Chinese Grandmas Were The Unexpected Fashion Icons Of 2020 And These Looks Are Proof
Whether it’s the tie-dye outfits taking over our feed, or the revival of the dress over pants trend, we are in the midst of unexpected fashion trends. The latest source of fashion inspiration that’s taken over the internet comes from perhaps the most unique source of them all – Chinese grandmas. A surprise, we know! When you think of the stereotypical image of grandmas, your first thought is probably a lady knitting by a fire, not a street style inspiration. Well, these Chinese grandmothers are proving you wrong.
First discovered in the Chinatown neighbourhood of New York by Instagram account @chinatownpretty (who has also written a book about this, BTW!), Chinese grandmas have taken over our Instagram feeds the same way banana bread took over our lives when the pandemic first started. And what’s not to love?! With an eclectic amalgamation of different patterns, textures and colours, combined with timeless, iconic pieces and heirloom accessories we’re definitely secretly coveting, the women’s sartorial sensibilities are second to none.
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With looks that don’t only scream chic, but also showcase street style at its finest, along with practicality, functionality and sustainability, we could all do with a lesson on how to cop their flawless looks. So swipe on below, take notes, and let these Chinese grandmas show you how it’s done: