Trend Alert!

It’s not often I get to say this, but here’s a trend that might not actually cost you a penny.

Granny Chic is the word on the street this winter. If you are just as confused by seeing those two words together in the same sentence as I was then fear not – it doesn’t mean actually dressing like your gran, more like taking the best parts of your winter wardrobe and making it just a little bit more cosy.

Think glamorous granny meets charity shop chic – floral dresses with faux fur or chunky knits with dainty jewels, for example. The best part is, most of us already have the basics for this trend, but if you fancy hitting the high street for a fix then chunky knit knee-highs and pop socks are big news with this look and probably the cheapest (and most daring) way of channelling it.

For anyone on a budget, creating the look from your existing wardrobe is easy – the key is to keep it girly, layer up an outfit with contrasting fabrics and patterns and throw in some pearls or a pair of heels. Or simply raid your gran’s wardrobe if you think she might be hiding a few vintage gems.

Still confused? Here’s a quick guide to becoming a glamorous Granny Chic guru…


Mariah necklace, £22, Accessorize




Faux fur mittens, £4, Primark



Owls on branch brooch, £5, Matalan



Over-the-knee socks, £1.50, Primark




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