These 3 Grandma Trends Just Got Bumped Way Up (Thanks, Kaia Gerber)

Grandma dressing has been on the rise for a while now, and as we recently pointed out, there are a few specific trends that fall into this larger style aesthetic. Some items are poised to be more popular than others for the season ahead, and as we inch closer and closer to fall, fashion girls and celebs such as J.Lo and Kaia Gerber are nailing down these popular retro fashion items as big fall trends.

Case in point: We recently spotted Kaia Gerber wearing three big grandma trends—retro sunglasses, a vacation shirt, and croc-effect slingback heels—while out and about in NYC on her birthday. She styled them to suit her signature effortless vibe by pairing a green silk bowling shirt with vintage jeans and sleek slingbacks. We have a feeling that her cool outfit choice is about to inspire a lot of fashion girls to prioritize these three retro items over all the others. Scroll down to see Kaia Gerber's grandma-chic outfit, shop her look, and then shop more of our picks of each trend.


(Image credit: Edward Opi/

On Kaia Gerber: Orseund Iris Le Funk Top ($275); Re/Done High Rise Loose Jeans ($250); Cult Gaia Gia Silk-Satin Shoulder Bag ($398); Meshki Yvonne Crop Top ($32); Jimmy Choo Fetto 65 Slingback Pumps ($895)

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Next up: the random basics all the cool 20-something celebs own.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.