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Channelling Old Money Aesthetic

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Channelling Old Money Aesthetic

Lounging on a yacht in Lake Como, skiing in the Swiss Alps, sipping champagne down the French Riviera, the life of those with inherited wealth sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? 

From Sofia Richie’s wedding and the Kardashian’s latest style evolution to old-school icons like Jackie Onassis and Princess Di, ‘quiet luxury’ is the look to lust after. The hashtag #oldmoneyaesthetic has reached 320 million views (and counting) on Tiktok, while #oldmoney has over 1 billion. It’s clear that quiet luxury is more than a passing trend, it’s aspirational and addictive.  

But why should we care about emulating a lifestyle that’s a mere pipedream for most? Fashion psychologist Shakaila Forbes-Bell [1] reveals that clothes influence our perception of others and of ourselves. Dressing as if we’re emulating more influence, status, even financial wealth than we currently have, may well manifest them in our future. Dressing for success? Check. 

If you want to look like you live inside a Lana Del Rey album, then you’ve come to the right place. Classic silhouettes and timeless investment pieces? This trend was made for us. We've compiled a list of some of our favourite old money muses and the forever footwear they reach for again and again. 

And if you want to emulate effortless elegance? We've got a few suggestions. 

 [1] https://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/old-money-fashion-aesthetic/slide4  

LOAFERS

Hailey BEIBER 

princess diana 

The world is in loaf with chunky loafers. Dubbed by modern muse Hailey Bieber as the ‘ultimate cool girl staple’, these slip-ons channel serious old money style. 

Crafted from slick black leathers and embellished with a duo of leather tassels, LOVE’s larger than life attitude will supercharge any outfit. Obsessed with old money styling? All you’ll  need is LOVE. Set atop a chunky platform sole, these loafers offer a heavy-duty update for your classic collection, slip them on with tailored co-ords in soft shades of stone and you're ready for anything. 

Few style icons did it like Diana. Classic leather loafers with metallic buckle detailing? From neutral colour palette to nautical chic in one step. Our choice? Meet DAMARA, the snaffle loafers with sleek style. Imagined in an almond toe silhouette and shaped from smooth leathers, DAMARA is fully leather lined for a luxe feel. Apparently, you can buy happiness. 

BALLET FLATS

KENDALL JENNER 

The influential and wealthy have always flocked to ballet. As a performance art, ballet epitomises poise, grace, and refinement. As a shoe? They’re as versatile as they are elegant. About as 'old money' as Blair Waldorf, ballet pumps are making a big comeback.

Kendall Jenner proves that coordinating accessories can elevate any outfit. She keeps it cool, crisp, and clean with an ecru sleeveless knit and white straight-leg jeans. Matching square toe ballet flats, belt, and sunglasses elevate the look. Understated, yet elevated. 

Want to keep it classic like Kendall? We've got you covered. 

A new friend to your workwear and weekend wardrobes, SOLEIL is simple, yet striking. Crafted from supple leathers to stand the test of time, we call SOLEIL the style chameleon. Storming the Upper East Side stores in a crisp linen shirt and cigarette pants? Perfect. Strolling through Santorini in a soft sundress? Timeless. Whatever you wear, SOLEIL exudes ‘stealth wealth’ like no other. 

Our ELENORA ballet flats are a true celebration of a classic. Cut from smooth leather, they’re sculpted with a soft square toe and a slight heel, a comfortable alternative to heels. Slip them on with your workwear tailoring or with cigarette cut jeans and a Breton tee, in an ode to true Parisian chic.

WHITE SNEAKERS

Kate middleton 

How do we think the wealthy wear off-duty? Tennis whites, of course. Think British royalty running errands in immaculate (and iconic) New Balance trainers. Want to work casual yet chic into your wardrobe? Pick up a pair of white trainers (well, if it’s good enough for Princess Di and Kate Middleton!) 

A sleek leather trainer is a versatile addition to any woman's wardrobe. Our ARIELLE trainers are crafted from panels of premium, smooth leather to create a sleek silhouette. Accents of quilted leather inject instant impact to your informal style. From dreamy denim to soft silk, boardroom meetings to rooftop bars, everything looks good with bright white leather trainers. 

Classic and simple, the Aliyah trainers are the perfect finishing touch for everything from straight leg jeans to cosy athleisure wear. Crafted from beautiful quality leather, the trainers allude to a premium look, whilst the full leather internals offer luxurious comfort from within. 

Meet Stefani, your classic trainer with a twist. Crafted from supple suede and poised on a chunky ribbed sole for extra height and stomping power. 

RIDING BOOTS

LILY-ROSE DEPP 

Emulating that ‘I’ve got a sprawling estate in the English countryside’ look, requires a taste for the traditional. No old money wardrobe would be complete without the quintessential riding boot. Its origins trace back to aristocratic equestrians (who has enough land or free time to ride a horse for fun?) where functionality met sophistication. Today you don't need a steed to sport these boots, just a penchant for the classic. Lily-Rose Depp’s patent leather riding boots work perfectly with her patent leather jacket and cream skirt. Not a hair (or thread) out of place. 

The rider boot will always reign supreme where luxury footwear is concerned. Our DOMENICA knee high boots are destined to win hearts. As classic as they are comfortable, these long boots are crafted with smooth leathers in a minimalist silhouette and are simple to slip on thanks to the full length zip fastening. Complete with durable outsole, we'll be pulling ours on with everything, from skin tight jeans to floral, floaty midi-dresses. 

SEBASTIANA is your new style stable. Our leather knee-highs, with their sleek design and low block heel, are the epitome of old-world charm meeting contemporary craftsmanship. They're reminiscent of weekends at the manor, yet perfect for brunch in the city.


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