As you scroll your social media feeds, more than likely you will see a trend that seems to be very hot at the moment - the stealth-wealth fashion trend—also known as quiet luxury .
So exactly what is Stealth Wealth dressing? In the most simplistic of terms it is dressing like a wealthy individual. Many of the adjectives used to describe this trend are luxurious, subtle, classic, and tailored. There is a specific color palette that reflects this look, which actually could be alluded to as non-colors such as black, gray, tan, beige, off-white, and navy. The missing factor in quiet luxury dressing is the absence of logos, brand names and the trends of the moment. A good way to compare this is wearing a white silk blouse with pleated black pants vs street wear joggers with an oversized hoodie. There are also materials that are closely associated with luxury clothing such as cashmere, fine silk, merino wool, Linen and Italian leather. Some of the designer brands associated with these materials are Max Mara, Brunello Cuchinelli and Ralph Lauren.
Anyone that can afford to subscribe to a Stealth Wealth wardrobe is lucky enough to have collected timeless pieces that really never go out of style. But if you are unable to afford a wide assortment of cashmere sweaters, then make an investment in one or two pieces that you can turn to again and again, season after season. Now that you know what pieces you can wear to emulate Shiv on Succession, let’s discuss which shoes make the ensemble complete, with the obvious choice being a pair of womens designer oxfords. Oxfords have been worn by women starting right after WWII, when women were starting to enter the workforce in full force and needed shoes that were comfortable for a long day at the office. Just like today’s modern quiet luxury trend, these women owned just a few well tailored suits and a handcrafted pair of womens oxfords. Another nod to the quiet-luxury movement is a well tailored skirt with a pair of Italian leather knee-high boots
Although considered trendy, dressing in a minimalistic fashion has been around for decades. Often seen as a way to be both comfortable and stylish, there are many modern brands, such as COS that have brought this classic style into modern day dressing, as a classic, yet affordable option. And as we like to say, don’t be afraid to “Step out of Line” and change up your style to whatever suits you on any given day or for any given occasion.