While we were fighting off millennials for the rights to the coastal grandmother aesthetic, guess who swooped on in and stole this summer vibe for themselves? Gen-F*cking-Z. The teenagers of TikTok decided they now want to dress like what is known as coastal grandmother (and sometimes coastal divorcée). Tell us, does your teen want to dress like a coastal granddaughter?
Blame Nancy Meyers for the Coastal Aesthetic
This article by Olivia Marcus does a great job at summarizing what coastal grandmother chic is all about. TL;DR think gauzy white button down shirt, a linen pant, or a cable knit sweater.
What is a Coastal Granddaughter?
I fell over reading this article on Bustle when they referenced Joey Potter as a coastal granddaughter. If it wasn’t for Netflix streaming Dawson’s Creek, only a Gen-X’er would get this reference.
The vibe is very similar to coastal grandmother but TikTok influencers says granddaughter look is a little more laid back. How much further laid back can you get from a white t-shirt, pants, and a bucket hat? The Bustle article linked above says there are “subtle differences” with “funky floral patterns and pastel color combinations” being key characteristics.
Where to Find Coastal Granddaughter Clothes
Need inspo? TikTok’s “it” granddaughter seems to be Carly VanDyke (that’s her Pinterest and Instagram shown above for those of you withouth TikTok).
Most retailers sell these basics. Linen pants, oversized button down shirts, linen shorts, strappy sandals, bucket hats, woven hats, midi skirts and so on. We’ve linked our favorite pieces from Old Navy and Target below (affiliate links, click any photo to shop).
You can also see our the collection we’ve put together on our Amazon storefront.
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Summer 2022 Podcast Calendar
Real talk: summer months are really hard for us. You’ve heard us talk for weeks about the few summers we have left with our kids. Our time really isn’t ours during the summer months. But, we want to always bring our listeners the best content we can offer. Here’s what to expect the next few months from us.
- June 7th: Pop Culture Club for May
- June 14th: Summer Mini Episode: Meal Planning
- June 21st: Fan Favorite Encore: Conversations with Friends – Jennie Canzoneri
- June 28th: Summer Mini Episode: Summer Drinks
- July 5th: Pop Culture Club for June
- July 12th: Summer Mini Episode: Favorite Ways to Spend a Summer Day
- July 19th: Fan Favorite Encore: Hot Old Dudes – A Deep Dive
- July 26th: Summer Mini Episode: Summer Snacks
- August 2nd: Pop Culture Club July
- August 9th: Fan Favorite Encore: Trader Joe’s Beauty Products
- August 16th: No Episode
- August 23rd: Episode 71 – Brand New Episode!