Not so little while ago, many fashion girls were spotted taking style inspiration from their grannies or well, maybe even, stealing from their closet. I mean, didn’t we all love the cardigan comeback or the good old crochet bag moment?
But as we reach halfway through the year, the grandma dressing is still riding high on popularity. And courtesy summer/holiday season, it has been joined by grandpa-inspired style giving way to much more creative options. No doubt that the fashionistas across the globe have loved the fresh aesthetic of grandparents-inspired style. And ahead, we have called out the five of the coolest grandparents-inspired trends along with a little inspiration from our favourite fashion girls.
The easiest way to dive into this trend is to opt for a classic string of pearls which probably your granny might have heaps of sitting in her closet. And to create a more playful vibe, you can either layer the multiple strands together or pair it with a pendant necklace or two. Else for a not so prim and proper vibe, you have equally elegant yet eccentric baroque pearl necklaces.
Gold Chain Necklaces
Gold chain necklaces are truly a grandpa signature. And while you can let a statement necklace peek out from your shirts, t-shirts or crop tops, the new cool girl aesthetic involves layering as many versions as you like. But Runway Square version involves pairing your gold chains with a whole lot of pearls.
Picnic blanket checks, silk scarf prints, and wallpaper florals have been all over my Instagram feed, courtesy grandma dresses. These versatile dresses truly add a sense of sophistication to your wardrobe. And when paired with pearls or gold chains, top-handle bag, and sling-back block heels, you champion the art of grandma dressing.
These breezy, short-sleeved button-down shirts have been a major summer epiphany for us. While we already love their tropical variations, they come either printed or solid in colour, cropped or knotted, and embossed or embroidered this season. And they have been receiving love from many fashionistas who have been pairing it with everything from midi(s) to mini(s), from cropped trousers to shorts.
From searching every nook and corner of vintage stores and websites to spotting them on the arms of every fashion girl in existence – granny’s structured bags have made a comeback as fashion crowds’ new favourite arm candy. You can perfectly pair up these bags with sassy slip dresses or floral dresses, and even skirt suits. Actually, they even compliment a casual athleisure look as well.
Karishma is an engineer turned fashion stylist and writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, Ranveer Singh, salted caramel ice-cream and red lipsticks make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.