How to Do Nana-Chic 2.0

From the pleated skirts, Diedre Barlow–ready specs and pussy-bow blouses of Gucci to Saint Laurent's strong belief in the not-so-humble cardigan, the S/S 16 runways have wholeheartedly plundered granny's archive for new inspiration. Once upon a time, Henry Holland coined this acid-fueled take on the look as nana-rave, and we think that term still stands up. This is all about taking the wardrobe pillars of an archetypal granny's closet, but ensuring that the colours, patterns and styling approaches are all louder, wilder and more unexpected. Think of a psychedelic Mrs. Doubtfire. Lime-green lamé midi-skirt, anyone?

Although the trend is impressive on the runway, we're starting to discover that it's even better in real life. On the streets, this excess-equals-success route can be seen filtered down, making the concept a little less complicated (or expensive) for day-to-day dressing. And if you don't want to go OTT OAP head-to-toe, then it's very simple to hint at the look via a pair of hugely popular glove shoes or kitten heels

Scroll down to see the seven ways you can do nana-chic now…