Want to know how to look expensive without actually being a rich girl? There are 5 tips rich girls swear by that will change your appearance (and maybe even life). I strongly believe that when you are happy with your appearance that you portray confidence and this allows you to conquer your dreams.
Whether you are a rich girl or rich girl in training there a few tips to help you look expensive.
How to look expensive
Rich girls focus on quality over quantity
Quality is King. Ever heard that too much of a good thing isn’t so great? Living in a state of excess can cause anxiety and decision fatigue. It leads you to a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear. To look expensive, focus on quality rather than quantity. Instead of buying 5 shirts because you like them and they are on sale, buy one shirt you love that’s made well (and may even be full price).
Stores Rich girls love: Shopbop, Nordstrom, Saks, Revolve, Netaporter
Looking expensive doesn’t mean high expenses
Mixing high end and affordable finds is the newest version of chic. Stepping out dripping in Gucci from head to toe isn’t realistic (unless you are Jeffree Star) or even cute (once again, unless you are Jeffree Star, lol). To look expensive, focus on splurging on investments like handbags and shoes and save your money on tops and sweaters.
Find out how rich girls decide what to splurge on and what items to save on. A few tricks can help you edit your wardrobe and make it catered to your needs.
How do rich girls afford all of those designer goods? Sometimes they buy brand new but often they save hundreds to thousands of dollars by buying here and they also find insane deals shopping here. Those are the secret weapon stores to saving tons of money, but looking expensive AF.
80% of a rich girls wardrobe is solid colors
Let’s discuss the 80/20 rule. 80% of your wardrobe should be solid colors that can be worn together or mixed and matched. Within these solid colors focus on different materials and textures.
20% of your wardrobe should be prints. Why? because too much print leads to an unwearable wardrobe. In general, prints are more memorable and leads to less wear than a solid color top or dress. Prints are also more difficult to match and lead you to scratching your head and asking yourself “what do I wear?”
The 80/20 rule allows you to still have the freedom to purchase that amazing printed dress, but gives your wardrobe a solid foundation (see what I did there?). From the solid colors (sprinkled with a few prints) you can build your collection of clothes into a wardrobe that is wearable.
Great skincare keeps you looking younger longer
Rich girls take care of themselves and look young. It’s not just plastic surgery. Sometimes, if plastic surgery or botox is taken too far it can have the opposite effect. Invest in good skincare and have a consistent night time routine. It doesn’t matter how tired you are, wash your face and moisturize every night. Rich girls swear by amazing skincare products. I listed some of the best below.
Looking expensive should look easy (and rich girls make it look SO easy)
How to make looking expensive look so easy? The trick is to be put together. Wear an outfit that looks expensive (even if its not) by focusing on fabric, colors, and aesthetic.
Also, take the time out of your day to get organized. A little time goes a long way. Plan out your outfit the night before so you don’t feel rushed in the morning. Give yourself time to apply makeup and fix your hair. It’s amazing what a bit of effort can do.
Ultimately, when you look good you feel good. Confidence makes you look expensive and authoritative. Being a confident woman is life changing.
What I’m wearing
Obsessed with this gorgeous tiered dress. Perfect to transition in all seasons. This brand runs small, I sized down one size. There is stretch in the waist (but arm area is tight). Shop now
My favorite bag of the season! This handbag is so luxurious and it was worth the price tag. I wear it all of the time and love how elegant yet edgy the bag is. Shop now
These booties are so well made and comfortable. This brand has become a new staple for me! Shop now
Photography: Christine Michelle
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Jacinta Grand says
I love mixing designer accessories with affordable finds! Such a great way to look stylish and chic.
I love that you mentioned skincare. In order for you to look good on your clothes, you yourself have to look good, too! Good point!
I totally agree with this, Wear an outfit that looks expensive (even if it’s not) by focusing on fabric, colors, and aesthetic.”