Any fashion lover will tell you that the days of splashy logos and in-your-face designs are long gone in terms of luxury dressing. Nowadays, the fashion crowd is opting for the subtle, a.k.a. quiet luxury. Think quality over quantity, understated over loud, and classic over trendy. In short, the quiet luxury vibe is all about investing in lifelong pieces you can wear year after year. More specifically, white button-downs to layer with, easy-going ballet flats for every season, and maxi coats to bundle up in are just some of the styles that make up the set. Now, although quiet luxury entails more of an investment on the offset, it doesn't mean you have to shell out entire paychecks if you want to update your wardrobe. Thankfully, Saks Fifth Avenue has come through with a sale to give your winter wardrobe a luxurious refresh.
Right now, Saks is throwing a massive designer sale of up to 60 percent off. In case that hasn't fully sunk in yet, we're talking ultra-luxurious pieces from top brands like Tory Burch, Veronica Beard, Anine Bing, Theory and more just in time for the new winter season. Ahead, I've rounded up 16 pieces that are the best of the best of the sale. From cashmere sweaters to classic denim, these are the kinds of quiet luxury pieces you can wear not just this winter, but for seasons to come. But act fast—the sale ends on December 25.
This season (and frankly, every season) the longer the skirt the better. It's a chic option for when the weather gets cold—simply add tights and knee-high boots (such as the Loeffler Randall pair). The leather finish also instantly elevates your look, even if you're wearing a basic t-shirt.
For peak coziness that will last you for years and years, it's time to invest in sweaters made of quality fabrics. Say no to polyester! This turtleneck, for example, is made from wool with a touch of cashmere so you'll feel wrapped in warmth and softness. If you properly take care of it, this sweater should carry you through many winters to come, unlike polyester sweaters which pill incredibly fast.
As I said before, knee-high boots are a wardrobe necessity, so for someone like me whose ankles wobble in heels over two inches, flat knee-high boots specifically are the way to go. The way these COACH boots are classic and edgy with their chunky lug sole means I'm absolutely obsessed. The details on them are so cool, too—just take a look near the sole and you'll find subtle COACH logos.
When it comes to denim, Agolde is pretty much unmatched. The brand is an editor and celeb favorite thanks to their incredible fit, quality, and styles. With its raw hem, lightly distressed details, and flattering high waist, you'll love these jeans for more casual looks.
Sure, you may already have a trench coat in your closet but might I suggest adding this leather option into the mix? Just like the midi skirt above, leather immediately makes any piece feel more luxurious, so no matter how you decide to wear it, you're going to look elevated and polished.
When you have the chance to snag a pair of Off-White sneakers for nearly $200 off, you take it. You can think of this pair as your new go-to white sneakers. At the onset, these look like your average white court sneakers, but the signature Off-White touches like the green tag and "shoelaces" line makes them so much cooler.
Everyone needs an LBD in their closet. Sorry, that's not up for debate. The simple dress serves as a launching point to a ton of great outfits. Take this sheath dress for example. Dress it up with knee-high boots and a killer wool coat and you've got a chic, put-together look in a matter of moments.
Another wardrobe nonnegotiable is a great pair of black trousers. Thanks to its versatility, the staple item will go far in your closet, guaranteed. Dress them up with a blouse or blazer for the office or dress them down with a tee and sneakers for a casual cool look.
True fashion girls know the power of a crisp button-down shirt. No matter the season, it serves as the ultimate layering piece over tank tops, tees, and turtlenecks. Whenever I'm struggling to come up with an outfit idea, a button-down like this Anine Bing pick is always my go-to since it goes with just about everything.
I am actually shocked that these knee-high boots are A. on sale and B. still in stock. Tory Burch has really been killing the footwear game as of late and these boots only serve as further proof of that statement. They're made of a rich, supple leather, have the coolest sculptural heel, and will go with so many outfits in your closet.
A thin black turtleneck was a signature of It girl Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, who basically invented quiet luxury in the 90s before it became a trend. So if you want to nail the rich minimalist look, this is the piece you definitely need to pick up.
Blazers are my ultimate style hack to look more elevated. Want to wear jeans and a T-shirt to the office? Throw on a blazer. Need to polish up a slip dress for a dinner date? A blazer is your answer. This plaid pick from AllSaints is a nice switch-up from your go-to black, too.
Cashmere sweaters are peak luxury. Period. They will last you longer, have a softer feel, and keep you warmer. A stripe cashmere sweater is even more luxurious as the print is a classic neutral. Wear this sweater all winter long for an easy cozy chic vibe.
Ever since I saw Cameron Diaz in The Holiday, I've wanted a chic white wrap coat. Her character exudes boss energy, and this coat would absolutely help me achieve that same vibe. It's nothing short of luxurious, plus I love how the fringe hem adds some extra flair.
Fair isle sweaters go back to the early 19th century, so you can bet this pick has some major staying power in your closet. It's a style that's virtually a neutral at this point and a must-have in your sweater rotation. I'm loving this Theory sweater for its more subdued take on the style, plus the grey would look lovely with a pair of black jeans.
This pick may seem like an especially trendy piece, but I promise long denim skirts aren't going anywhere for the next couple of seasons. It feels more of-the-moment than traditional jeans, yet it's still minimalist enough to be part of the quiet luxury zeitgeist. This skirt gets more style points for its chic extra-long silhouette.
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Brooke Knappenberger is the Associate Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes across the board from fashion and beauty to books and celebrities. As a pop culture junkie, Brooke obsessively consumes and writes about the latest movie releases, streaming TV shows, and celebrity scandals. She has over three years of experience writing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment and her work has appeared on Looper, NickiSwift, The Sun US, and Vox Magazine of Columbia, Missouri. Brooke obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis on Magazine Editing and has a minor in Textile and Apparel Management.
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