Being rich is not just about being wealthy; it also means an abundance of elegance and exquisiteness. There are many perks of having a lot of money (or looking like one who has!). When your appearance is oozing with richness, class, and power, you get respect, attention, and special treatment.
You don’t need to have a fat bank account to look like a millionaire because money alone cannot guarantee that you will look rich and expensive. You can dress up in a way that conveys elegance and class, whether to impress someone or blend in at a high-class party, without robbing a bank or selling your kidney! You know why? Because an expensive look doesn’t have to be expensive. Yes, you read that right! All you need for looking upmarket is a sense of style that speaks for itself and stands out.
To get that luxe appeal, shopping smart is the key. You do not even have to wait for a mega sale or buy discounted items. You can be low on budget but still, create timeless outfits. There are just a few elements that you need to apply to your dressing style to achieve that sophisticated look.
Here is a guide to look luxurious without spending much.
1. Choose a simple color palette
The color of your clothes decides your overall look. Black, white, grey, and nudes and other soft and simple colors create a minimalistic but rich look. Wear solid colors instead of prints. Monochromes with only small color accents will give your outfit a hint of luxury. You may experiment with colors inspired by precious stones, such as ruby and emerald, once in a while.
2. Invest in the right clothes
You need the right outfits to make you look rich, but that does not mean you should spend all your allowance on buying clothes or that you should own every clothing item that is on trend. Instead of buying multiple cheap clothes, invest in one or two classic pieces at a time. Good clothes can be worn several times on several occasions without being outdated.
3. Go for natural and minimal makeup
Your makeup can make a huge difference in the way you look. Go for a simple and minimalistic makeup to highlight your natural beauty and achieve that elegant finished look. Apply foundation that matches your skin tone, paint your cheeks and lips a rosy color, and perk up your eyes with mascara. Do your hair right and paint your nails in nudes.
4. Check the fabric before you buy
It is only the good-quality fabric that will give you a rich and classy look. While on your shopping spree, check the label to know the material. Choose linen, silk, or cotton over synthetic fabrics. Natural fibers feel good on the skin, last long, and are always trendy.
5. Put on red lipstick
You can add on a striking feature to your look by putting on red lipstick. To carry it in style, you must know which shade of red suits you the best. Red lipstick goes perfectly with neutral makeup. Red gives you a sense of power and confidence that every successful woman projects.
6. Wear clothes that fit you well
It is all about the fit. An expensive but ill-fitted dress will look cheap. Likewise, an affordable dress that fits you like a glove will appear like you had it custom made. Hence, always make sure that your clothes fit you perfectly. Never be lazy about it. If you have sloppy clothes lying around, take them to your local tailor and get them altered to your size.
7. Smell good to look good
A luxe fragrance will add to the richness of your look. Find a perfume or scent that represents your style and personality. Apply it on the major points of your body, including your wrists, elbows, and back of your neck. Do not mix too many fragrances. Apply an unscented moisturizer before applying the perfume for a long-lasting scent.
8. Go for dainty jewelry
Wear some dainty yet stunning jewelry. Delicate jewelry, even the inexpensive ones, when styled thoughtfully can uplift the look of your outfit and give you elegance. Buy jewelry in heavy metal and dark colors or with clear crystals. Sometimes, your favorite metal or leather watch is all you need to rock a classic look.
9. Step out in the right shoes
We know how much you love your flats for the comfort they bring to your feet. However, they can ruin an amazing outfit and make you look a little shabby. Height is often associated with authority and class. So for a rich and expensive look, put on some good heels, whether peep toes or pointed-toe stilettos. Find one that you are comfortable wearing and walk in it with confidence.
10. Pay attention to the minor details
To really look rich, you have to be consistent with your style, paying attention to every minute detail. There is a loose thread? Give it a snip. Use a razor to shave off the pills on your sweater. Never wear clothes with a stain, hole, or missing button.
11. Spend on leather jackets and blazers
Putting on a leather jacket or tailored blazer can upgrade a basic look. Look for high-quality leather, raw denim, or suedes that will last forever and will never go out of style. Collect a few good pieces to match your different outfits.
12. Save on a designer dupe
When you know that you cannot afford the original designer piece, there is no harm in buying a legal dupe. If you style it right, a designer dupe can give a luxurious touch to your outfit without spending a fortune.
13. Carry a structured handbag
Save up and invest in sturdy and structured bags. A quality handbag with a classic design is worth the investment. Pick one in a neutral color to complement most of your outfits and suit several occasions. Simple and elegant clutches are best for parties and formal events. Make sure that your handbag is minimalistic; avoid those that have heavy metals, bulky accessories, or evident logos.
14. Keep your clothes clean and crisp
Creases can be a downer and spoil your otherwise elegant look. Even if you are wearing a cheap store-bought dress, it can make you look neat and classy if it is wrinkle-free. Make sure you iron or steam your clothes before you put them on.
15. Spend on some designer accessories
Accessories can give even a simple and inexpensive outfit a striking appeal. As these are small items, they are not as expensive as designer shoes, clothes, and bags, so you can definitely allocate a budget for these. One designer scarf, hat, or belt is enough to elevate your look. Choose accessories with small prints or in basic colors so that you can wear them with more than one outfit.
16. Do not ignore your skin
You’ll need clear and healthy skin to look rich. It is important that you treat your skin well and follow a regular grooming session. A well-hydrated and glowing skin means you have enough budget for skin care, even if you are just using natural home-made products. Never go out with flaky skin or chapped lips. Keep your nails buffed and your teeth pearly white.
17. Put on sunglasses
Putting on sunglasses is a cheap and instant hack to looking luxurious. Find the right shape that fits and complements your face. Again, stick to basic colors; you want your sunglasses to make a style statement and not look tacky.
18. Style your hair simply
The way you style your hair can make or break your outfit. Top off your look with a neat and simple hairstyle. A simple blow-dried hair or a high ponytail will make you look sleeker than complicated curls. Plus, it will only take a few minutes of your time and a couple of styling tools and products.
Follow the easy steps to look like you have all the riches in the world, and you are living a good life. But most importantly, never forget to carry out your style with confidence. Believe in yourself and walk with your head held high. Be yourself because no one else is like you, and that is your most precious asset that no amount of money can buy!