TikTok adores the coastal grandmother aesthetic: here's what the new trend is all about

Think Diane Keaton in a turtleneck

coastal grandmother aesthetic in something's gotta give with diane keaton and jack nicholson
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Picture this: a Nancy's Meyers movie. That's it—that's the coastal grandmother aesthetic.

One of the latest trending hashtags on TikTok pays homage to the queen of rom-coms and embraces the carefree, chic vibe that the filmmakers' protagonists embody, from Erica Barry to Amanda Woods. Needless to say, ivory turtlenecks abound.

In between TikTok beauty hacks and questionable challenges, influencer Lex Nicoleta (@lexnicoleta) manifested a new movement, and it just screams "Diane Keaton." Obviously, that means we're all on board. 

No need to be an actual grandmother with a seaside abode to enjoy social media's latest craze! We'll give you the scoop. 

What is the coastal grandmother aesthetic?

Light, airy, relaxed—coastal grandmother is not just a style, it's a way of being. It's a low-key day on the couch, book at hand and tea Pinot Grigio nearby on the counter. It's a beach picnic with all of your favorite farmers' market goodies. Essentially, it's Something's Gotta Give

In terms of style, it means classic and elegant, yet not overly fancy. In terms of interiors, there's a hygge home decor vibe coupled with open floor concepts, immaculate furniture and a kitchen well-stocked with white wine. (Do we sense an impending wine hangover?) 

Again, we don't want to point fingers, but Diane Keaton is pretty much the CG icon. 

Where to shop the coastal grandmother look

Whether it's the kitchen or the closet, Lexi's got you covered with the intel.

Coastal grandmother outfits

Lexi doesn't miss a beat, so if you were thinking about emulating the CG style, allow her to be your fashion inspo. Think button downs, bucket hats and lots of linen, all great additions to that capsule wardrobe. Summer 2022, we're ready for you.


♬ original sound - Lex Nicoleta

Basic Linen Shirt

Jute Cotton Botton Hat

Linen Blend Jogging Pants

Coastal grandmother kitchenware

*Sips Pinot Grigio*


♬ This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole

Acacia Wood Cutting Board 14”x7”

JoyJolt Layla White Wine Glasses, Set of 4

Coastal grandmother movie picks

Spending a night in? Need a break from The Ultimatum? The best romantic comedies on Netflix will do the trick!


♬ original sound - Lex Nicoleta

Speaking of Netflix, Deadline just reported that Nancy Meyers is set to write, direct and produce a new feature film for the platform, which means plenty of CG content is coming our way. The film is untitled, the plot details are scarce and we don't know who's starring in it, but we have a feeling that it'll bring a familiar vibe. 

While you're gearing up for her next big film—we'll provide the details as soon as they're available—Lexi will keep you busy with a CG playlist that's reminiscent of our favorite CG movies' soundtracks. 

It looks like we're in store for a coastal grandmother summer, and TikTok wholeheartedly approves.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)