbed Turtleneck Dress

A sweater dress is perfect for transitional weather, and we love the ribbed detailing here.

$650, shop now


Velvet Redondo Button-Up Shirt

Trade in your favorite linen button-up shirt for a soft cotton fabrication; this oatmeal-toned blouse is just oversized enough, for a breezy, relaxed yet put-together look.

$198, shop now


J. Jill Tab-Sleeve Shirtdress

A shirtdress is easy, breezy, comfy and chic.

$139, shop now


As any coastal grandmother knows, a Breton stripe is seasonless.

$129, shop now

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