How to Bring the Coastal Grandma Look Into Fall
Here’s what you need to achieve the coastal grandmother aesthetic for autumn.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allude Ribbed Cashmere Vest
Coastal grandma meets coastal grandpa with this subtly preppy navy cashmere sweater vest.
Quince Mongolian Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater
A plush, off-white, cashmere cardigan is cozy, comfy and chic.
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.
Garnet Hill Highline Cashmere Sweater
Embrace your inner Erica Barry and go for a sophisticated cashmere turtleneck this fall.
The Row Jules Leather Tote Bag
This soft brown leather tote is a dream autumnal alternative to your summery straw bag.
Frame Striped Cashmere Turtleneck
This caramel and white striped cashmere turtleneck is a fun fall interpretation of the aesthetic.
Hat Attack Madison Hat
An earth-toned felt hat is peak fall coastal grandma.
Mirth Beirut Blouse in Peach
A flowing, lightweight blouse is perfect for the transitional coastal grandma.
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.
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.
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.
Caes Ribbed Turtleneck Dress
A sweater dress is perfect for transitional weather, and we love the ribbed detailing here.
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.
J. Jill Tab-Sleeve Shirtdress
A shirtdress is easy, breezy, comfy and chic.
Other Stories Turtleneck Knit Sweater
As any coastal grandmother knows, a Breton stripe is seasonless.