The surf kisses your toes, your linen pants flap around your ankles, your chunky, knit sweater warms your skin, your upturned bucket hat keeps your hair in place, and your strappy sandals hang from your fingers. TikToker Lex Nicoleta calls this “Coastal Grandmother” and it’s quickly become the trend of 2023. The best thing about Coastal Grandmother is that you can rock the style in any season, whether you’re at the beach or not.
Enjoy loose linens, chunky knits, striped shirts, and all things Diane Keaton-inspired. Something’s Gotta Give, Ina Garten, Cape Cod winters, chardonnay, and Nancy Meyers movies serve as the inspiration for this trending style. And if those things sound like you, you’re going to want to scroll through this list and fill your cart with all things Coastal Grandmother.
The Linen Pants ($5 off!)
It’s those flowy Diane Keaton linen pants that really pull together any Coastal Grandmother outfit. Whether you pair them with a chunky sweater or a linen top, whether you rock chunky sneakers or strappy sandals, you’re going to find yourself reaching for them non-stop.
The Chunky Sneaker (73% off!)
A thick, neutral-toned platform sneaker is a must-have for creating the Coastal Grandmother look. It gives you an extra inch or two of height and that helps you traipse through the sand without kicking it all back up into your shoes.
A Pair of Straight Legs You Need
You don’t want to miss out on these 90s straight-leg jeans! They’re not too baggy, they’re not too tight, and they’re just the right colors to match up with your favorite tops and sweaters. A pair of Coastal Grandmother must-have.
The Quintessential Straw Bag
You can’t be a certified Coastal Grandmother without a straw bag, and this tote has got room for days, which means plenty of space for stowing that sneaky bottle of chardonnay and even a few plastic glasses for sipping on the blustery winter beach.
A Trust Pair of Levi’s
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Levi’s jeans! And these Wedige Straight jeans are just the right length for the style you’re looking for. They stop right above your ankles, which is perfect for splashing your feet in the ocean on a warm day.
There’s Nothing More Coastal Than Tory Burch
Tory Burch is one of those brands that really captures the Coastal vibes, and these strappy sandals are a pair that you’re going to want to snag if you’re looking to really nail the style. Sure, they’re not ideal for winter, but they’re easy to tuck in your beach bag!
A Time for Glamor
This Timex watch has to come home with you. It’s the perfect finishing touch to your Coastal Grandmother ‘fit, really tying everything together. I’m not sure if Diane Keaton actually wore this during Something’s Gotta Give, but I wouldn’t be shocked if she had!
The Linen Button-Up (17% off!)
You can’t rock the CG style without having a few fantastic linen shirts, particularly of the button-up variety. This button-up is lightweight, flowy and it pairs beautifully with your favorite go-to linen pants or a pair of stylish Levi’s jeans.
You’ve Got to Have Shades
Sunglasses are an essential part of the Coastal uniform, and these oval, Y2K sunnies are the perfect blend of retro style and actual eye protection. Whether you wear them on your face or you use them to tuck your hair up and back in that casual, devil-may-care way, these are a must.
A Top Made for Layering
Sure, this top is a tank, and that makes it great for summer, but the best thing about it is that you can easily layer a knit cardigan over it or pull an old, beat-up Yale sweatshirt over it.
A Pair of Chunky Sandals
Combine the strappy of those amazing summer sandals with the chunky of those must-have sneakers, and you’ve got something absolutely unbeatable! These chunky sandals are perfect for walking on the beach, heading out to brunch, or entertaining on your sprawling back deck.
A Pair of Foot-Friendly Flats (44% off!)
Give yourself a little bit of added comfort and support while you enjoy your beach walks when you grab these Dr. Scholl shoes. They offer that CG style you’re hunting for and the grandmother-approved comfort that we all deserve.
A Go-To Dress (27% off!)
The best thing about this flowy tiered dress is that you can wear it with pretty much anything, anytime, even in the winter. You can cover up with your favorite cardigan, you can tug over your favorite chunky sweater, or you can wear it as-is.
An Essential Button-Up
Having at least one good white button-up is essential, and this one is our favorite. You can wear it buttoned up if you want, but it looks best when you just pull it over your tank tops or bathing suit tops.
A Cozy Cardi (22% off!)
Rock the slouchy cardigan with anything in your Coastal closet. It’s one of those accessories you’ll want to have on hand for any situation, even just running out to the grocery store or heading out for a walk on the beach.
A Pair of Jeans Just the Right Color (63% off!)
White pants at the beach are just one of those things like peanut butter and jelly – you just think of them, and you know they go together. These white Levi’s cut off right above the ankle like all good Coastal pants, and the color goes with all your favorite tops and sweaters.
A Hat for Windy Days
No Coastal Grandmother capsule wardrobe is complete without a good bucket hat! And this neutral-toned bucket hat is my summertime go-to. It’s a great casual look that works for pretty much any situation, including when you’re out and about at the local farmer’s market.
A Woven Wonder
These Sam Edelman woven mules are the moment. There’s really nothing in your CG wardrobe that you couldn’t wear these with. They’re light, they’re breathable, and they scream, “I love long walks on the beach and delicious Ina Garten recipes!”
A Cashmere Miracle (40% off!)
Cashmere is always a good idea! And this ultra-soft cashmere sweater is my go-to. It’s perfect for Cape Cod winters and time spent cooking and beaching. Tug it on over your favorite pair of Levi’s for an outfit that feels made for Something’s Gotta Give.
A Touch of Retro (5% off!)
There’s nothing subtle about this gold watch, but sometimes that’s just what you’re looking for. Grab an accessory that’ll tie it all together, and wear this watch with all of your more laid-back, casual Coastal wear for a real statement.
A Keaton-Approved Sun Hat
There’s no such thing as too many sun hats, but there is such a thing as too many bad sun hats. Get rid of all your old, subpar hats and replace them with this straw hat designed to offer your face quality protection from the sun.
Your Go-To Linen Pants
Linen is breathable, comfortable, and can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. These drawstring linen pants are a must-have in any good Coastal Grandmother’s closet, offering endless style options and ultimate comfort on those long beach walks.
A Slouchy Anytime Purse (10% off!)
A slouchy bag is just the thing you need to store all of your beach necessities in. Or to use as a way to bring home your delicious fresh veggies from the farmer’s market. It’ll pair beautifully with your favorite straw hat and oversized sweater!
A Slouchy Sun Hat
Protect your sweet face from the sun’s harsh rays with this floppy straw sun hat. It’s a durable, rollable hat that you’ll want to roll up and take with you everywhere you go, just in case you need it. The sort of hat you’ll dramatically clamp a hand on when the wind picks up. Very Nancy Meyers.
An Easy Pullover
Pull on something warm and toasty before you head out for the day, something that feels comfy and casual and works with anything in your closet. This sweater has been viral on TikTok lately, and it’s easy to see why!
A Perfectly Oversized Sweater
Complete your gorgeous wardrobe with this oversized, chunky sweater. It’s a great way to stay warm and to look dramatic and romantic while you spend time staring out at the ocean pensively, waiting for your dream man to appear.
The Lands’ End Tote
Land’s End is a classic, and this tote bag is one of their most popular items. It looks like the sort of bag that Ina Garten would pack all of her ingredients into as she rushes from the fancy grocery store back home to make dinner for all her friends.
A Dainty Hoop
Wear these earrings with anything in your Coastal closet. They look effortlessly chic, which is why you’re going to love them. They’ll look like you didn’t even think about it, you just tossed them on for an easy, casual look.
This Shirt Was Made for Hosting (20% off!)
Can’t you just see Ina rocking this casual linen shirt? It’s casual, it’s breezy, it’s breathable, so you can cook in it without getting sweaty, and it can easily transition from the kitchen straight to the table with all your friends.
Pack It Up (6% off!)
This gorgeous beach bag isn’t just serving Coastal Grandmother, it’s also offering 50s glamor and all the space you need to stow your beach essentials, including, of course, your favorite Jodi Picoult novel that you’re rereading and annotating this time.
Shrug Into a Cozy Cardigan
It’s always a good idea to have a cardigan on hand that you can wear with anything and everything in your wardrobe, and this cardigan is my current favorite. It’s great for winter and summer, keeping you warm, but not too warm.
Keep It Loose
This mockneck sweater is loose and lovely, offering all the space and comfort that you’re looking for, nothing tight and restrictive in the Coastal closet! Enjoy something casual and elegant and perfect for going from beach to home to a book reading.
Add Some Style
An easy way to add a little style to your ‘fits is by adding a great pair of sunglasses, and these sunglasses have got to be some of my favorites. They take up just the right amount of room on your face and they offer a bit of chic elegance.
A Bold Step
Boldly step in these gorgeous slides. They’re the sort of shoes that really grab your attention and steal the show, which is why I love to pair them with things like a casual dress or a good pair of jeans.
The Ultimate Sweater Dress (10% off!)
You’re going to want to wear this sweater dress with everything and anything you can! It looks like it might be too thick and toasty, but it’s pretty breathable, and you can build up the warmth as you want. It’ll look amazing with your favorite straw accessories.