If Your Vibe Is Old-Money Auntie, You'll Love These 28 J.Crew Finds


J.Crew. PICTURED: Emilie Patch-Pocket Sweater Lady Jacket in Stripe (4138).

We've all heard about the sophisticated and well-dressed older woman with no kids, husband, or serious commitments beyond dinner plans and the next item on her luxury shopping list. She's cool. She's chic. She's probably what Sofia Richie Grainge aspires to be. Meet the old-money auntie, a classy and stylish embodiment of a woman who prefers Khaite and Toteme to louder, buzzy fashion labels. Old-money aunts aren't just a vibe— they're a lifestyle.

By now, we've all heard about the quiet-luxury aesthetic. While the sartorial label has been through a ton of different iterations over the last few years (coastal grandmother, stealth wealth, Succession-core), there hasn't been much buzz about this playfully chic offshoot. For once, an idea of my own: How about celebrating the old-money auntie? While her style might seem similar to the viral quiet-luxury movement, it's categorized by sharp silhouettes, fun accessories, and an aptitude for colorful touches. 

While the classic elements of quiet luxury still exist within the OMACU (that's old-money auntie cinematic universe), this fun offshoot provides a serotonin boost for people who simply can't live in black all day. If that's you, don't worry. I've turned to J.Crew, my favorite timeless retailer, to find all the things my stealth-wealth heart has been craving recently. And don't worry. I won't tell anyone it's not from The Row. 

Below, shop 28 quiet-luxury and old-money auntie finds from J.Crew that I can't stop thinking about. I'm apologizing to your wallet in advance! If you're anything like me, you won't be able to resist adding these adorable summer pieces to your closet. 

I think I need this jacket to get through the rest of this spring and summer.

These remind me of another pair of chunky circular earrings from a big luxury design house.

You can definitely fit a summer beach read and a pair of Chanel flip-flops in this tote.

This tangerine color is absolutely everything.

While most people tend to go for ballet flats in nude or black, adding a bit of color to this timeless silhouette is one of the best ways to make your outfits feel fresh without losing the cool factor.

Seeing old-money aunties in the wild is basically like spotting a celebrity. If you want to channel A-lister, then you'll need a pair of oversize sunglasses. 

The overlap between old-money aunties and French women is nearly a circle.

Perfect with a pair of jeans or over a swimsuit.

This looks ten times more expensive than it actually is.

Old-money aunties definitely collect '90s Chanel, and this button-down dress looks exactly like it at a fraction of the cost!

A swimsuit fit for yachting, an old-money aunt's favorite activity.

I'm wearing bucket hats all summer long.

In the wise words of Kendall Jenner, you are cute jeans.

You'll never regret buying a high-quality blazer that'll last you for years.

I can't stop thinking about how good this top would look with a pair of white trousers.