Granny Chic

granny chic style

I always loved granny’s things! Hence pearls, chunky heels, loose dresses in dark colors, floral and polka dots, brooches, and any vintage-feeling pieces, always had a special place in my heart. Today I am sharing with you my most recent granny chic look, that I wore in Rome.

How to nail the granny chic style

So if you want to adopt that style and don’t know where to start from, then your grandma’s or mom’s closet is a great place to do so! My golden tip for this look is easy to remember: Something old & something new. And in my outfit here, there was also something blue. First, you must choose your “something old” piece, and build your outfit around it. Having said that, this piece doesn’t have to be actually old, just to exude that vintage, granny chic vibe.

Afterwards, style this item with “something new”, something modern, for more contrast. For example, I wore this old-like dress with these ballerina shoes which are new and super cool. However they also exude that granny chic vibe too as with this fur lining, they remind of those home moccasins your grandma used to buy from the local drugstore! Finally, I finished my look by adding this color-block bag with this super fun strap, and voila!

Note: You can also go for a full granny chic look too but you really have to own it!

Granny chic essentials for those who dare:

  • Pearls
  • Scarves
  • Brooches
  • Chunky heels
  • Granny sweaters
  • Satchel handbag
  • Bows
  • Florals
  • Houndstooth
  • A Chanel or Chanel-like weed jacket

Remember, owning it is key. Do it for your grandma.

So what about you? Would you jump on the granny-chic train with me?


I was wearing:

H&M dress

Miu Miu shoes (also in velvet, and more affordable option here)

Balenciaga bag (no longer available, similar here and here)

RayBan sunglasses

Bvlgari ring

Custom made gold disc pendant (similar here, here and here)

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis


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    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:43

      Thank you Nerea!

  1. 10/10/2016 / 11:18

    What can i say? The dress, the shoes, the bag…I love them all. And these sunglasses give the final touch! Gorgeous outfit! You make it so beautiful though! (I missed your previous posts, i have to come back and check them all. Love the new theme on your blog Stella)
    Have a great week, kisses, Helene.

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:46

      I am so glad you like everything Helene! I think the sunglasses add an extra tone of coolness on the granny chic look! 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by and for your authentic feedback and comments! It really means a lot! Have a great night!
      PS: What a bummer that we didn’t met in Rome??!! Hopefully it will be in Paris, sounds much better right? Kisses!

  2. 10/10/2016 / 12:15

    Not in a million years will i be able to have pulled off this look , look how you made it look so effortless and yet chic and modern. I love the bag too and those sunnies are perfect . You look amazing and i’m taking my inspiration from here.

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:48

      Big thank you Uzo! There is nothing better for me to hear than to have inspired somebody. I am very glad you like it and I think you would pull this off equally good! 🙂

  3. 10/10/2016 / 12:59

    What a beautiful post (as always)!
    I’m really digging that granny style!
    Those tips how to get one are so nice…I totally loved it!
    thanks for being awesome! 😉

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:48

      My darling Katharina, thank you so much for stopping by here too! You inspire me in any possible level! Big hug! <3

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:49

      Thank you Mihaela!

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:50

      Thank you so much for the great feature among all those inspiring bloggers! I really appreciate it! 😀 Have a great day!

  4. 10/10/2016 / 14:41

    Yes to the Granny Chic! I actually love that dress, I can see it working well with lots of different looks and I like how you’ve styled it here. You look great!

    Samio x

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:56

      Thank you my dear Samio! x

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:57

      Thank you Sarah! The bag is from 2015 Balenciaga Resort Collection and I can’t find it any more to publish the link.

  5. 10/10/2016 / 15:37

    Really love this look!! You made the granny dress super cool and I think any girl would be jealous on you as it looks so comfi and stylish!! Great look babe! Xx Susanne –

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:59

      Thank you so much Susanne, I’m really glad you like it! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 20:01

      Thank you so much Courtney, what a lovely compliment! And I will take photography tips from you definitely! 😉 You have a great blog!

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 20:01


    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 20:02

      Hi Athena, glad you like it and that you noticed the mix of old with modern accessories! Have a great day!

  6. 10/10/2016 / 19:27

    I just love outfits like this, they are so stylish!! In love with this blog ♥


    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:59

      Thanks so much Giustinella! Hope to see you back soon! 🙂 Have a great day!

  7. 10/10/2016 / 20:49

    Your dress looks very classic and comfy overall, but you’ve added such fun touches like the sort of rocker stud shoes and the purse with a bright strap. Looks very fresh and modern! I love the idea of using vintage granny pieces in our everyday outfits!

    Love the new look of the blog, by the way!

    Love, Mary

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:58

      Thank you so much Mary! It is indeed so comfy and perfect for this time of the year! Especially when you are travelling and all day outside, wanting to be comfy yet stylish. Hope you’re doing great and thank you for stopping by! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:49

      Thank you my gorgeous! Hope you are having a great week so far! xoxo

  8. 10/10/2016 / 21:46

    Girl you are granny fierce! I love your dress and the sleeves are fantastic! And I love that you styled it with a pair of leather ballet flats, a perfect mix of edge and classic style. Great tips for pulling off this look.
    Hope you have a great start to the week.

    xo, Jackie

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:43

      I think my favourite part about that dress is the sleeves too!! You have such a great eye Jackie, no wonder why you’re such a talented stylist! I am really glad you like it and thank you so much for your original and thoughtful comment! Hope you are having a great week so far! Kisses!

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:41

      Thanks Merel! x

  9. 11/10/2016 / 01:36

    What a stunning outfit. I am all about ease for style and comfort with versatility. Classic patterns like this and Houndstooth, old tartans, paisley, etc. are my favourites. Yes, to “granny-chic.” Wishing you a lovely new week dear. Thank you for your sweet encouraging comments. Busy times, but I think I will be able to do it.
    All the best,
    Madison xx

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:41

      I am sure you are going to do just fine! I am sending you lots of positive thoughts and a hug to help 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting Madison, I am so glad you like my outfit! I love classic patterns too, I used to wear houndstooth from 5 years old haha! Kisses and have a great day!

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:33

      Thank you my gorgeous! Hope you are doing great! xoxo

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:32

      Hahaha thank you Joti! Glad you like it! 🙂

  10. 11/10/2016 / 10:21

    Oh I can imagine how comfortable it must be to wear that dress!
    You look stunning Stella and I’ll never get tired of saying it.

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:32

      Amazingly comfortable Tatjana mou! And the fabric is so good to be true, especially for a fast fashion piece! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and original engagement my dear, it means a lot to me! Have a beautiful night! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:30

      You are right, we owe a big thank you to Alessandro Michelle for refreshing Gucci in such a brilliant way! Glad you like it! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:29

      Thank you Emily, glad you like it!

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:29

      Thanks Eva!

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:28

      Glad you like them Sophie!

  11. 11/10/2016 / 17:16

    You look absolutely beautiful in granny chic! I love your handbag, and the polka dot dress is adorable. You did a gorgeous job of pulling off that look, and although I wouldn’t have thought of trying it before, you’ve definitely inspired me. XO


    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:28

      What a great thing to hear I inspired you Janea! Please let me know if you try the granny chic style! I am sure you would do it great! Thanks for reading and have a great day! xx

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:27

      Thank you Yuka!

  12. 11/10/2016 / 20:20

    I love your for the title and I love your for doing the granny chic look! It’s just the best name for one of the coolest styles haha. Love the mix between old and new, and love when it’s worn in a modern style. Just so so chic as always, definitely gotta begin to wear some granny looks now! Xx

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:27

      I am so glad you like it! It means a lot, especially from a big fashion connoisseur like you are! Your blog is becoming my style bible just so you know! 😉 I am sure you will come up with a great granny chic look yourself and I would love to see it!
      Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment!

  13. 11/10/2016 / 21:57

    From the outfit to your style, is just so awesome! I like the granny chic Idea.

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:22

      Thanks so much Pooja!

  14. 11/10/2016 / 22:20

    I love your take on “granny chic” style. I never even knew it was a thing! I learn new things about fashion everyday, which is why I love visiting inspiring blogs like yours!

    xoxo Rina

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:22

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Rina, I really appreciate it! Looking forward to see your outfit details from the fashion show! 🙂 Kisses!

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:20

      Thank you so much Stella! The fabulosity must have to do with the name right? Haha 😉
      So glad you like the Miu Miu ballerinas, they are not the classic ones with the ribbons that instagram is full of, and that’s an additional reason for me to love them!
      Have a great day!

  15. 11/10/2016 / 23:28

    Thats a perfect dress for fall and walking around. so comfy and easy going. Plus its so fashionable!

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:16

      Glad you like it Darlene!

  16. 12/10/2016 / 01:57

    Wooow!!! You look amazing head to toe darling! The dress suits you perfectly and those shoes looks fab! Need them! You’re such a fashion inspo beauty!
    Hope you’re having an amazing week ahead!
    Much love, Pisa

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:18

      Thank you my darling Pisa and likewise! I am always inspired by your effortlessly cool style! Have a great night babe and see you on insta! 😉 Kisses!

  17. 12/10/2016 / 03:02

    Very chic granny look 🙂 ahah I love the granny style too, and the whole mixing old with new kinda style <3

    I always borrow my moms clothes when I go home to visit 🙂


    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:39

      There is something about vintage pieces that captivates me! I think their fabrics are very hard to find today with the massive production etc! So glad you like the granny chic style and mixing new things with old ones! “Something old, something new” 🙂 Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

  18. 12/10/2016 / 05:03

    Love this look and how you styled it. Such a cute idea of doing granny chic! You look amazing. The photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!


    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:36

      Thank you my lovely Miki!! I am very happy you like it! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      12/10/2016 / 19:36

      Aw thank you so much Zorica, both from me and Anestis! We really love receiving such good reviews about our photography! Thank you for your constant and original support! Kisses!! <3

  19. 13/10/2016 / 13:43

    You always pull it off whatever you’re wearing, the dress really looks expensive as soon as its on you. I would love mimicking this style too with your tips, it’s beautiful with that vintage look.

  20. 14/10/2016 / 11:34

    I’m doing granny chic your way everyday dear! This look is cool and the tips are on point! Brooches are so granny ahahah but they are cool!
    Have a great weekend.
    Aurelie |

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