Achieving the ‘Old Money’ Aesthetic Look – A Step-by-Step Guide

Feature Photo by Lance Reis on Unsplash

The ‘Old Money’ aesthetic look is a classic, sophisticated look that has been around for ages. The unspoken secrets, markers and blueprint that separate the obscenely wealthy from us mere mortals have finally taken centre stage. Think Clueless, Gossip Girl or more recently, Inheritors style has now begun to grab the attention of younger generations thanks to social media (specifically TikTok). If this has also caught your attention, it’s time to leverage key staples to get that elevated aesthetic look and feel. The thing that I appreciate about this aesthetic is that it’s all about incorporating timeless, versatile, and classic pieces while embodying sophistication, understated elegance, and effortless style and less about bold statement pieces and obscene labelling. In this blog post, I’ll give you my key tips and insights on how to get the ‘Old Money’ to look and what colours to wear.

Tip #1: Incorporate Classic Prints

As mentioned, one hallmark of the Old Money aesthetic is incorporating classic and timeless prints, such as houndstooth, herringbone, and plaids. These geometric patterns instantly add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your outfit. Pair with a crisp white shirt and a blazer, and you have an elevated look that will never go out of style.

Tip #2: Invest in High-Quality Fabrics

When it comes to the Old Money aesthetic, quality is key as longevity is important. Invest in high-quality fabrics like silk and cashmere. These fabrics are enduring and timeless and exude a sense of luxury intrinsically associated with the Old Money aesthetic. This doesn’t have to break the bank either. Check out pre-loved sites like Vinted which is also very good for the ‘old’ part of the old-money look.

Tip #3: Choose Oversized Blouses and Jumpers

Another hallmark of the Old Money aesthetic is oversized blouses and jumpers. These pieces create a distinct silhouette while exuding a sense of ease and effortless style. Pair with fitted pants or a pencil skirt to create balance and showcase your figure.

Tip #4: Incorporate Neutral Colors

Neutral beige, camel, and black colours are crucial for the Old Money aesthetic. These colours are synonymous with high-end luxury and exude elegance, sophistication, and timelessness. Pair neutral colours with gold or silver accessories and create a monochromatic look.

Tip #5: Add Statement Accessories

To take your look up another notch, try accessorising with classic pieces such as a vintage-inspired handbag or pearl earrings. A timeless watch is another great way to add a touch of sophistication and elegance. Use these pieces to complete your look, and you’ll be sure to turn heads wherever you go.

Remember that the key to nailing this style is finding the right balance between classic and modern elements. Try mixing timeless pieces with contemporary colours, shapes, or silhouettes to create a unique look that’s both sophisticated and up-to-date.


Having a clean makeup look is also important to complete the look. Prepping your skin with a high-quality moisturizer and primer to create a smooth surface ensuring you have protected the skin with SPF before applying a light foundation. Conceal any blemishes or dark circles using a concealer that is a shade lighter than your foundation. Finally, set your makeup with a loose powder to ensure it lasts all day. Use a coral or peach-toned blush to give your cheeks a subtle flush of colour. Make sure to apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend it towards your hairline for a natural-looking finish. For eyeshadow keep it neutral with beige, taupe, and chocolate shades. Apply the lightest shade over your lid and then use a darker shade for your crease. Next, draw a thin line along your upper lash line with an eyeliner pencil in a deep brown shade. Curl your lashes and apply a few coats of mascara to complete the look. Finally, use lipstick in neutral shades such as beige or rose for the lips. The goal is to enhance your natural lip colour, not change it. Add a clear lip gloss over your lipstick if you want a little shine. Don’t forget to set your makeup look with a setting spray.


Getting the ‘Old Money’ aesthetic is about elevating your look with timeless, sophisticated pieces that exude elegance and luxury. Incorporate classic prints, invest in high-quality fabrics, choose oversized blouses and jackets, incorporate neutral colours, and add timeless accessories. The Old Money aesthetic look is a timeless and classic look that will always be in style. Don’t be afraid to play around until you find what works best. Remember, practice makes perfect, and with time and patience, you’ll master the ‘Old Money’ aesthetic look in no time.

Affiliate links have been used in this post



Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: