How to Style the Coastal Grandmother Trend

The Coastal Grandmother aesthetic combines a laid back look with the timeless elegance of classic New England beach style, featuring stripes, natural fabrics like linen and cotton, and woven textures. This trend is gaining popularity for its effortless old money inspired look that’s not only chic but also incredibly comfortable, making it perfect for spring and summer’s relaxed vibe. So today I’m excited to share ways to effortlessly wear this trend. From styling tips to sharing the essential pieces needed for this look. Plus, I’ll share my go-to brands that are perfect to shop if you want to achieve the coastal grandmother aesthetic this season.

Also, if you’re looking for more classy warm weather outfit looks, be sure to check out my 16 old money summer outfits post for more inspiration.

How to Style the Coastal Grandmother Trend

how to style the Coastal Grandmother trend

The Coastal Grandmother aesthetic merges the best of a preppy, beach-inspired style with the timeless elegance of the “old money” trend. It’s about choosing practical, well-made pieces that offer comfort as well as style. This look opts for loose, flowy linen pants, maxi dresses, and chic fisherman sweaters, alongside classic collared shirts and neutral sandals. It’s all about choosing not only the best fabrics, but ensuring that items are tailored well so that they not only look classy but feel comfortable. This style is known for blending practicality with a sense of effortless sophistication.

Coastal Grandmother Wardrobe Essentials

So today I’m excited to share some Coastal Grandma aesthetic essentials to elevate your wardrobe with this chic look for summer. You might already have some of these pieces, but I’ll be sharing some of my favorite finds below to help complete your collection.

White, Cream or Beige Linen Pants

A classic neutral colored linen pant is a must-have for the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic. It’s super versatile, matching well with almost anything in your closet, and it’s also incredibly comfortable and timeless. Linen is no doubt central to the coastal grandma aesthetic, so if you’re looking for the best linen clothing brands to shop be sure to check out my post here.

Button Down Shirts

Button down shirts are another key piece for the Coastal Grandmother look. They’re comfy and never go out of style. You can layer them over a T-shirt or tank top, or just wear them on their own. Stick to neutral or soft colors like light blue or beige to keep the vibe calm and coastal.

Striped Cardigan or Fisherman sweater

A fisherman sweater or a striped cardigan is another essential for nailing the Coastal Grandmother style. These classic pieces work great layered over a button-down or even draped casually over your shoulders. They undoubtedly add a cozy, timeless touch to the look.

Neutral Sandals

Neutral sandals, particularly those with woven details or made of brown leather, are essential for the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic. They’re versatile enough to match all your outfits, adding a seamless, comfortable touch to the overall look.

a Woven Bag

A woven beach bag is perfect for the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic. Whether you choose a structured mini version or a relaxed, large tote, this accessory adds a chic touch to the look. Also, it’s not just for the beach. A woven bag can be your go-to for everyday use, giving off that cool, relaxed vibe that’s central to the Coastal Grandmother style.

Coastal Grandmother Outfit Ideas

Sharing a variety of chic Coastal Grandmother outfit ideas to inspire your summer wardrobe below.

Linen Trousers Outfits

Button Down Outfits

Striped Sweater Outfits

Straw Bag Outfits

Neutral Sandals Outfits

more Coastal Grandmother Essentials

I’m also sharing some bonus items that will take your Coastal Grandmother look to the next level. These extra pieces, while they aren’t necessary, are perfect for adding a touch of sophistication and completing your coastal-inspired outfit.

A Linen Romper

A linen romper is a fantastic piece for warmer weather and fits right into the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic. For instance, pairing a white romper with a striped sweater and sandals creates a breezy, chic look. Also, or more inspiration, make sure to check out my post on linen rompers here.

White Jeans

White jeans are another important element in the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic. If you’re not feeling linen trousers, opt for white jeans. They’re incredibly versatile, blending seamlessly with every look, making them perfect for mixing and matching.

A Woven Hat

A woven hat is the perfect accessory for the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic. Choose one that complements your outfit to stay stylish and keep cool during the summer. It adds a touch of laid-back elegance to any look.

Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are another timeless piece to add to your Coastal Grandmother wardrobe. Opting for neutral colors like tan, black, or cream ensures they’ll pair well with any outfit, adding a touch of timeless elegance to your outfit.

Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are not only classy, but are so comfortable as well making them a must-have for any wardrobe. Choosing one in a classic shade like black, white, or tan allows for endless styling possibilities. Or, opt for a subtle pattern to add a bit of flair to your look. Then, layer it with a cozy sweater and pair it with sandals for an effortlessly chic look that’s perfect for the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic.

Coastal Grandmother Brands to Shop

Frank and Eileen




Favorite Daughter

Solid & Striped

Jenni Kayne


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How to Style the Coastal Grandmother Trend

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