The Coastal grandmother trend, which has taken the world by storm since the term was coined by Lex Nicoleta on Tiktok, is a firm favourite of mine. I must admit Jane Adler (Meryl Streep's character in It's Complicated) is a bit of a style icon as far as I am concerned. I used to call her look "relaxed Cali" before I found out it had become an actual trend.
The whole look is so perfect for summer in Ireland. Think good denim jeans or chinos (I like a good boyfriend jeans or cropped flares for this look). Long cardis draped over either a crisp white shirt or a lovely blue button down.
Cardis can be sourced from an unlikely source, a place very few local Irish shopper go to: the souvenir sweater stores. A favourite of mine is The Aran Sweater Market. The Killarney store is particularly lovely, there is also one in Dublin. The quality of the sweaters is incredible for quite a reasonable price given that they are all 100% wool and most are made in Ireland. Check the labels as always to check composition and country of origin.
Footwear could be comfy Birkenstocks, loafers or aven better, a New England favourite, the Native American Minnetonka moccasins.
Think a relaxed staycation on the West Coast on a sunny week as a vibe and you are there. This is best enjoyed in a coastal house, with decor comprising heavy tones of navy and beige, fresh flowers and the smell of a homemade meal. A crackling fire in the evening and chilled glass of Pinot Grigio will really hit the nail on the head. If this is not you though, I think we can safely say that the outfit alone, glass of Pinot Grigio to hand and the Spotify soundtrack will do.
And what does the Coastal Grandmother wear in the evening when socialising do you ask? That will be coming up in a post very soon.
(Interiors courtesy of Nancy Meyers movie sets)