There’s a new trend that’s gaining momentum in fashion-conscious circles all over the world, and it’s proving to be one of the most expensive trends in recent years. Quiet luxury, also known as stealth wealth, refers to wearing clothing and accessories that are devoid of logos and anything that’s too ostentatious. As seen in stylish TV shows such as Succession, this trend shows us how people from “old money” dress as quiet luxury focuses on high quality and classic pieces.
At first glance, this fashion trend may seen inaccessible to the average man or woman. But in reality, the very simplicity of this aesthetic makes it possible to dress like the wealthy, whether you’re rolling in money or not. Here’s everything you need to know about the quiet luxury trend, and how you can get a chic look without breaking the bank.
Picture source – here
It’s All About Slow Fashion and Craftsmanship
Quiet luxury is all about making thoughtful choices when shopping and wearing timeless pieces that get better with age. It’s the opposite of fast fashion, which makes it a sustainable trend. Think classic Jackie O style, or all of Gwyneth Paltrow’s courtroom outfits at her ski trial earlier this year. Simply put, it’s taking a minimalist approach to dressing, and investing in well-tailored, finely crafted clothing, shoes, and bags.
Brands like Bottega Veneta, The Row, Loro Piana, Max Mara, and Fear of God all embody the quiet luxury trend since they turn out pieces in classic designs and colours. Fashionistas are aware though that items from these brands can be quite costly. For instance, a simple midi skirt from The Row costs around £1,130, while a cable knit sweater from Loro Piana will set you back by £3,280. This is the reason why some independent designers who want to launch a new fashion brand are working with clothing manufacturers to make this trend more affordable for all.
No Loud Colours or Logos
Dressing like an heir or heiress to a family fortune means wearing understated clothing, and not everyone will know that what you’re wearing is expensive unless they’re well-versed in fashion. This means no loud colours, logos, or brand names in plain sight. For example, it’s choosing a belted beige Max Mara cashmere coat over a Gucci animal print jacket, or a brown leather Mulberry handbag instead of a Louis Vuitton Monogram bag. Adopting quiet luxury style can make dressing up so much easier since everything goes well together, and it also makes you look more sophisticated and professional, which is a plus for those who work in corporate settings.
Getting the Look for Less
As mentioned earlier, true quiet luxury fashion can be expensive, but luckily, you can get the look for way less. First, invest in classic pieces like trench coats, trousers, long skirts, dresses, and jeans, and have them tailored so that they fit you nicely. Next, choose clothing and accessories in neutral colours so you can create monochromatic looks– think beige, charcoal, brown, black, navy, white, cream, and camel. You can check out high street brands like Mango, Zara, H&M, or Marks & Spencer for fashion staples, as well as Japanese retailers like Uniqlo or Muji for basics like sweaters or t-shirts. Finally, pay attention to your grooming as hair and makeup ties the look all together. Opt for neat hairstyles and natural hair colours, as well as minimal makeup for a classy look.
Quiet luxury is one of the loudest trends of the year. While fun fashion will continue to exist, timeless and classic dressing will always remain in style, so consider adopting this look today!