The Coastal Grandmother 9×9 Wardrobe Challenge
I’m partiipating in a wardrobe challenge…the Coastal Grandmother 9×9 Challenge #coastalgrandmother9x9! You might be thinking what is a wardrobe challenge? It is where you wear a number of items in different outfits for a number of days. I have participated in a few of these wardrobe challenges in the past and they are not only fun, but it is a way to really test your wardrobe to see if it works for you and your lifestyle.
The last wardrobe challenge I did was the The Smart Casual 10×9 Challenge in April. It was based on the Smart Casual Mini Capsule Wardrobe in this post using 10 pieces, which made 9 outfits. I had an overwhelming response to this, with many of you saying you really liked this capsule and some of you want more of them!
Mary with @this_littlecloset on Instagram, who uses a capsule wardrobe in her closet and also follows the Classy Yet Trendy capsule collections, had the idea of doing a #coastalgrandmother9x9 challenge. This wardrobe challenge is based on the Coastal Grandmother Mini Capsule Wardrobe, but you can use any pieces you have in your closet with a coastal/beach style!
I Am A “Coastal Grandmother”!
After watching Lex Nicoleta’s (who coined the term) Coastal Grandmother video on TikTok, I realized I’ve been a “coastal grandmother” for most of my life! I don’t have grandchildren, but my lifestyle and hobbies are like the “coastal grandmother” aesthetic. I love wearing light neutral colors, especially linen, have a collection of blue transferware dishes (and I also love ironstone dishes), enjoy cooking and love watching Ina Garten and my house is decorated in a neutral coastal style with blue and green accent colors.
How To Join The #coastalgrandmother9x9 Challenge
1. Check out the Coastal Grandmother Mini Capsule Wardrobe blog post and select those items from your closet or choose similar items with a coastal/beach style. (I am going to #shopmycloset and substitute a couple of items with things I already have).
2. Post your outfits Monday, June 6 through Tuesday, June 14 on Instagram or Facebook and include the hashtag #coastalgrandmother9x9
3. Start wearing outfit 1 on day 1, outfit 2 on day 2, etc.
What’s In My Challenge Wardrobe
Since I live in the Alabama and our weather is currently averaging in the upper 80’s, I’m using summer season pieces. I “shopped my closet” and picked 9 pieces I already had in my wardrobe.
Since I work inside at home and live a casual lifestyle, I picked 9 casual pieces, including light cotton/linen long sleeve shirts, tank, tee, shorts, linen pants and sandals. The pieces in your wardrobe challenge may be different depending on your job and personal style.
Here is everything I plan to wear in the Coastal Grandmother 9×9 Wardrobe Challenge…
Shop My 9 Pieces:
Shop My Accessories:
Shop My Wardrobe Rack (similar), Wood Hangers (similar), Table (similar) & Books:
OUTFITS I WILL BE WEARING
I have planned my outfits and will be sharing what I wear everyday on Instagram @classyyettrendy. At the end of the challenge, I will post a blog post recapping what I wore during the challenge.
I must be a coastal grandmother too, though I don’t have grandchildren or live on a coast. I can’t wear this sort of outfit to work (my office is air conditioned like a freezer — there’s a lot of equipment that has to be kept cool) but I went from hating summer clothes to loving them because of this style.
I am a grandmother and happy to see this look come back into style. My adaptation will be more “sweaters and long pants” because it’s still cool in the PNW. Shorts must wait (sigh). By the way, if your area is too hot I’d love to share some clouds and rain.