BACK WHEN EVERYONE kept talking about the “Coastal Grandma” aesthetic, I instantly thought of something more whimsical, something more me. It was “Coastal Weird Aunt,” inspired by the eccentric and absolutely fashionable witch aunties in the 1998 cinematic masterpiece Practical Magic. Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman) definitely have some cute ’90s garb, but we mustn’t sleep on Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) and Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing)! Whether it’s casting spells or tending to the garden, these magical style icons do everything in long dresses and kimonos, layered gemstone necklaces, statement earrings, and flamboyantly large hats. Make some midnight margaritas and invoke their fabulousness yourself.
1. MARY BENSON THE ELIZABETH DRESS—CELESTE PRINT ON EMERALD VELVET, £595, marybenson.london.
2. WOMEN’S ULTRABRAID XL BRIM FLOPPY HAT IN BLACK, $57, sandiegohat.com.
3. ADIBA NATURAL GREEN ONYX GEMSTONE LEAVES EARRINGS, $189, adibadesigns.com.
4. PETRA PETROVA LACE-FRINGE KIMONO, $215, wolfandbadger.com.
5. LEEADA JEWELRY HAZEL LARIAT NECKLACE, $88, leeadajewelry.com.
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