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If you have already watched the shows Billions, Succession Where Gossip Girl, you know rich characters are rarely seen wearing designer logos and big brands. TikTok recently came up with a name for this neutral yet classic style: “the aesthetic of old money”.
If you’ve never heard of it, here’s the deal: according to Glamor United Kingdom, the term “old money” refers to people who have inherited their wealth over several generations. As for the style, it consists of neutral colors, quality basics and often preppy, monochromatic and minimalist looks. The quality of the clothes matters more than the label. Some people think this style is classic, elegant and sophisticated. However, others think it’s too basic, boring, or even a little clunky.
That said, the term is obviously classist and exclusionary. But if you like the old-money aesthetic, ironically, it’s actually quite easy to duplicate on a budget. You can build a wardrobe with a few quality basics, including a great blazer, well-fitting pants, simple loafers, and a coat that you can wear with all of the above.
Right now, you can even grab the look for less during Nordstrom’s summer sale, which runs until September 12.
1. Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $69.65 (Orig. $199)
Enjoy 65% off this cashmere sweater! The classic crew neck sweater style will last you for years and it goes with just about everything from jeans to leather pants, fall’s hottest trend.
2. Madewell – The Perfect Vintage Straight Jean, $76.80 (Orig. $128)
Madewell sells a pair of its Perfect Vintage Jeans every two minutes, so it makes sense that the brand is now selling a straight-leg version. Get it for 40% at Nordstrom right now to experience the hype. They are still very slightly stretchy and have an old school feel.
3. Rebecca Minkoff Edie Quilted Leather Wallet on Chain, $118.80 (Orig. $198)
This quilted leather bag is available in black, silver and emerald green, a popular color for fall. It has pockets and slots to hold all the essentials. The golden chain shoulder strap gives it an extra touch.
4. adidas Primegreen Stan Smith Sneaker, $70 (Orig. $100)
You may have seen celebrities like Meghan Markle wearing Stan Smiths, and that’s because they’re extremely comfortable and go with just about anything. The version with the green accents is probably the most popular, but you can also list them with navy accents if that’s more your style.
5. Lauren Ralph Lauren belted double-breasted trench, $129.99 (Origin $230)
Wear this stylish trench coat during the rainy fall and spring seasons. It comes in Sand and Black colors, and both have a black leatherette waistband and trim.
If you liked this article, check out nine trendy fall jackets under $100 at Nordstrom that anyone can pick up.
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