Grandmacore Aesthetic & Clothes Inspiration
Hero image: MAISON MARGIELA distressed cardigan and print bag via Matches Fashion
Do you miss the good old days? The grandmacore afficionados sure do.
Grandmacore is the perfect clothing aesthetic for women who want that earthy, comfortable vibe.
The grandmacore aesthetic is a new trend that brings back the nostalgia for down-to-earth ways of living. It is sometimes seen as a spinoff of cottagecore and that’s not a wrong way to think about grandmacore, but there are differences.
With grandmacore clothes, you can pull all the comforts out of the old-fashioned ways of life without giving up the modern lifestyle. And then there’s the material side of it: Grandmacore fashion is stylish but also practical clothing. It will keep you warm and comfortable all winter long and it will equip you for rainy walks in the nature.
Some people do find it easier to take a step back and enjoy life at a slower pace when they are dressed for that!
Here is a list of five main features of the grandmacore aesthetic in women’s fashion.
All the outfits below are from Matches Fashion. Stay tuned for more posts with grandmacore outfit ideas and grandmacore home decor!
Earthy tones - The brown, charcoal and rusty tones are what gives grandmacore the earthy feel. A good burgundy will break your outfits.
Re/Done Corduroy Trousers
Extreme cashmere No.185 cashmere cardigan
Comme des Garcons top and skirt
Bottega Veneta The Arco suede tote bag
Vintage vibe, but make it sporty if you want to - This is the main feature of grandmacore that separates it from cottagecore. There are grandmas in cities too!
Cucinelli SS22 Cotton English rib sweater
Cucinelli SS22 Argyle mesh sweater
Self-Portrait striped rib cardigan
Statement pieces are rain boots and knits like cardigans, sweaters - If you knit, do check out Melissa Leapman. Her knit patterns are available at Ravelry.
Gucci mohair blend cardigan
Nili Loten Merlin cable knit cardigan
Old-fashioned fabrics like corduroy or suede - And you don’t have to go all in and wear corduroy skirts, a suede bag will work as well.
Metier hold-all weekender bag
Grandmacore clothes are actually practical
Chloe rain boots
Diemme rain boots and Marni coat
Grandmacore is not just about fashion, though. It’s a lifestyle brand that celebrates everything we loved about the past – from the style to the way people lived. Grandmacore is what you make it, though. It can be just a trend for you, but for some it’s a way of life.
Grandmacore fans can take it all the way and shop for antique items to create that grandma aesthetic in their homes. It can be as simple as finding some old-fashioned furniture pieces, or you can go all out and find second-hand china sets and decorate your home like a grandma’s house from the past.
If you want more of grandmacore aesthetic, try checking out some of the popular hashtags on Instagram: #grandmacore, #grandmacoreaesthetic, and #grandmacorestyle. You can also find some pretty good examples of grandmacore fashion in Facebook groups.
What do you think of the grandmacore aesthetic? Do you prefer the sportier grandmacore or the more classic version? Let us know on Instagram!