All About the 'Quiet Luxury' Fashion Trend


| LAST UPDATE 03/26/2023

By Tracy Morrison
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Luxury fashion is constantly evolving, and as we move into 2023, the focus has shifted towards a more low-key approach to luxury- "quiet luxury" as some people are calling it. This trend is all about elevated basics, a refined and polished look that focuses on simplicity and minimalism. "Quiet luxury" is the epitome of sophistication and exclusivity, without being showy or ostentatious. The aesthetic is less austere than minimalism, but more polished than "normcore".

To achieve this refined look, start with some timeless pieces that will help elevate your wardrobe. The cinched-waist blazer is a must-have. Brands like Proenza Schouler and Wardrobe.NYC are creating pieces that offer feminine details and silhouettes that accentuate the waist. A clean-lined skirt is another key piece for creating a "quiet luxury" look. Floor-grazing maxi skirts from Beare Park and Matteau evoke minimalism and elegance that will never go out of style. Paired with a crisp button-up or trendy tank top, these skirts will become a staple in your closet. Denim also plays an important role in the "quiet luxury" trend, with sleek wide-leg jeans being a standout piece from designers like Altuzarra. Re/Done, Agolde and Khaite also offer similar styles that are both comfortable and chic.

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Layering is another key component of this trend, and multiple lightweight knits worn together create a cool and covetable look as seen on the Miu Miu SS23 runway. Baserange, Éterne, and Bite Studios offer notable knits as well. The relaxed-fit trouser from The Row, The Frankie Shop, or Cos, is an essential piece that adds effortlessness to any outfit. Choosing versatile colorways like khaki, black or chocolate brown make this item even more versatile. When it comes to outerwear, an all-in-one-outfit option from Mango, Wardrobe.NYC or Another Tomorrow is the perfect go-to for an effortless yet elegant look that is both comfortable and stylish.

Lastly, don't forget about the basics. A plain white tee or tank top is essential for elevating any outfit. Coperni SS23 showed off the power of a good tank top on the runway. Only choose high quality and versatile styles from brands like The Row, Petit Bateau, and Totême, which will last through the seasons. All in all, "quiet luxury" is a trend that will never go out of style, and these essential pieces are perfect starting points for creating a timeless and sophisticated wardrobe.

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