I'm After the Quiet-Luxury Look—29 Cool Finds Sitting in My Cart


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Most Wanted is a weekly franchise that goes live every Monday. The story features a list of one editor or influencer’s current favorite 30 fashion or beauty products around a certain theme.

I recently rediscovered the phrase "quiet luxury," and I simply can't get over it. I've been wanting to put into words my current obsession with minimalist items that make a statement while being entirely nondescript—this is how it's done. After watching plenty of trends walk in and out of my wardrobe, I'm set on investing in forever items for the rest of the year. I'm talking about the dress that I could wear to nearly every party on my calendar and it would fit right in, the shoes that will match every outfit I wear for the next 30 years if I want them to, and the bag that has people wondering where I got it from.

I'd describe "quiet luxury" as the Birkin bag of fashion aesthetics. You have to know fashion to recognize it on the streets. People who aren't as familiar with what's up and coming with fashion will just think to themselves when they see you, "She looks rich." Here are 29 pieces that will help you exude that response from the people who pass by you.

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Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.