5 Stealth Wealth Fashion Lessons From Succession
HBO’s hit series Succession is a family drama composed of chaotically evil, ultra wealthy, gorgeously dressed people. “It’s like being a superhero, only better,” Tom Wambsgans tells Cousin Greg Hirsch in season one about being rich and powerful. “You get to wear a costume, only it’s designed by Armani and doesn’t make you look like a prick!” As we gleefully watch the Roy family implode through the season finale, attention must be paid to the clothes. Succession has steadily become one of those sartorially-blessed series with fashion moments that trend on Twitter as often as the plot twists do. And there are plenty of style lessons you can actually apply from this absurdly rich, morally-bankrupt family.
One of the biggest trends of the moment is quiet luxury, the aesthetic that favors timeless, well-constructed pieces that communicate wealth without being flashy. The main characters on Succession naturally gravitate toward this style of dressing, investing in tastefully-tailored, colorless, minimalist wardrobes full of egregiously overpriced khakis, starched shirts, navy cashmere, and logo-less baseball hats. In fact, when characters on the show veer away from the stealth-wealth aesthetic, whether by carrying a logo-heavy handbag, or wearing brightly-colored suits, they’re easily identified and quickly exiled.
While you won’t experience social suicide if you add some color to your outfit, there’s something to be said about embracing the quiet-luxury look in real life. Not only is it a huge trend, as evidenced by Sofia Richie’s wedding ensembles, but investing in classic staples will go a long way in building up a wardrobe you’ll treasure for years to come.
But remember: even though you’re dressing like the Roys, you still want to accessorize your look with a moral compass. Trust us: you’ll look better with a conscience.
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