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What is quiet luxury fashion, the brands to know & outfit ideas for this major trend

What is quiet luxury fashion, the brands to know & outfit ideas for this major trend

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Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Eve Dawes

Quiet luxury explained and the best quiet luxury brands for stealth wealth dressing

Quiet luxury fashion, quiet luxury brands and stealth wealth have become buzz words in the fashion world and the latest fashion trends thanks to shows like Succession, Anatomy of a Scandal and The Diplomat. Pop culture, movies, TV shows and celebrities have always influenced trends and this trend is taking off in a big way. So what does quiet luxury mean? What are the best quiet luxury brands? Why is this one the biggest trends this year and what are some quiet luxury outfit ideas to wear this polished trend with or without deep pockets? This is stereo-typing somewhat but the ultra-wealthy, especially old money have often preferred high-quality materials and beautifully constructed pieces over logos and this is what this trend is all about. Here’s everything you need to know about this low key luxe aesthetic in the world of fashion. The best handbags, outfits and the ultimate quiet luxury brands list with all of the best quiet luxury brands to shop.

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Quiet luxury handbag brand Delvaux

When I lived in England my style was definitely more classic but as a Fashion Blogger it’s tended to follow the trends. I’ve definitely been more into logomania, bright colors and Barbiecore over the last few seasons.

However, I’m definitely feeling the inclination to lean more towards the quiet luxury fashion aesthetic again or at least incorporate more of it into my daily outfits. Trends don’t mean you have to dress that way 100% of the time and there’s always multiple fashion trends going on at any one time. They’re just a way to inspire your dress choices each day and I’m still very much going to be wearing pink, pearls and logoed brands.

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It’s ok to change it up! Loud and proud in my logos and pearls

What is quiet luxury

Quiet luxury when referring to fashion, refers to brands and pieces that whisper wealth to create polished and effortless looks with. It’s nothing new and has been around for a long time. It’s about wearing pieces or dressing in outfits where there’s no large logos or prints but rather high quality, luxurious, unfussy staples at jaw-dropping prices.

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Black bag | Photo FWRD

When it comes to quiet luxury fashion and outfit ideas think classic styles, more minimalist designs, the perfect fit and beautifully constructed pieces.

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Hermès Birkin bag | Photo FWRD

A Birkin bag, ultra luxe cashmere sweater or quiet luxury brands that if you know, you know like Delvaux are great examples. The wearers don’t need a logo to scream that they’re ultra wealthy. Quiet luxury outfits are all about discretion and wanting to feel not just show luxury.

It’s the wearer who comes into a jewelry store in Hunter boots and a Barbor rather than the person dripping in labels that’s often the one with cash to burn.

‘quiet luxury’ is, in fact, a whole mindset for living. It’s showing an inclination towards premium basics – not just in your wardrobe, but in every aspect of your life. Certain small touches can be ‘quiet luxury’…and at a surprisingly low price point.

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I’d ditch the Chanel belt next time to embrace this trend more.

Will the quiet luxury fashion trend last

Quiet luxury fashion or stealth wealth fashion isn’t a new style movement, it always has been and always will be in style. Because it’s high quality, luxury fashion, usually in neutrals based around timeless classics and quality craftmanship rather than labels and color trends. It’s not a new way of dressing but usually reserved for the ultra rich because of the cost of these quiet luxury brands.

However, there are lots of ways to wear the quiet luxury fashion aesthetic whether you have disposable income to burn or are looking for luxe for less quiet luxury outfit ideas and options where only a trained eye would spot the difference.

Best quiet luxury brands list

These are some the best luxury fashion houses known for their quality and understated styles which are perfect for the quiet luxury fashion aesthetic:

  • Hermès
  • Delvaux
  • Loro piana
  • Brunello Cucinelli
  • Jil Sander
  • The Row
  • Tove
  • Khaite
  • Phoebe Philo for Celine
  • Sarah Flint
  • Zimmermann for their silk wrap dresses
  • Max Mara

How to create quiet luxury fashion looks and outfits

If you’re looking for some quiet luxury outfit ideas and stealth wealth fashion styling inspiration, think Sophie Whitehouse (Sienna Miller) in Anatomy of a Scandal, Siobhan “Shiv” Roy (Sarah Snook) in Succession or Kate Middleton. Just google their images and you’ll get lots of quiet luxury outfit ideas.

A beautifully cut and draped black midi dress or silk dress with simple gold accessories works beautifully for everyday. It doesn’t need a designer belt to finish it off, keep it sleek and simple.

For quiet luxury fashion outfit ideas in the Fall and Winter, layer a tweed or quilted field coat over a roll neck sweater, jeans and flat black leather boots. One of my favorite quiet luxury brands that isn’t overpriced is Holland Cooper. They make some truly beautiful coats and jackets that are ideal for this aesthetic. Finish with a tribly or baker boy hat to complete a look that says you just left your country estate.

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Swap the bag for something without a logo

A silky button down shirt or crisp white shirt, jeans and loafers is another everyday smart casual way to wear this trend.

Build your quiet luxury fashion outfits and looks

When choosing pieces and quiet luxury brands, go for quality craftsmanship and materials over quantity or labels. These timeless pieces and leather goods work whether you’re creating a stealth wealth look or building a capsule wardrobe that will stand the test of time.

As conscious consumerism becomes more popular, it’s worth investing in quality pieces that will last you. Rather than just disposable seasonal pieces or at least having a mix of both. As Shiv Roy goes to prove, you can never have too many neutral roll necks in your closet!

This major trend is more about a sense of exclusivity rather than prominent logos to signal wealth. The more exclusive and limited edition the pieces the better for the quiet luxury fashion trend. Whether that’s a vintage Hermès bag or custom shoes from an Italian fashion house.

These are some of the most beautiful pieces from the quiet luxury brands list. As well as luxe for less pieces to build your looks from everyday basics to shoes and quiet luxury handbags.

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