6 ways to master the casual luxe look
Style11 February 2024
A new season typically signals a fresh rotation of pieces to update our wardrobes. This spring, stylist Kingsley Tao shares his fashion-insider tips and must-haves for mastering the most polished trend.
Timeless basics

The essence of a low-key luxury look lies in an arsenal of timeless basics. So, when it comes to the building blocks of your wardrobe, opt for well-designed pieces characterised by minimal embellishments. Kingsley assures that these foundational pieces mean “you don't have to think too much about styling." Whether it's a classic white button-down shirt with oversized cuffs, or a spring-ready denim midi skirt with a touch of fringing, these pieces effortlessly assert their place in your collection, offering undeniable casual luxe appeal, longevity and versatility.

Embracing minimalism

95 €

55,95 €

Levi's

Denim pencil skirt
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Less noise, more impact – make simplicity your style statement with this pencil denim skirt from Levi's.

Spring staples

379 €

240 €

MaxMara

Gigi white shirt

199 €

139 €

Polo Ralph Lauren

Cable knit cardigan

565 €

379 €

Sandro

Trench coat with pleated back

365 €

241 €

Essentiel Antwerp

Oversized blazer c
Style tip

“Layer up for looks that are functional and fashionable,” suggests Kingsley. A tailored jacket, such as this one from Essentiel Antwerp, proves to be an excellent investment for navigating the seasonal transition with ease.

Relaxed tailoring

In the realm of casual luxury, adopting a less rigid approach to tailoring is paramount. “It doesn't have to be overly fitted,” says Kingsley, favouring suiting with a softer, more draped fit. When done right, it should feel effortless. Think generously cut separates, like loose-fitting trousers with a drawcord waist or an unstructured blazer, to create silhouettes that exude elegance. These pieces offer an easy yet sophisticated approach, to elevate your looks for leisurely moments this spring.

Cut the right silhouette
Suiting and separates

225 €

151 €

Sandro

Straight leg pants

595 €

399 €

Zadig & Voltaire

Linen blazer

245 €

162 €

Essentiel Antwerp

Wide leg pants

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Tonal separates

Tonal dressing stands as a cornerstone of casual luxury, according to Kingsley. Elevating a relaxed silhouette, he suggests involves “playing with different pieces of a similar tone.” From classic all-white looks to peachy sets to embracing beige from head to toe – tonal dressing offers a refreshing way to pair your spring favourites. Easy on the eyes, this minimal palette instantly delivers a polished and pulled-together style, earning high praise from Kingsley: “It’s incredibly chic,” he says.

Neutral on neutral

369 €

255 €

Polo Ralph Lauren

Blazer Angona
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Embrace tonal dressing without forsaking colour. If you prefer more lively hues in spring, inject reds, oranges and yellows into your wardrobe for a refreshing twist. This piece from Polo Ralph Lauren would elevate any pastel ensemble.

Head-to-toe favourites

397 €

266 €

Twinset Milano

Wool blend coat

269 €

188 €

Polo Ralph Lauren

Pleated skirt

300 €

79 €

Michael Kors

Miller chelsea boots

Playing with different pieces of a similar tone, but in different layers, is incredibly chic and eye-catching.

Kingsley Tao

Fashion Stylist

345 €

232 €

Sandro

Flowing jacket
Style tip

Reimagine your wardrobe favourites for year-round wearability. Take your tailored waistcoat from a springtime layer to a casual sleeveless summer statement, breathing new life into this classic piece.

High-low approach

Take a cue from the high-low approach, a style philosophy that skilfully blends statement and casual pieces. Consider pairing refined separates, such as a polo shirt and relaxed-fit trousers, with sportier elements such as a varsity-style jacket and retro-inspired sneakers. “I really like this relaxed silhouette,” notes Kingsley, “it almost feels like fashionable pyjamas.” Make it your go-to look this spring – perfect for brunch with friends, a weekend getaway or even the office.

Easy elegance for any occasion
High-low staples

109,90 €

76,90 €

Tommy Hilfiger

Sweater premium cotton

139,95 €

93 €

HUGO

Super flex performance trouser

140 €

93 €

BOSS

Ankle sneakers

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Elevated extras

For your accessories, set aside maximalist pieces and lean towards timeless options to refine and perfect your look. This season's minimalist bags, ranging from neat cross-bodies to hobo-style shoulder bags and oversized totes, emphasise quality and design – speaking to the sophisticated simplicity that defines the casual luxe trend. It’s anything but predictable: try catwalk-inspired colourways – “consider porcelain white or cherry red,” Kingsley suggests – to elevate your look for spring.

This season's 'it' bag

450 €

289 €

Coach

Eliza shoulder bag
Accessories to invest in

195 €

129 €

Essentiel Antwerp

Large shopper bag

365 €

245 €

Sandro

Kasbah tote bag

520 €

345 €

Longchamp

Soft leather tote bag

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