If you keep an eye on Asian fashion trends, then you might’ve noticed the recent inclination towards what looks like my Grandma’s outfits in both print and digital media. I don’t say this with an ounce of negativity. In fact, I love it. The whole Grandma fashion thing took a while to rub off on me, but my first Grandma cardigan has finally opened my eyes to the wonders of this trend.
Grandma fashion is categorised by relaxed cuts and low hemlines, both on the upper body and lower body. That means long knits or outerwear, midi or maxi skirts, casual slip-on shoes and whether you like it or not, even crotchet is making a comeback. The last still has yet to wedge its way back into my everyday wear, but the rest? Bring it on.
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To wear under the statement Grandma cardigan, pull on a Long-Sleeved Top (link here) in mustard. I’ve been slowly harbouring a closet full of loose basics in a variety of colours and they prove useful every time I churn out a new outfit. The mustard colour of the shirt from Seoul in this instance adds a little cheer to winter, something everyone needs in the cold weather.
To check the low hemline box of Grandma fashion, a Midi Skirt (link here) in any neutral shade does wonders. The skirt I’m wearing, that I also wore in a previous outfit, is from a boutique store in Seoul. The loose fit has a relaxed vibe, which is how Grandmas feel all the time, amirite?
The spotlight of the outfit is the Uniqlo Grandma Cardigan (link here) that reaches the lower thigh, at least on short lil’ me. This cardigan was originally my Mum’s, but I have since stolen it from her closet and claimed it as my own. It’s an old model from Uniqlo that isn’t available anymore, but the brand makes a lot of generic pieces so a visit to the store will probably find you a similar cardigan.
To finish the look, opt for a low-top pair of trainers (low hemlines, hello!) such as the Keds Champion Originals (link here). They are reminiscent of the 白飯魚 shoes, literally meaning “white rice fish” and essentially plimsolls, that used to be popular with ladies of the Grandma generation in Hong Kong. A little nostalgia gets the job done to perfection. 😉
So, what do you think? Has the Grandma trend rubbed off on you, like it has with the whole Asian collective? If you still have doubts, take my word: grab your own Grandma cardigan and you’ll see. The world of comfortable loose fits awaits you.
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