6 Anti-Trend Outfits That Are Peak Nancy Meyers Aesthetic


With “coastal grandmother” style trending on TikTok, there is no denying that it’s having a major moment. The approach to fashion and the overall aesthetic is one you might already be familiar with if you’ve watched Nancy Meyers films. In Something’s Gotta Give, Diane Keaton takes walks down the Hamptons shoreline in pieces like oversize knits, linen pants, and bucket hats—all in a palette of cream and taupe. In It’s Complicated, Meryl Streep wears crisp button-downs and flowing trousers in shades of blue and white as she moves between the kitchen and garden of her Santa Barbara home.

In short, the outfits are a take on the classic, anti-trend looks we’ve seen an uptick in recently in the fashion space. Of course, these all have a Meyers spin, which couldn’t be better timing since it was recently announced that the director has secured a deal for an upcoming Netflix film—so we can expect to have a fresh set of coastal grandmother looks soon. If you’re feeling inspired to tap into anti-trend looks that are peak Nancy Mayers aesthetic, I have you covered. Ahead are five outfits that tap into the aesthetic that I would wear immediately.

This look pairs a striped half-zip knit sweater with crisp white shorts, polished loafers, and classic sunglasses. It doesn’t get more Nancy Meyers than this.

I love the idea of layering different stripes. It feels slightly preppy, but also cool and of the moment. Look for pieces that have different widths of stripes that run in the same direction, like the blazer and cargo jeans below. Then, simply add sneakers and aviators.

Long, flowy dresses are a piece that would fit right into a Nancy Meyers film. For summer, look for breezy cotton styles, then add a bucket hat, flats, and jewelry.

As I mentioned earlier, a palette of whites and taupes is key. While you can mix any number of pieces from the neutral tones, you can’t go wrong with a crisp button-down styled with tailored trousers.

This look feels primed for a trip to the farmers market. If you’re looking for a cool way to mix florals into your summer wardrobe, start with a printed skirt, then add a ribbed tank, basket bag, and sleek flats.

Here is yet another example of layering shades of cream and white for a classic, polished look. If you’re headed to the beach, start with a one-piece, then add denim shorts, a tailored button-down, and a bucket hat.

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