15 Instagram Captions to Show Off Your Coastal Grandmother Aesthetic

The coastal grandmother aesthetic has taken over our TikTok and Instagram feeds, and we're obsessed.

So, what exactly is a "coastal grandmother"? Think Diane Keaton—the OG coastal grandmother. And no, you don't need to be her age—anyone can follow the coastal grandmother aesthetic! In fact, younger people are the ones who have been loving the trend by wearing cardigans, cashmere, stipes, straw hats and more. If you've been into the coastal grandmother aesthetic, continue below for 15 of the best Instagram captions to use.

For when you're over the Y2K trend:

"Coastal grandmother is in. Y2K is out."


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For when you're channeling your inner Diane Keaton:

"A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and experience."

-Diane Keaton


For when you're on a beach walk:

"Beach walks and afternoon tea have my heart."



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For when you look like the ultimate coastal grandmother:

"Even though I live nowhere near the ocean, I always look like I'm about to head out for a beach picnic."



For when you're working on a new recipe:

"I love to take something ordinary and make it really special."

-Ina Garten


For when you're chilling in your backyard:

"Currently pretending I'm at the beach."



For when you picked some fresh flowers from your personal garden:

"Picked these fresh from my garden this morning."



For when you're rocking a turtleneck in the dead of summer:

"I guess I'm just a turtleneck kind of gal."

-Erica in Something's Gotta Give


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For when you post a throwback pic of you rocking coastal grandmother-esque clothes:

"I've been dressing like a coastal grandmother for years and NOW it's popular. I'm such a trendsetter."


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For when you're walking along the beach listening to your favorite music:

"I can't come to the phone right now. I'm going on a beach walk."



For when you're stepping out of your comfort zone:

"Life offers you a thousand chances… all you have to do is take one."

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes


For when you dress up just like Diane Keaton:

"Diane Keaton is my forever style icon."



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For when you're wearing a cardigan and a straw hat:

"There's just something about an oversized cardigan and a straw hat that puts my mind at ease."


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For when you're in a love-hate relationship with your coastal grandmother aesthetic:

"You have to love something before you can hate it."

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks


For when you're dressing for the life you want:

"My goal in life is to be a coastal grandmother."



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