The catchphrase of the moment is "quiet luxury." In case you haven't heard of the term, it's all about opting for luxurious items that don't immediately scream "designer." In other words, we're forgoing logo bags and obvious labels in favor of tasteful, high-quality pieces that an untrained eye might think nothing of.
Yes, it all sounds very WASP-y, but quiet luxury is actually an easier aesthetic to obtain than you may think. I'm here to tell you that the easiest way to participate in the quiet-luxury trend is through beauty products.
Beauty products are the perfect way to add a bit of bite-sized luxury into your life at a more manageable price point. Let's be honest. Given the current economic climate, many of us can't afford to splurge on investment pieces from quiet-luxury mecca The Row (as much as we might like to). A high-quality lipstick or a long-lasting perfume is a much more realistic way to tap into the trend.
As I'm trying to add some luxe beauty products into my own life, I've turned my attention to Gucci. Gucci's beauty selection is one of the best from designer brands. Think gorgeous, vintage-inspired packaging, highly efficacious formulas, and branding that doesn't feel over-the-top. Below, find my curated Gucci beauty edit. The best part? Everything on this list is under $100, and many items are under $50.
News flash: opting for an eau de toilette (rather than an eau de parfum) is the best way to afford designer scents on a budget. The difference is that eau de toilettes contain slightly less perfume oil than an eau de parfum (typically 8 to 12% rather than 12 to 18%). This high-quality eau de toilette of Gucci's beloved Bloom fragrance is an eruption of fresh florals that's long-lasting but never overpowering.