Quiet luxury, a trend gaining popularity in the United States, is known for its chic and refined vibe without the need for excessive displays of opulence. Similar to the minimalist movement, quiet luxury is based on the essence of “less is more,” prioritizing quality over quantity. As the world moves away from fast fashion, more people are gravitating towards this growing trend. So today, I am dedicating this post to shed light on what quiet luxury truly means and to guide you into building your own understated yet sophisticated outfits. By curating pieces that are high quality and subtlety chic, we can create a wardrobe that embodies the essence of quiet luxury.
What is Quiet Luxury
The concept of quiet luxury is known for its celebration of subtlety, quality, and minimalistic design. It’s become popular recently with characters like Shiv Roy from “Succession” and also style icons like Gwyneth Paltrow and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, who embrace this concept effortlessly. They are iconic for their style choices of timeless pieces that are refined and elegant, without looking flashy. Often referred to as stealth wealth, quiet luxury is a chic and understated approach to elegance. It revolves around minimalistic design and a preference for clean lines.
At the root of the concept of quiet luxury is the idea of investing in timeless investment pieces instead of opting for fleeting trends. Encouraging people to invest in high quality items that will stand the test of time. This means that big logos are no longer important, and people are opting for more carefully selected neutrals and clean lines. Tailored suiting, neutral color palettes, structured handbags, minimal jewelry, and overall more simple, yet high quality pieces are key to this style.
9 Quiet Luxury Outfits
Sharing 9 quiet luxury outfit ideas to inspire your looks.
White Dress Outfit
A white dress is a timeless and essential piece in a quiet luxury wardrobe. Whether it’s a maxi dress or a short shift dress a white dress is always a chic choice. Additionally, the options for styling are limitless, making it a versatile option to have in your wardrobe for any occasion. To achieve that refined look, be sure to pair the dress with minimal accessories in neutral tones. For example, this structured Marni tote paired with brown sandals are great pieces for elevating the look without being too flashy.
Tan Trousers + White Tee Outfit
For a perfect everyday quiet luxury outfit idea, opt for tan trousers paired with a classic white t-shirt. Tan or white trousers are essential staples in this refined wardrobe. And, when combined with a high-quality white tee, they create a cool and chic ensemble. Also, remember to elevate the outfit by adding a stylish belt and simple neutral accessories for a touch of sophistication and class. The key is to go for minimal jewelry and accessories to look cohesive without looking opulent.
White Shorts + Button Down Outfit
Dressing quiet luxury during summer may seem challenging, but it’s effortless with the right pieces. A pair of high-waisted neutral shorts is essential. I personally love this linen pair, as they are so comfortable and flattering. Then, pair them with a white button-down shirt, and cinch at the waist with a nude belt. Don’t forget to complete the look with a structured neutral handbag and chic accessories for an elegant summer ensemble. This look is also perfect for anywhere from the office to a chic lunch date. And the best part is that it totally embraces that “stealth wealth” quiet luxury look!
Knit Skirt Outfit
I adore the monochrome knit skirt outfit for a summer or spring quiet luxury look because it combines simplicity and texture. Pair it with flats and a structured handbag for a stylish daily look perfect for anything from date night to brunch with friends. Additionally, add a cream blazer to instantly transform your look into a perfect workwear outfit idea.
Blazer + Jeans Outfit
An easy way to add that quiet luxury vibe to your outfit is by adding a classic neutral blazer because it instantly elevates any outfit. I love this tan blazer because it goes with everything from high waisted blue jeans to classic trousers. For a chic jeans look, wear a linen crop top and then layer on chic blazer for an elegant and refined look. Simply swap the jeans for trousers or a slip skirt for a classy workwear outfit idea.
Black Dress Outfit
A classic black dress is a timeless choice for a quiet luxury wardrobe, because it is not only chic, but versatile for any occasion. Whether you opt for a maxi dress, a mini dress, or something in between, a little black dress is a quiet luxury wardrobe staple. Pair your black dress with black flats and a raffia handbag for a perfect summer look that exudes elegance. You can never go wrong with this stylish and classy look.
Button Down + White Jeans Outfit
White jeans are a must-have in a quiet luxury wardrobe. I especially love this high waisted pair because they are not only flattering, but so comfortable. Style them with a blue button down shirt, and then add brown sandals and a matching bag for a classy look perfect for business casual or a lunch outing with friends.
Black Shorts + White Button Down Outfit
A classic black and white outfit is always chic and effortlessly stylish, so its perfect for a quiet luxury look. Simply pair black shorts with a white button down top. Then add black sandals and a handbag for a simple yet sophisticated look. Also, to transition seamlessly into a chic workwear or date night look, swap the sandals for heels, adding an instant touch of elegance.
White Blazer + Linen Crop Top + Jeans Outfit
Elevate your classic jeans outfit with quiet luxury style by adding a white blazer. This is the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication. This look is perfect for a business casual meeting or a chic lunch with friends.
Quiet Luxury Brands List
I am excited to share a curated list of quiet luxury brands that you can click on to explore and shop. This list includes quiet luxury brands, encompassing fashion houses known for their minimalistic designs, and ready to wear labels, as well as more affordable, yet chic options, catering to various preferences and budgets. From designer brands like Loro Piana, Jil Sander, Max Mara, Brunello Cucinelli, and Fear of God. To more affordable, but chic brands like Cos, Reformation, Mango, Dissh, Almina Concept and more. There is something for everyone.
Through my experience, I have found that it is a good idea to choose investment pieces from designer brands you love and complement them with everyday pieces from affordable brands. This can be a smart way to build a versatile and elegant wardrobe that embodies quiet luxury.
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