The past year has come with the perpetual rise of trending aesthetics. Barbiecore, cottagecore—just about every “core” you could imagine. But one of our favorite trends revolves around an easy, relaxed New England vibe: coastal grandmother.
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The coastal grandma trend is precisely what it sounds like: Diane Keaton walking down the beach in a Nancy Meyers movie wearing linen pants with a cardigan draped over her shoulders. It’s striped, a bit nautical, and perfect for a woman who prioritizes comfort and chicness but never one over the other.
The coastal grandma trend is gearing up to continue in full force this fall. From easy loafers to cozy sweaters, these 15 pieces are guaranteed to make all coastal grandmother aspirers swoon.
Cashmere Puff-Sleeve Sweater
This soft-blue cashmere sweater is ideal to pair with cream colored pants or your fave pair of denim. Don't forget the clogs to complete the look!
Oversized Ex-Boyfriend Tunic
We're big fans of white-button ups here, and this ex-boyfriend shirt is one of our faves. Not sure what to wear? You can always count on her.
Cecile Relaxed Sweater
It's like a blazer and a sweater had a baby. This sweater-blazer combo has all the comfort of a sweater and sophistication of a blazer. What more could we ask for?
Oversized Sweater Vest
This oversized sweater vest will look great layered over a long sleeve, or even by itself. Best of all, it's made with organic cotton that looks good and will keep you cozy.
This easy-to-throw-on sweater goes with any outfit and is the perfect piece to rely on for transitional weather. With contrasting buttons against the soft-knitted cotton, what more could you ask for?
Oh stripes, the timeless essential. This cozy striped sweater has us dreaming of mornings staring out at the ocean while holding our favorite ceramic mug.
Rowan Penny Loafers
Loving the loafer trend? Try something a little different with these pair of brown leather loafers. They give a retro vibe that'll feel more elevated than what everyone else is wearing this season.
Cardigan Sweater Dress
Cardigans are a staple in the coastal grandmother look, and this sweater dress provides an optimal option for days out on the go or lounging in.
Astrid Wide-Leg Chino
If there's a pair of pull-on pants to get this season, it's these ones. While we may be putting away our linen pants when the temps drop, these cotton ones are the perfect swap for chilly weather.
New Quilted Cocoon Puffer
We truly cannot wait to pull out our cold-weather coats, and this quilted puffer is a J.Crew staple that has been updated to offer more protection while still keeping you oh-so-cute.
This wool blazer is accented with big gold buttons to subtly show how important details are to any outfit.
Zoe Ballet Flats
It's true, the ballet flat is back. Not in the same way we remember, but kind of like if the ballet flat we remember has a cool older sister. If you're looking to snag a pair, these leather ones are it.
Herringbone Sweater Blazer
A cute sweater blazer with a delicate herringbone pattern? Sign us up. This Madewell cardi is truly the definition of cozy.
Button-Front Midi Shirtdress
Who said dresses are only allowed in the summer? Not us, that's for sure. This midi dress is perfect for layering and will look great with just about everything else on this list.
Upcycled Denim Tote
Just like your favorite pair of jeans go with anything, so will this tote. You're sure to make a statement with this bag while still keeping it cool.