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The "Quiet Luxury" Craze and How To Build Your Summer Capsule Wardrobe Around It

Quiet luxury is sought to be 2023’s biggest fashion trend. Quiet luxury embodies well made minimalism. More of a vibe than anything else, quiet luxury is tailored, neutral, and polished elevated basics that SERVE. Brands like The Row, Khaite, and Loewe eloquently display quiet luxury in their pieces. While these brands are recognized as the creme de la creme of the quiet luxury craze, the aesthetic can be achieved without breaking the bank. Basing your summer capsule wardrobe around the “quiet luxury” vibe ensures a chic yet versatile wardrobe from summer evening patio drinks, pool and beach days, to dinners, and makes weekend getaway packing as seamless as can be. To use the terms of the times, think of it as a “low key” and “soft launch” approach to luxury where less can do more. With a solid “quiet luxury” capsule wardrobe you create the foundation to incorporate the bright color and patterned pieces we love to break out in the summertime! So how do you start? Let's break down the core pieces to build your chic summer capsule wardrobe!


When it comes to summer "quiet luxury" bottoms think of neutral and lightweight pieces. The number one place to start is investing in a pair of linen trousers in white and neutral tones. A pair allows you to seamlessly transition from the beach to the evening in the ability to dress them up or down. The more tailored the linen, the dressier it becomes. Another key piece is the sister to the linen pant: the pleated shorts. Pleated shorts tend to be a little longer in length and read more elevated than your typical shorts. My favorite is the pleated short matching set with a sleeveless vest to create a sophisticated summer look!

The maxi and midi skirt is another quintessential part for bottoms in the "quiet luxury" summer wardrobe. You can stay in the linen game or venture to other materials including satin, cotton, and denim. A go to daytime look can be a simple white tank paired with a textured maxi skirt leaving you with endless possibilities to accessorize from there! You can play with layering light sweaters and buttons down overtop to scream "quit luxury" in your skirt looks.


With new staple bottoms in our wardrobe, let's delve into tops. Every summer capsule wardrobe needs a button down. Start with a white linen, pinstripe, and a satin button down and expand into patterns, prints, colors, and lengths from there. I love using my oversized button downs as coverups. A sleeveless vest, like the one paired with the matching shorts above, is key to your day to night summer looks as the tailored piece instantly elevates your look. A "quiet luxury" wardrobe is not complete without an effortlessly chic white tank. Add in a collection of easy throw on knit tops that can be layered with a light blazer. Whether it's on you for chilly summer nights or draped over your shoulder for the aesthetic, a crochet cardigan serves as another essential layering piece. For dinner, a satin top with your staple bottoms instantly takes your look to evening without the hassle. Here are some tops to start your inspo!


There is nothing better than throwing on an easy breezy effortlessly chic summer dress that can do you no wrong in whatever the day and night has in store. The "quiet luxury" dress displays ease yet instantly screams sophistication. Whether it is pairing a maxi sundress with a pair of leather sandals or a more structured mini dress with a pair of closed toe sandals; the possibility to achieve the "quiet luxury" aesthetic within the dress category is limitless! Here are a few ideas to get your wardrobe going!

While the trend may seem limiting at face value, the possibilities are endless within the "quiet luxury" aesthetic. As an edgier dresser myself, the trend allows me to create a great base look that can become as loud as I want to make it with bold accessories. With great elevated basics any statement piece you add into your closet can fit right in as you now have the core pieces to compliment it. Let this be a dip into the quiet luxury craze and if you need help building your summer capsule wardrobe you know who to call!


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