Coastal Grandmother Is The Latest Aesthetic Taking Over TikTok

    No, you do not need to be a grandma to identify as a coastal grandmother.

    2020 was the year of the VSCO Girl™.

    So important for the kids to know that Princess Diana was the original VSCO girl

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    And 2021 was the year of the e-girl™:

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    Now, what is the aesthetic of 2022, you may ask? Allow me to introduce to you the ~coastal grandmother™~:

    "What the heck is a coastal grandmother?" Don't fret — this is a question I asked myself when I first came across the term, but there were a slew of TikToks that helped me understand and come to terms with who I am:

    TikToker Lex Nicoleta breaks it down in fine detail as to what qualities one must possess to be considered a "coastal grandmother."

    Are you a fan of Nancy Meyers movies?

    Including, but not limited to: Something's Gotta Give, The Parent Trap, The Holiday, and It's Complicated. 

    What about farmhouse- or colonial-revival-style architecture?

    A colonial-style house

    All the charm with none of the racism.

    Ina Garten recipes?

    If you don't have fresh, store bought is fine! 

    Throw blankets and cream-colored sweaters?

    Chris Evans wearing a cream-colored sweater and sitting in a booth with beer bottles on the table

    You can never have too many throw blankets!

    Heirloom tomatoes from your local farmers market?

    Do, re, me, fa, so, la, to, may, to!

    These kinda hats???

    I love the sun protection AND the aesthetic. 

    Then you, my friend, are a coastal grandmother.

    AND you're in good company!

    MAJOR thanks to Lex Nicoleta for introducing us to this trend! Be sure to follow her for all the coastal grandmother tips, tricks, and overall vibes. ✨