Quiet luxury is having a moment.
While some fashion trends can be spotted a mile away (think: Barbie-mania or balletcore), the sartorial cues of quiet luxury are a little bit more subtle.
At first glance, it’s a trend defined by elevated basics and a pared-back minimalist aesthetic. But when you zoom out, quiet luxury has a larger focus on carefully considered shopping habits and taking care of what you already own.
The good news is you can embrace the quiet luxury trend and look more polished without investing in a completely new wardrobe. Here’s how.
1. Find A Good Tailor
A good tailor is worth their weight in gold. Depending on your height and body shape, you may rely on a tailor for a number of reasons. For shorter women, it could be to hem trousers or reduce the crotch length on a pair of pants. Others may need to take in a dress that doesn’t sit quite right, adjust the neckline of a top or make other tweaks.
If you purchase something that you love but it doesn’t fit correctly, tweaking the shape with the help of a tailor could make all the difference. Not only does tailoring ensure shirts and pants fit in all the right places, it also ensures that you will wear them for years (and years) to come.
2. Take Care Of Your Clothes
The fastest way to look more polished? Ensure that you’re wearing crisp, crease-free clothing from head to toe.
For those of us who are time poor (so, everyone?), the LG Styler™ is a simple, easy-to-use way to refresh, deodorise and helps reduce wrinkles in your garments while drying them at the same time. This LG Styler™ Clothing Care System closet uses steam to revive clothes between washes which also helps reduce exposure to allergens.
Venturing into the office more often? Stay on top of your life admin while you’re out-and-about by turning on your Styler remotely and monitoring its progress from your phone (via the LG ThinQ app), so that you can come home to a freshly-pressed fit.
While it may be an investment, the LG Styler pays itself off over time, compared to the ongoing cost of dry cleaning.
3. Invest In Quality Fabrics And Elevated Basics
Have you ever bought a shirt, only to find that it becomes more and more misshapen with every wash? Low-quality fabrics aren’t created to last the test of time; whereas the right fabric will not only last longer, it will also take a basic item and give it an elegant twist.
The best part? While trends come and go, elevated basics made from quality fabrics rarely go out of style, so by investing in these wardrobe essentials, you’ll get bang for your buck in years to come.
If you’re not sure where to start, look to the classics like t-shirts, a well-cut shirt, tailored trousers, layerable singlets and a pair of quality jeans. Natural fibres like cotton, linen, silk and wool tend to age well if cared for correctly.