Outfits of the Month (3): Stepping Stylishly into Autumn in Quiet Luxury
Wednesday September 13, 2023

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Autumn arrives soon, and when it does, the season immediately seems to call for lush neutrals, layers of differentiating warmth and classic, dependable, well-made accessories to finish each ensemble.

If ever there was a season of our capsule wardrobes to begin embracing the concept of quiet luxury (if we haven’t already, as I know many of you, like me, have done so for years), it is fall/autumn. Because while the items we invest in will be few as our budgets are limited when we buy well, as soon as we feel and wear and see the craftsmanship and quality, we understand why the investment was worth it.

Almost all of the items in each of the three outfits below are investment pieces, and while most of them are a dream now, we have to know what works and why, so that we can save and eventually welcome into our wardrobe what will flatter us and then continue to flatter us for years to come.

What I most appreciate, well, one of the many things I most appreciate, about quiet luxury is that the items are classic styles that, well, are classics for a reason and therefore don’t go out of style which is part of the reason the prices are what they are. When we buy well once, designers know we won’t be buying again often.

From cashmere cable knit sweaters, to the perfectly fitting over-sized tweed blazer that while large still flatters our silhouette well when paired wisely with other separates to leather flats that whisper comfort and absolute chic style in equal volume, enjoy exploring what speaks to you and then save the item (whether on Karma or in your own personal email files), and remember to return to it later this year when the Black Friday sales hit or end of year sales begin. Even if you don’t find it available at that time, you will now have more clarity and knowledge of brands that offer what you love and look your best in.

Happy shopping! And don’t forget to explore TSLL’s Fall Shopping Guide released earlier this month as well as TSLL’s Capsule Wardrobe shop full of essentials that was updated on September 1st.

~Toteme Cotton and Silk Stripe Scarf in Black

~Tibi Melee Crépe V-neck Top, ivory

~By Malene Birger Abigail printed tote bag

~Toteme Twisted Seam mid-rise Straight leg jeans

~Victoria Beckham Asymmetric Blazer in Brown

~Santoni Pointed-toe Slingback ballerina shoe~

~Manolo Blahnik BB 10 leather pointed-toe flats, (black also available)

~French Ways and Their Meaning by Edith Wharton (originally published in 1919), an essay


~Cos Merino Wool Turtleneck (more colors)

~Magda Butrym Cable Knit Cashmere Sweater in Neutral

~Chloé Lauren leather ballet flat in purple

~Ralph Lauren Polo Plaid wool-linen tweed blazer (on sale) or Ralph Lauren Sheldon Glen Plaid Tweed Blazer

~Agolde ’90s pinch waist high-rise jeans

~Sézane Mara bag, chocolate (black also available)

~Seeing Others: How Recognition Works —And How It Can heal a Divided World by Michèle Lamont


~L.K. Bennett Carine Sand and Brown Striped Trench Coat

~Khaite Camilla Cashmere Sweater, gray

~Tod’s embellished leather mules (three colors)

~The Transport Bucket Bag, Madewell, ivory

~Ulla Johnson The Agnes jean in cowrie wash~

~The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl (to be released April 2024)


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6 thoughts on “Outfits of the Month (3): Stepping Stylishly into Autumn in Quiet Luxury

  1. Love your fashion posts! Autumn is my favorite season to add a piece or two of fine clothing. I have a traditional tweed blazer with leather buttons that was a splurge for me “back in the day” (almost 20+ years ago) and I still wear it with turtlenecks and shirts (including denim) today. Great investment!

  2. Love this post! I imagine you’ve mentioned the book Lessons in Chemistry along the way in your posts? I just finished it and it was fantastic!

  3. I love these shoes!! So pricey!! To be honest, I have never bought expensive shoes. Do they last? I don’t mind paying for something I will have for 20 years. I am assuming they are quality, but just asking.

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