Coastal grandmother chic: The surprise new trend you'll love

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Coastal grandmother chic has taken TikTok by storm, and is set to infiltrate your wardrobe too.

TikToker Lex Nicoleta coined the term for a style of chunky knits, neutrals and loose-fitting linens.

The aesthetic is inspired by Diane Keaton’s wardrobe in the 2003 film, Something's Gotta Give, where she's seen in bucket hats and outfits in mainly beige and cream.

Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson in a scene from Something's Gotta Give, standing on a beach with the water in the background. She is wearing a white bucket hat, pale long-sleeved shirt and a white t-shirt; he is wearing a beige loose shirt. They are both laughing and she is preventing her hat from blowing off in the wind.
Diane Keaton epitomises coastal grandmother chic in Something's Gotta Give: Photo: Warner Bros

The best thing?

You don't have to be a grandma to work the trend.

Celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon, with Anne Hathaway declaring herself “ready for #coastalgrandmother chic since before TikTok was born. May this moment never end.”

Anne Hathaway stands barefoot on floorboards in a white panelled room, against a set of french windows with blue sky and a balcony behind. She is wearing a bucket hut in beige, sunglasses, a long-sleeved white shirt and beige pants.
Anne Hathaway is loving the coastal grandmother trend. Photo: Instagram

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Here's how to play along at home:

Lago Cardigan, $82 from Petal & Pup

This long lined cardi is the perfect outer layer for coastal grandmother chic.

It has long sleeves with a ribbed cuff and side pockets, and is great over a neutral tee and pants.

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A model wears a long pale pink Lago Cardigan, $82 from Petal & Pup, over blue jeans and a white top, with boots. Her brown hair is loose.

Luna Oversize Linen Shirt, $89.90, from Camixa at The Iconic

Linen is essential in coastal grandma world.

This oversized shirt is ideal for layering over swimmers, or under a cardigan.

It's made with sand-washed linen, which means it's extra soft and hangs beautifully.

Plus, there's no need for ironing.

A model with long sun-streaked brown hair wears a white Luna Oversize Linen Shirt, $89.90, from Camixa at The Iconic over blue jeans.

Indra Wide Leg Pants, $55, from Atmos & Here at The Iconic

Wide leg pants - particularly in linen - are the right vibe for coastal grandmothers.

This pair is made of a textured cotton-linen blend, has a high waist with no stretch, and a zip on one side.

A shoulder-down view of a model wearing a red tank top over white Indra Wide Leg Pants, $55, from Atmos & Here at The Iconic

Solid Bucket Hat, $4.95, from Shein

A bucket hat is a must-have for coastal grandmothers.

This ribbed beige number is made from 100% cotton.

A white ribbed Solid Bucket Hat, $4.95, from Shein sits on a plain surface with a coastal brochure tucked under one corner.

Edda Landscape Tote, $300, from C&M Camilla and Marc at The Iconic

Whether for shopping or the beach, a coastal grandmother always has a good sized tote with her.

This sturdy option is made from pure cotton twill with webbing straps.

It has a large main compartment and an internal slip pocket for a phone or keys.

A white shopping tote with black piping and webbed handles.

Responsible Cashmere Scarf, $199, from Country Road at The Iconic

A good coastal grandmother is always prepared for a chill in the air.

This 100% cashmere scarf is super soft, with a slight ribbed texture.

It's ideal for cool nights or travelling.

A dark-haired model wears a pale pink long scarf, wrapped around her neck, over a pink fluffy cardigan and dark skirt. Responsible Cashmere Scarf, $199, from Country Road at The Iconic

Nala Leather Slides, $49.95, from Witchery

Cool, comfy flats complete the coastal grandmother look.

These flat, handwoven leather slides are easy to slip on and off, and are comfy and soft on the feet.

A pair of beige Nala Leather Slides, $49.95, from Witchery, with woven straps and paler lining sit on a pale surface.

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