At the Autumn/Winter 2024 shows Grandma-core emerged as the unexpected darling of the Fashion Week runways. Inspired by the eclectic and often hodgepodge charm of your Grandma's wardrobe, designers embraced vintage aesthetics, quaint prints, and nostalgic accessories to celebrate the wonder of yesteryears.

JW Anderson led the charge in London with a collection inspired by Last of the Summer Wine, a long-running British comedy series chronicling the antics of pensioners in a Yorkshire village. The result? Outsized knitwear, demure twinsets, sweeping wool coats, and curtain tassel adornments – all predominantly worn with shearling-lined slippers and the occasional grey carmen-rollered hairdo.


Miu Miu followed suit with gaudy floral prints, ’50s/’60s dresses, knitted cardigans, tea-length skirts, and pearls aplenty. Mrs Prada told Vogue after the show, “I think they are classics. Everyone can choose from them to be a child, or a lady. Every single morning, I decide if I’m going to be 15 years old or a lady near death.”


And while a grey barnet feels like a bit of a commitment, there are abundant other ways you can style it like your granny – and we show you how!

Scavenge for scarfs
Skinny scarves swept the runway at Rokh and Stella McCartney while silk neckties and bonnets were popular at Burberry, Emporio Armani, MSGN, Lacoste – and more! The silk scarf is set to become a trans-seasonal staple whichever way you knot it, so get digging in your Grandma’s draws!

 



As some bling with a brooch
Brooches were an unexpected accent with brands like Erdem, Tory Burch, Jil Sander, and Prada adding a touch of Granny glam to their wool tailoring and sweeping opera coats with floral bouquets and diamante decorative pins.

 


Grab your glasses
Specks have been on our style radar for a little while now but the AW24 shows, including Prada, Aaron Esh, Ottolinger and Victoria Beckham, asserted the viral TikTok trend as a firm fixture in our everyday wardrobes, whether you have a prescription or not! One tip from us, the larger the frame the better!

 


Clip it on
A 1950s staple, the humble clip-on is no longer reserved for teenagers with unpierced ears or Grandmas who find putting studs in too fiddly. Clip-ons actually mean that statement earrings can be bigger and better without tugging on your lobes – what’s not to love?

 


The Lady Bag
The lady-like bag is a sleek staple you can easily pick up in a vintage store, charity shop or car boot sale. Wear yours nestled in the crook of your arm, and channel Princess Anne!