Looking rich isn’t about the labels or logos
It quite simply is in the way you look.
Your literal face…
….from the way your skin looks (clear, even-toned, unlined or very lightly lined if any at all, lack of pinched brows and stress from things like having to worry about money or working too much), perhaps your hair is shiny and well maintained, rather than dull with split ends and badly coloured, even your body!
You likely have time to go to the gym and work out because you aren’t working multiple jobs, or labour-intensive ones that exhaust you at the end of the day. And you may have money for trainers, then access to the best food, or perhaps a chef who prepares all of the right meals for you.
…to the way you dress…
….whether you have the “right” nailpolish (apparently Essie’s Ballet Slipper is the colour of those in the know), to whether or not your clothes look expensive. A well cut tee with great jeans, can look better than a shabby suit, not to mention the quality and fabrics used (it may “look” the same – a white dress is a white dress), but it does not drape the same way on your body if it is made out of cheap polyester versus expensive more natural fabric blends.
Your accessories like your coat, bag, belt and shoes may or may not have any logos at all, or if they do, they are subtle and discreet, but the leather is of top quality, supple and thick rather than plasticky looking. A bag that screams from afar that it is a branded bag (huge logos or prints), is not as stylish or as discreet as one from an independent brand that only those in the circle know of.
It’s why when you see very loud bags with logos all over it, they’re likely not the truly rich, even if they “look” rich to other people.
- Read: Stylish Wealth
..and yet, who can afford to “look” rich?
There are many who really can only buy bits and pieces of luxury, a Gucci belt here, maybe a Burberry trench coat there, but at the expense of saving for something else – school, retirement, children…
They aren’t the ones going out and just dropping $10,000 on a shopping spree without thinking about it. $10K is a lot of money that could cover more than 3-4 months of many mortgage payments these days, or adding to the retirement kitty.
Within that “rich” class, you have a great divide between those who are reasonably rich, and then the uber, ultra-rich. The people who have hundreds of millions, billions.
Working for it versus receiving it
Or to put it another way, there is a big difference between the ones who are living off trust funds that pay out $250K a year without them having to lift a finger, versus someone who has to work for that $250K a year.
Yes, they both make $250K, but the latter has to go to a job for it, perhaps a very stressful, demanding one, and the former, can sit at home and just collect the cash.
When rich people are truly rich, they don’t care about looking rich, they simply are. They don’t need to prove it to anyone, by having a huge closet full of Birkin bags of every colour; they may just have a few they like, or none at all, perhaps they had a bag commissioned for them or bought a nice leather one from an artisan that they use constantly.
Being rich also means having services
I am talking about cleaners so you don’t have to do it, nannies so you can go to work or whatever else you swan about doing, going to the spa or getting a massage regularly, eating out all the time, and there’s nothing to “show” for it at the end, except that you paid for the convenience of having your time being your own time.
It’s just paying for stuff and not worrying about it. $300? Okay. You aren’t checking a budget for anything because you don’t need to.