How To Nail The Eclectic Grandpa Trend
How To Nail The Eclectic Grandpa Trend

How To Nail The Eclectic Grandpa Trend

First came 'Vanilla Girl', then came 'Tomato Girl', and now we're in the ‘Eclectic Grandpa’ era. A little preppy, a little sporty and seriously colourful (the more it clashes the better), it's the vintage-inspired look taking TikTok by storm. Here are four ideas for pulling it off...

Look 1

The beauty of this trend is that you likely have a lot of elements already at home. It’s how you pair things that counts. Clashing colours and prints are key, so striped PJ bottoms with a punchy green vest are perfect. Play safe and add a simple tee or long sleeve, or take things a step further with a logo tee to introduce a third colour. Finish the look with Birkenstocks and visible fluffy socks. 

Look 2

For a slightly more pared-back take, gingham trousers and a retro-style knit (look on Depop to get one for less) are the perfect match. A striking, clashing sock breaks things up and nods to the trend, as does a pair of lenses. If you’re not a glasses wearer, pick up a pair of blue-light lenses instead – they look chic and are great for your eyes during screen time. Silver trainers bring a touch of modernity. 

Look 3

This look is styled up but still off duty. Striped knitwear is a cornerstone of the trend, and this vest is a cosy and cool option. Corduroy trousers and a houndstooth blazer lean towards prep – but a cool cap adds a fun edge. Sign off with chunky loafers and colourful socks. 

Look 4

This cool combo matches track pants to an oversized chunky knit – spot on for that preppy-cosy crossover. Pink socks and a bright red scarf bring interest, as does a third clashing colour: a pair of green Gazelles. A textured bucket hat and sunnies complete the look. 

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