Modest and Minimalist

How to master old-money aesthetic? – modest women

The old-money vibe it’s currently a major trend and I personally love and try to reproduce it to adapt it to my own style.

This luxurious style it’s also a kind of minimalist, where ostentatiousness is discouraged, and logos and loudness are almost non-existent.

Old-money aesthetic, Old-money style for women

Old money people don’t buy into trends, they invest in quality and style that transcends trends and seasons, pieces that will last them a lifetime.

Whether you want to invest in high-quality timeless pieces or you are on a budget, you can still master the look if you follow the next rules:

  1. Neutral and earth-tone color palette (navy, beige, white, gray, black, brown) and classic patterns (stripes, plaids, and checks). Yes, the neutral colors are modest, are easy to style, and never go off the trend and if you want to aim for old money style, neutral colors are a must.
  2. Well-fitting and high-quality fabric – wool, cashmere, linen, silk. You rather invest in a few high-quality materials, instead of having many unnecessary clothes in poor quality.
  3. Subtle branding. Rich people don’t need and don’t find elegant flashy logos that show their wealth. That’s a good thing, it gives the style diversity and you don’t have to buy designer clothes to master this aesthetic.
  4. Clothes:
    • Tailored shirts and blouses
    • Polo t-shirt
    • Vests
    • Blazers navy, white, beige, brown
    • Sweater or jacket
    • Polo bear sweater white, navy, blue, hunter green, maroon
    • Turtlenecks white, black, beige, brown
    • Relaxed jeans
    • Chinos
    • Trousers
    • Tweed skirt and jacket sets
    • Houndstooth clothing
    • Leather jacket
    • Trench
    • Coats
  5. Shoes:
    • White sneakers
    • Oxford
    • Mary janes
    • Low heeled pumps
  6. Accessories:
    • Hats
    • Pearl necklace and bracelet
    • Simple gold necklace
    • Leather handbags (without logo or minimal logo)
    • Dark sunglasses
    • Silk or cashmere scarves
    • Leather belt

You don’t have to own every piece from the list above, you just have to see what you already have in your closet and add the complementary pieces that will also match your style. Find the right balance between casual and elevated and you will be able to master the look.

Old money style and modest wear

I love mixing old-money style and modest wear because both styles go very well together, both have neutral colors and both are kind of minimalist.

Incorporate modest and conservative styles into your old-money capsule wardrobe by opting for pieces with longer hemlines, higher necklines, and looser silhouettes. Choose dresses and skirts that fall below you ankle  and tops that cover the shoulders. Avoid low-cut or revealing styles. Look for tailored blazers, button-down shirts, and tailored trousers that are both stylish and modest. By embracing modesty in your wardrobe choices, you can achieve a classic and refined old-money look.

Although old-money clothes are more on the expensive side – good fabric it’s the priciest – in the long term you can be even more effective, if choose carefully clothes that you are investing in, because good fabric is going to last longer and is also easily to maintain and clean.

Of course, if you are on a budget, and you choose to invest in the old-money big brands, then it’s not a winning situation for you.

For affordable high-quality fabric, you have to buy clothes that are on sale or from low-priced brands like H&M, Zara, Mango, or from Amazon.

OUTFIT 1 (affordable):

Outfit 2 (a little more expensive):

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2 responses to “How to master old-money aesthetic? – modest women”

  1. Jaqueline Avatar

    This is a great collection of all the necessities for the old money aesthetic! Thank you for putting this together – I’ve been loving that style recently.

    1. Mirela Avatar

      Thank you! I love this style and I’m trying to recreate with affordable clothes.

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