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Under the Radar Elegance

Under the Radar Elegance

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Minimal dressing is this season’s top trend

Less is More this spring as we’ve turned our gaze to the understated, and 2023 is all about minimal and under-the-radar classics. Less dated or discernible by brand, these “quiet” trends are inspired by longlasting labeless formulas of dressing that whisper sophistication and quality. A white tee or button-up shirt paired with straight fit denim, and a satin slingback is a simple polished look that not only consists of items we may already have in our closets, but are also accessible pieces for the budget conscious. We’ve seen this aesthetic as the ethos of some brands like the Row and Wardrobe as they have inspired many to create looks that tell a story of timelessness. Think Calvin Klein in the 90s, actress Gweneth Paltrow’s ensembles through the 90’s captured by the paparazzi, and the super chic Caroline Bessette. It’s more about the lines and fit made with long lasting fabrics.

Spring 2023 Must-Haves

If you’re in need of a little OOTD inspo, I’ve got you covered. Looking to the “It Girls” of Instagram, to the streets of NYC, here are some must-have looks to keep your wardrobe fresh and trend-forward.

1. The Power Suit

A nod to the infamous fashion staple, the Power Suit is here to stay. Not just for business, the Power Suit exudes confidence and style, with a loose fit that’s a perfect match with denim, skirts or yoga pants and trainers. Count on these brands for the perfect options…

WARDROBE- Double-breasted blazer $1,100 and low-rise trouser $900
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – Asymmetrical crepe blazer $2,290 and boot cut pants $990

2. Minimalist Handbag

Elegance and understated. The minimal, brandless handbag is the epitome of taste and is sure to last through every season. These bags never go out of style and work with almost any outfit. Here are a few favorites we’ve chosen for you from……

LOEWE Luna bag in satin calfskin and jacquard $2,100
STAUD Alec leather shoulder bag $350

3. Motocross

Seen in the streets on off-duty supermodels and social media superstars, motocross inspired jackets and leather racing pants are adding an edge of cool to spring looks. They’ve also been seen on runways at Balenciaga, Versace, and Diesel.

MIAOU VAUGHN jacket $495
CHLOÉ Whipstitched color-block leather biker jacket $4,000

4. Straight Fit Denim

We’ve made a big move from the skinny jean to a baggy fit in the past few years and the straight fit jean has been a star among some of the more extreme fits we’ve seen donned on runways. This silhouette is sure to be the sweet-spot between the two.

AGOLDIE 90s High-rise pinch-waist jeans $188
ZARA High-rise Z1975 straight leg jeans $49.90

5. Tailored Vest

The tailored vest is an easy addition to your closet that incorporates satoral sophistication and can be mixed with jeans or trousers, to dress up or down. Paired with a sneaker, this summer fit says polished for summer.

MAXMARA Quebec double-breasted pinstriped linen vest $1,150
RAG & BONE – SVanessa leather and cotton vest $595

Stand Out Summer Silhouettes

Micro Minis

Here is a sexy, barely there piece to spice up your look this summer, the micro mini skirt. In the early 2000s the micro miniskirt was a shocking look seen on pop stars and starlets. Some, so tiny they may have been mistaken for a wide belt. And no one forgets Christina Aguilara’s mini in her “Dirty” video. Today, this is a popular trend and a must-have for standing out this summer. Haily Beiber and Kendall Jenner have been spotted out and about, inspiring us with their impeccable street style, wearing itty bitty miniskirts straight off the runway from Blumarine, Diesel, and Prada.

Mermaidcore

Aquatic and majestic, the spring shows make a nod to majestic creatures of the sea

Wet, shimmering, body revealing draping fabrics, sequins and sheer. It should be no surprise with one of this year’s most anticipated blockbusters, Disney’s The Little Mermaid live action, having been in the works for the past few years, with a spring 2023 debut. We’ve seen the influence of the siren aesthetic delicately interpreted in the spring shows, from the literal like Moschino’s campy dolphin dress and Bluemarine’s shell bralette, to suggestive textures from Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Dilara Findikoglu. We’ve also see these looks styled with flowing “wet look” wavy locks that look painted on by Botticelli, which completely solidifies the mermaid inspiration.