The rise of “quiet luxury” as a viral trend can largely be attributed to Sofia Richie and her rise to TikTok stardom. However, long before Richie became the poster child of the “stealth wealth” aesthetic, one fashion icon had already mastered the sophisticated look: Hailey Bieber.
Her style DNA matches well with the buzzy trend. Bieber has a knack for sophisticated neutrals – a tenet of the “stealth wealth” vibe – preferring tans, blacks, browns and beiges rather than more adventurous colors. Even when she wears color like a bright pop of cherry red, she goes for monochromatic pairs that quietly draw attention.
Aside from his color preferences, Bieber consistently sticks to simpler, more understated silhouettes. Think: column dresses, oversized coats and tailored suits. Even when accessorizing, the Rhode founder typically prefers low-key gold jewelry, minimal black sunnies, and timeless shoes like elegant pointed pumps, loafers, or strappy sandals.
Her look may have a sophisticated flair, but it’s never boring. In fact, they are often effortlessly cool and, sometimes, even a little spicy. Ahead, check out some of Bieber’s best “cool luxury” looks. Trust me, she is the unsung hero of buzzy style.
a high trench coat
Khaki trench coats have long been an “old money” trend, just ask Kendall Jenner. So it’s no surprise that Bieber has included this item in his fashion collection. Adding a level of grunge to her ‘fit, she styled a cropped iteration of the closet staple with knee-high boots and a super short LBD.
A sophisticated LBD
While out in New York City, Bieber wore a little black dress that was anything but simple. The mock-neck micro mini had an exaggerated waist, mimicking Dior’s “New Look” – a decades-long silhouette that emphasized an exaggerated waist.
She styled her look with a black pointed slingback and short sunnies, styling her hair into a sleek updo.
Bieber never takes time off from his cutting-edge styling, even on a casual coffee run.
Dressed in black and gray, Bieber mastered the neutral, “old money” color palette. To keep the subdued colors interesting, she cleverly played with proportions, choosing an oversized wool duster with a classic mini skirt — in suede, no less.
The most recent offshoot of the “quiet luxury” trend is Dynacore. The style is reminiscent of the late princess’s sophisticated style — specifically, her luscious evening wear silhouettes and subtle ’80s style.
Bieber perfectly complimented Princess Di’s off-the-shoulder red dress in this deep red ensemble. Like Diana’s OG look, Bieber accessorized with a red bag and heels to match her dress.
Even when she’s wearing jeans and holding her dog, Bieber keeps it polished. The beauty entrepreneur gave her crop top and low-rise denim a luxe upgrade by adding a structured blazer. The oat-coloured jacket sent the look into Shiv Roy territory – the imaginary poster child of “Chupke Riches” (IYKYK).
Her look was very posh with a black shoulder bag, thin sunglasses and loafers,
posh and pantless
Even when she embraces the riskiest trends, the skin care entrepreneur still looks incredibly sophisticated. Take the no-pants look, for example.
When paired with a beige turtleneck top and cinched with a belt, her high-waisted undies look looked very polished. She completed the look with sheer black tights and a leather duster for an effortlessly cool vibe.
A high-fashion t-shirt dress
How does Bieber wear a basic T-shirt dress? Of course, high. It features structured, boxy cap sleeves and asymmetric ruching. Additionally, she carried a top-handle purse and paired her short ensemble with cherry red pointy-toed mules.
When choosing a print, pinstripe is a safe bet for anyone wanting a “cool luxury” feel. Even Richie is a fan. To rock the gray pattern, Bieber took the oversized route with a boxy blazer and loose trousers. She kept the ‘fit’ cozy by adding a cropped tee underneath (mirroring her husband’s cool gray hoodie).
daring black tie dressing
Bieber’s elegant and sophisticated color choice extends to her red carpet-events, where she is often decked out in black. However, sometimes a flashy dresser, she usually incorporates a risqué element to modernize clean lines and timeless silhouettes. She’s especially a big fan of micro hemlines and large backless cut-outs.
little white dress
Bieber can always make an item look great, despite its understated look. Exhibit A: She wore a sleeveless LWD that reached just above her knees — a relatively simple cut. However, the jacquard floral pattern over white silk gave the dress a truly opulent feel, while the asymmetric cut-out detail made a chic statement. And those sophisticated strappy sandals? Chef’s kiss.
sequins for minimalist
Even when she’s dripping in sequins, Bieber still displays sophistication. His secret? Minimal lines and a monochromatic color palette. As for her MO, she stuck with beautiful accessories, including: classic pointed pumps — also in ash gray — and a sleek black shoulder bag.