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TikTok is famous for birthing style aesthetics — or simply giving them a name. The so-called “coastal grandmother” style is nothing new, but this summer, the trend is a favorite amongst all ages. According to TikToker @lexinicola, it’s a term she coined back in March to describe people who like “Nancy Myers movies, coastal vibes, recipes and cooking, Ina Garten, cozy interiors and more.” Of course, you don’t need to be an actual grandmother to love the style, though.
In fashion form, the coastal grandmother is neutrals, navy stripes, breezy cotton, linens, soft cashmere and silk. It’s pretty much anything you’d see Diane Keaton wear in the 2003 hit romantic comedy Something’s Gotta Give.
If you just realized you’re a coastal grandmother or want to try the style out for yourself, take a look below at 11 picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The sale runs now through July 31, but just a heads up, things are selling out fast.
1. Nordstrom Collared Stripe Sweater, $36.60 (Orig. $90)
Nothing says nautical like navy and white stripes. Pair this sweater with khaki chinos or linen pants and sandals on a chilly summer evening.
2. French Connection Isla Smocked Organic Cotton Midi Dress, $82.60 (Orig. $118)
Smocked dresses are an essential piece in any coastal grandmother’s wardrobe because they’re comfy, cute and definitely breezy.
3. Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote, $149.99 (Orig. $195)
This Longchamp tote expands, so when you go to the local farmer’s market or head down to the beach, you can make sure you have enough room for all of your things.
4. Nordstrom Signature Oversize Long Sleeve Cotton Blouse, $89.40 (Orig. $149)
Every coastal grandmother needs a breezy button-up shirt. It’s timeless and classic, just like you.
5. Madewell The Perfect Vintage Straight Leg Jeans, $74.90 (Orig. $128)
Gen Z may have dubbed skinny jeans out and straight jeans in last year, but the coastal grandmother has been rocking this style for ages.
6. Adina’s Jewels Freshwater Pearl Tennis Necklace, $68.60 (Orig. $98)
7. Nordstrom Gathered Stretch Cotton T-Shirt Dress, $63.20 (Orig. $79)
Wear this breezy cotton shirt dress while you walk along the beach or to the marina with your gals for lunch.
8. Topshop Stitchy Cardigan, $44.99 (Orig. $68)
Crochet is in this summer and it falls in line with the coastal grandmother trend as well. Go with this pretty blue that’s reminiscent of the ocean’s sparkling waters.
9. Nordstrom Moonlight Eco Short Pajamas, $40.90 (Orig. $59)
After a long day in the sun, rest your head in these buttery-soft, tailored pajamas.
10. TOMS Diana Platform Wedge Sandal, $49.99 (Orig. $79.95)
These low wedges have a comfy, cushioned footbed. Wear them as you walk into town for your morning latte.
11. Jo Malone Jumbo Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash, $58 (Orig. $72 Value)
You can go the extra mile to smell like a coastal grandmother as well with Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt body and hand wash. It has a fresh, earthy scent that lingers well after you use it.
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