Yes, you read that right, you are probably reading this because you don’t have so much money just yet, or even if you have, maybe it’s not as much as you want. Nonetheless, you want to appear as expensive as possible, it’s normal and it’s not a crime we all love to live luxuriously. Well, you’ve found your way here already, I bet you would find helpful tips on how you can look expensive in the cheapest way after you are done reading. So let’s get right into it.
- Avoid Branded Products.
Yes, avoid branded fashion items. I guess you are asking already “but that’s what the rich guys wear that makes them look expensive…” Yes you are right but remember you are not rich yet and you can’t afford products of popular fashion brands, you just want to look just as expensive as possible even though you are on a budget. Trust me everyone knows the price of an original Nike Air Jordan or a branded Adidas shoes and we know you can’t afford it, so why wear the counterfeit that easily gives you off as being cheap, remember the goal is to look expensive on a budget.
An easy alternative to branded products is just simply purchasing the unbranded products or better still buying the not-so-popular brands especially when it has a nice fit on your body. Moreover looking good is what you wear and not who you wear.
2. Leave the Blingzzz:
If there’s anything you shouldn’t consider at all, especially when you are trying to look expensive when on a budget, it’s most definitely the blings. Indeed, having a touch of gold or silver clothing as part of your apparel takes your dressing a step higher but of what benefit is having a shiny piece on you but everyone knows it’s fake, it defeats the purpose of trying to look expensive.
As a guy, a very affordable alternative to using “gold” and “silver” accessories such as wrist watch is opting for the leather branded ones. They look more classic and the ability to fit into all types of dressing gives them an edge, especially if it’s black.
However, as a lady, a very beautiful alternative is beads and pearl-themed jewellery either as necklaces, pendants, earrings, anklets, etc. Also, it has an advantage over the lookalike precious metals that are unfortunately not precious, leather wristwatches, beads and pearl-themed jewellery can be trusted for their durability.
3. The Less Colour The Better:
Fashion is a function of style and colour and a very important factor with regards to both elements is balance. The ability to balance colours well enough is an advantage to any fashionista. However, one simple way to put everything under control and avoid any form of “colour mishap” is using the least number of colours as much as possible especially when you are trying to make an impression and in this case, it is appearing expensive.
Ever wondered why the rich mostly don’t appear in too many colours with their dressing, it’s usually a singular colour or a combination of 2 colours and at most 3. It saves the stress of having to match different shades of colours which means having to spend more to buy more clothes but by keeping it simple with colours, you are doing it the way the rich guys do it and that’s the goal… You like that right???
Just a quick tip on colours, white, black and grey never disappoints. If you’d eventually have to appear in more than one colour, try any of these colours as your base with any other, you can never go wrong.
4. Formal Dressing Never Disappoints:
Have you ever seen anyone that got it wrong with formal dress? Exactly. I’m yet to see one also and may most likely never see it.
With formal dressing, you can never go wrong and your net worth can be easily presumed higher than it is in reality, yes that is one of the wonders of formal dressing. Irrespective of the colour well-fitting formal wear easily immediately erases whatever doubts anyone has concerning your worth, it just has a way of putting you up there especially when it’s black.
5. Invest in Your Footwear.
The importance of your footwear in your dressing can’t be overemphasized. Your footwear is that unpopular click in all your dressing that makes everything set as it should be and with a not-so-good shoe, you might just not be able to hit the right notes, especially those high ones.
Avoid appearing in shabby footwear, it faults every investment you could have made earlier. However, when picking shoes several factors should be considered, colour and style is most important and should be treated as such when making footwear decision either as a male or female. With good footwear, you really can step on your toes.
These amongst many others are tips on how to look expensive even on a budget. Other tips that can be useful include body grooming (beards, use of make-up, haircut and hairstyling), use of basic accessories like caps, sunshades, simple earrings and necklaces etc. Also appearing with the least bag or baggage as much as possible is very important, the lesser the bag the classier it looks.
I bet now you know what to do and how to look pretty expensive even while on a budget so you can now chill with the big boys, but don’t forget to continue striving to make real money eventually, looking good is expensive.