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Call it quiet luxury, minimalism, or capsule-wardrobe dressing, this trend dominated not only the spring runways but our shopping carts too. This low-key yet very much still elevated approach to luxury is thanks to the pared-back designs of brands like The Row, Khaite, Toteme, and more. Per the latter, we’re investing in sleek pairs of denim and minimalist handbags to crisp shirting and nonchalant trousers over those more buzzy It items like never before. With an entire emphasis on essentials, crafting a quiet-luxury look should be an easy task to tackle. This summer, we’re mapping out eight must-have minimalist outfits that are perfectly polished—and elegant enough for every day. 

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When it comes to relaxed refinement, a tailored suit vest is a traditionally menswear garment worth borrowing from the boys. Fit for summer, Brunello Cucinelli’s linen waistcoat adds a depth of formality to any minimalist outfit. Style it with J.Crew’s pleated midiskirt, croc-embellished loafers from Emme Parsons, and Hunting Seaon’s oversized raffia tote. Proenza Schouler’s cinched-waist blazer is another menswear-inspired item worth noting. Dress the staple up this summer with Matteau’s satin slip skirt and minimalist mesh flats from Dear Frances. 

A lightweight trench coat, like Another Tomorrow’s off-white offering, is a timeless transitional wardrobe essential. Styling-wise, keep it cool and casual by layering a James Perse tank top underneath and finishing the look off with High Sport’s coveted cropped black pants. Sleek pairs of jeans are quiet luxury staples, whether it’s Agolde’s low-slung baggy denim or Khaite’s straight-leg Danielle style. Speaking of denim, longline jean skirts graced the spring (and fall) runways from Altuzarra to Choé, making a case for the minimalist maxi. Start with Alice + Olivia’s denim maxiskirt and top the look off with the Frankie Shop’s beige Gelso blazer and a linen shirt from Aexae. Another way to achieve understated elegance this summer? An It bag from DeMellier, styled with Beare Park’s crisp shirtdress and a pair of The Row flip-flops. 

Below, shop eight minimalist outfits that are quietly luxurious—and stand the test of time. 

The Suit Vest With a Pleated Midiskirt

Brunello Cucinelli crinkle linen button-front gilet

Summer shopping tip? Invest in the linen suit vest. From Brunello Cucinelli, style the menswear-inspired staple with J.Crew’s pleated midiskirt. Then, complete the look with croc-embellished loafers from Emme Parsons and Hunting Season’s oversized raffia tote. Meanwhile, sunnies from Saint Laurent and John Hardy’s silver chain necklace are masterfully minimal by design. 

J.Crew pleated cotton poplin midiskirt

Emme Parsons Danielle loafers

Brunello Cucinelli crinkle linen button-front gilet

Hunting Season Iraca woven raffia tote

Saint Laurent Eyewear Sulpice D-frame acetate sunglasses

John Hardy Curb chain necklace

The Longline Denim Skirt With a Linen Overshirt 

Alice + Olivia Rye distressed denim maxi skirt

Any summer capsule wardrobe consists of at least one or more longline denim skirts. Style Alice + Olivia’s minimalist maxi with the Frankie Shop’s beige Gelso Blazer and Aexae’s oversized linen shirt. Other sleek accessories include Everlane’s Endless Summer sandals and Aesther Ekme’s slouchy shoulder bag. 

The Frankie Shop Gelso oversized blazer

Alice + Olivia Rye distressed denim maxi skirt

Everlane The Endless Summer Sandals

Aesther Ekme mini leather bag

Toteme logo-embroidered silk-twill scarf

The Lightweight Trench Coat With a Kitten Heel

Another Tomorrow belted double-breasted trench coat

A lightweight trench coat is not just reserved for the spring season. Fit for summer, Another Tomorrow’s off-white offering is the chicest blank canvas. Style with James Perse’s timeless tank and High Sport’s cropped black pants. Seasonal accessory stars include The Row’s Park tote and Toteme’s kitten heels. 

James Perse cotton-blend jersey tank

High Sport Kick cropped pants

Another Tomorrow belted double-breasted trench coat

Toteme The Cut-Out Kitten Loafers

The Row Park north-south tote bag

The Power Shirt With Baggy Jeans

Bottega Veneta layered shirt

The power of a crisp button-up shirt should never be underestimated—and Bottega Veneta’s two-toned style should be a staple in any summer wardrobe. Dress down with a classic Hanes white tee and baggy Agolde jeans. To finish the look, metallic ballet flats from Porte & Paire are the perfect match to Bottega Veneta’s silver Cassette bag.

Hanes women’s perfect short sleeve T-shirt

Agolde low-slung baggy jeans

Bottega Veneta layered shirt

Bottega Veneta Cassette intrecciato shoulder bag

Porte & Paire bow-embellished metallic ballet flats

Completedworks Twist hoop earrings

The It Bag With a Daytime Dress

DeMellier New York grained-leather shoulder bag

While a wardrobe of quiet luxury leans heavily on elevated essentials, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for those irresistible It items either. Enter DeMellier’s New York midi tote bag. Style the covetable tote with Beare Park’s polished shirtdress and summertime accessories, like Cos’s woven bucket hat, The Row’s Ginza sandals, and festive jewels from Paola Sighinolfi. 

Beare Park pleated maxi shirtdress

The Row Ginza leather thong sandals

DeMellier New York grained-leather shoulder bag

Paola Sighinolfi Blass gold-plated hoop earrings

Laura Lombardi Isa chain necklace

The Nonchalant Trouser With a Striped Tee 

The Row Bufus pleated straight-leg pants

A nonchalant, nondescript trouser, like this pair from The Row, is the ultimate piece of quiet luxury. Pop some welcome color with Ralph Lauren’s striped Breton tee and Max Mara’s khaki cropped trench coat. Barely-there sandals from Khaite are also right on theme. 

Max Mara water-repellent trench coat

Ralph Lauren Collection striped Pima T-shirt

The Row Bufus pleated straight-leg pants

Khaite Devoe leather sandals

Neous Phoenix leather shoulder bag

Sophie Buhai Everyday boule earrings

The Cinched-Waist Blazer With Little Black Accessories 

Proenza Schouler jacquard peplum blazer

While a blazer is a consistent wardrobe mainstay, this season, we’re gravitating towards more feminine, cinched-waist styles, like this one from Proenza Schouler. For chic cocktail attire, pair with Matteau’s satin maxiskirt and mesh ballet flats from Dear Frances. Complete the look with Reformation’s just-released black handbag. 

Dear Frances Balla mesh ballet flats

Proenza Schouler jacquard peplum blazer

Reformation Chiara convertible bag

Toteme The Squares sunglasses

Blue Nile Grande Luxe Love knot stud earrings

The Sleek Jeans With a Luxe Loafer

Khaite Danielle high-rise straight-leg jeans

Denim on the runways isn’t a new concept, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less refreshing to see. Of the sleekest styles, Khaite’s Danielle straight-leg jeans are hard to miss. Double the denim and wear it with Mother’s overshirt. Finish the look with smoking loafers, also from Khaite, and Loewe’s raffia basket bag. 

Mother The Sleepover denim button-up shirt

Favorite Daughter The Favorite Rib Tank

Nili Lotan Jane leather belt

Khaite Danielle high-rise straight-leg jeans

Khaite Pippen two-tone loafers

Loewe Anagram woven basket bag

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