You, my dear, can still embrace your inner Coastal Grandmother style. Think of it as more of an attitude than a set of style rules. Your confidence is key!
All you need is the desire to wear comfy clothes, the ability to let your stress level drop down just a notch, and the want to embrace a little bit of self-indulgence. (Plus, understand that you’ve earned the right to wear the comfy pants and look damn good in them!)
Where’s the personal style part?
The aesthetic trend is actually an anti-trend, anti-fast fashion ideal, with an embrace of casual, comfortable, and classic soft muted colors, relaxed accents, and a touch of whimsy.
Think Oprah in her California mood, or Diane Keaton in the movie Something’s Gotta Give.
So how do you recreate this style for yourself? You just need a few key pieces. Before you begin to shop for this vibe, take this list and compare it to your current wardrobe. I’ll bet you’ve got a jumpstart on the entire process!
Your Capsule List
1 pair of linen, gauze, or chino, wide legged pants in white, ivory, soft french blue, pale melon, or faded pistachio green. *Extra points if it’s an elastic or drawstring waist.
1 pair of shorts. (See above)
1 light colored button down shirt in linen or broadcloth. Preferably well-worn and slightly wrinkled.
1 fabulously soft skirt that flows when you walk and basically makes you look like you just came from the quaint farmer’s market, but you would never touch dirt.
2 cotton or linen tees or tanks in some color that reminds you of rainbow sherbet. *V-neck or scoop neckline preferred.
1 pair of flip-flops in a soft sand or brown color.
1 pair of canvas white sneakers
1 lightweight but snuggly wrap. Could be a cardigan or a shawl. Beige in color. *Bonus points for cashmere.
1-faded bucket hat
1- great straw purse or tote
1 pair Ray-ban Aviator sunglasses.
1 simple chain with a pearl accent
1 pair tortoiseshell readers or glasses
1 pair simple hoop earrings in gold or silver
1 set Lightweight stacked bracelets in a metal that feels traditional and chic. A hand-hammered stacking bracelet in a bright silver or gold is ideal.
Now, you’re all ready to sip a cold drink and listen to the ocean waves. (Or the sound of a beautiful Indiana morning. No sand required.)