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How to Look Rich: 38 Ways to Look like You’re Rolling in Cash

You don’t need flash and bang to look like a million bucks. Read on to find out how to look rich with a few simple changes!

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It doesn’t matter how much money you earn, looking rich can instantly makes you feel classier and more confident. Taking the time with your appearance and smartening up your look doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy new clothes, get an expensive haircut, or invest in the best products. Knowing how to look rich is all about making a few simple changes and thinking carefully about how you come across.

How to look rich without coming off as trying too hard

Understanding how to look rich isn’t necessarily about being as flashy as possible, and there are different rich ‘looks’ to go for. You might try to look classy and sophisticated, or you might be going for more of a ‘bling’ look. Either way, it’s a combination of picking the right clothes and adjusting your grooming routine as well as learning how to look rich in your demeanor and help you to pull off this look.

So, what are the things you can do to look rich? Here are some top tips:

#1 Buy well-fitting clothes. Clothes that fit you well naturally look more expensive. Take your time when out clothes shopping to find pieces that fit your body perfectly and suit your shape. [Read: The clothes make the girl – Tips to look your best]

#2 Invest in a few high-quality pieces. While spending money on high-end clothes can be difficult, when you next have money for shopping, instead of buying ten cheaper items, buy two more expensive ones. These change your whole look and likely last longer too.

#3 Don’t go for branded items. Items with designer logos splashed across your chest look a little obvious. Instead get rid of labels altogether. No one will know where you got your clothes from. [Read: 14 small details that define class and poise]

#4 Dress smartly. If you look like a total scruff bag it’s going to be hard to pull off the ‘rich’ look. Instead opt for smarter, understated pieces. Tuck in shirts, wear smarter shoes, and keep your look well-groomed and classy.

#5 Wear big sunglasses. Big sunglasses always give off an air of celebrity or mega rich. Investing in a pair of big sunnies to wear with an understated outfit works well.

#6 Go for natural fabrics. Natural fabrics such as wool and cashmere look better than blended fabrics, so stick to them if you can.

#7 Keep clothes clean and crumple free. Again, looking rich is all about keeping a clean and sophisticated look. So, make sure clothes always look laundered and take your time to iron out any crumples to keep looking smart. [Read: 25 ways to make people like you and draw anyone to you]

#8 Dress appropriately. Always think about the kind of occasion you attend and dress appropriately for that. Looking rich isn’t about sticking out.

#9 Think about the weather. Always be prepared for whatever the weather is. A drowned rat look doesn’t look great, nor does shivering away in a skimpy dress when temperatures drop.

#10 Shoes are where it’s at. If you plan to spend money on one thing, it should be shoes. Expensive shoes last longer and are considered the telltale sign to whether someone is rich or not!

#11 Think about your accessories. Accessories make all the difference when it comes to knowing how to look rich. If you overload yourself, you can go from classy to tacky in an instant. Keep your accessories simple. Go for one or two statement pieces rather than lots and lots.

#12 Don’t show off. Don’t show off unless you can pull it off! Bright, clashing colors and outrageous outfits may get people’s attention but not necessarily for the right reasons!

#13 Stay clean. Rich people spend hours grooming themselves. Make sure you don’t let your look down and always keep clean and hygienic. [Read: 22 ways to stand apart and shine from within]

#14 Smell great. Choose your scent wisely. Again, understated is best. Just a few dabs of perfume or cologne will do the trick.

#15 Moisturize. Keep skin looking young and fresh by making sure you moisturize regularly.

#16 Exfoliate. Ditto with exfoliating. Simple grooming tips such as this help you stay looking younger and more well looked after.

#17 Take care of and paint your nails. Scraggy nails or chipped nail polish never looks good. For men, keeping nails short and clean is enough, women should paint their nails and never let a chip occur!

#18 Keep hair neat and shiny. When it comes to hair, healthy and glossy is best. You could follow hair trends but it might be hard to keep up with them so going for a natural and healthy look might be your best bet instead.

#19 Get regular haircuts. Getting regular haircuts ensures you keep it in the best condition.

#20 Pay attention to facial hair. For men, making sure your facial hair doesn’t get too unruly is also important! [Read: How to smile more often and live a better life]

#21 Keep hair natural. When it comes to dying your hair, going for wild colors or bleaching it way beyond your natural color runs the risk of looking super cheap. Instead, keep it natural or go for tones and highlights close to your own hair color, so you enhance without it looking too ‘dyed.’

#22 Keep makeup natural. For women, overloading makeup is never a good look. Try to use makeup subtly and go for natural tones which enhance your natural beauty!

#23 Get a bright smile. If you can’t afford to get a Hollywood smile, at least use whitening toothpaste and practice good oral hygiene.

#24 Get out there. In order to give the impression you are rich, you need to be seen in the right places. Make sure you get out there and get noticed on the scene!

#25 Behave elegantly. Don’t get really drunk or be too loud, behave with elegance and class at all times. [Read: How to be graceful and elegant in 10 easy steps]

#26 Eat more slowly. If you dine out, take the time to chew your food. Don’t act like it’s the last meal you are ever going to have!

#27 Practice great table manners. Learning good table manners also demonstrates you have been brought up with class!

#28 Get in the know. If you want to come across as rich, get educated on the kinds of things they might talk about and be interested in, so make sure you get in the know. Understanding about expensive brands and informing yourself of what kind of events or trends are taking place in rich people’s circles helps.

#29 Speak slowly and with purpose. Don’t come across as too gushy or excitable. Speak like you really know what you are saying all the time.

#30 Always stay calm. Getting flustered, angry, or emotional is not good etiquette. Stay calm and graceful whatever the circumstances. [Read: The guide to finding your zone of calm perfection]

#31 Act like you don’t need anything. Rich people don’t need stuff, so make sure you don’t act like you do!

#32 Get some rich-person hobbies. Taking up the kinds of activities, sports and hobbies that rich people do makes you come across as one of them. Try:

– Sailing

– Golf

– Tennis

– Playing polo

– Skiing

– Fine dining

– Traveling

– Riding horses

#33 Read widely. Make sure you read lots of books on all sorts of topics and bring them up in conversation.

#34 Stay up to date on current affairs. Make sure you know what is going on in the world to appear educated and informed.

#35 Learn about art. Visit art galleries and learn about art to appear more sophisticated.

#36 Travel extensively. We know traveling the world is easier said than done if strapped for cash. But try to travel and learn about new places and cultures as much as possible.

#37 Pay attention to your social media accounts. Looking rich involves managing all aspects of your life. Pay attention to your social media accounts and how you come across on there too! [Read: 13 ways to detox off of social media]

#38 Don’t brag. Lastly, the truly rich don’t flaunt it in people’s faces. Act humble and demure at all times.

By following the above tips you can give the impression of being richer, classier and more sophisticated. Coming across this way allows you entry into different social circles, makes you feel more confident and interesting as a person, and could even land you a job or change your circle of friends!

[Read: How to feel good and kick ass in life]

So, if you want to know how to look rich, follow these tips and see what a difference it makes!

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Bethany Locke
Bethany was born and raised in Scotland and now resides in Brighton where she lives with her partner and rather disobedient cocker spaniel pup. She works as a f...
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