Forget Coastal Grandma—It’s Eclectic Grandpa Fashion Season

2024 is the year of the grandpa.

2023 saw a lot of “coastal grandma” looks—linen pants, lacy tanks, and crocheted…everything. But now we’re moving into a new era. A more eclectic era. Allow us to introduce you to “eclectic grandpa” fashion.

But what does it even mean to be an eclectic grandpa, and how can you live out your eclectic grandpa fashion dreams in the new year? That’s where we come in.

What is “eclectic grandpa” fashion?

“Eclectic grandpa” fashion is essentially a chic, Gen Z version of your grandpa’s clothing. Think items like white button-down shirts, classic white t-shirts, and loose (but on the shorter side) shorts. And we all know how great a dad cap looks styled with all of these items, too.

According to Pinterest and TikTok, Gen Z (and Boomers, funnily enough) will really embrace “grandpa-core” aesthetics in 2024. More maximalist vibes instead of minimalism.

Eclectic Grandpa Fashion Essentials


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So what kinds of things do you need to style to be the most grandpa-core eclectic grandpa out there? Aside from the items we already listed, we also recommend grabbing these, too:

  • Retro streetwear
  • Chic cardigans
  • Customized clothing
  • Denim jackets
  • Unique sunglasses

Remember, the key to this is eclectic. Maybe everything doesn’t match. The whole grandpa-core vibe is that they do not care what they’re wearing or what anyone thinks. And honestly, if that isn’t a mantra for 2024, I don’t know what is.

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Trying to find the most viral fashion trends for 2024? Check out our must-have (and TikTok-approved) items for the new year.