The saying goes, “Dress for the job you want, not the job that you have.” This is good advice in all areas of your life. If you want to be wealthier, start out by looking wealthier. This helps you to act as a wealthy person would and start hanging out with a better crowd.
But how do you look wealthier? It is surprisingly easy. Take your cues from the Forbes’ Billionaire list and these great tips.
Start with Quality Clothing
Think custom-made or tailored outfits that fit you like a glove in good quality fabrics and classic styles. The fit is extremely important because it gives the impression that the clothes were made for you.
The quality is important because the clothing will look better on you and last better. So, it might mean spending more on a suit than you normally would getting a whole wardrobe, but you will be able to keep wearing it for a lot longer.
The style of the clothing should be kept classical so that your look never dates. This will also give you a lot more mileage from your clothing.
Always make sure that your clothing is cleaned according to the care instructions and don’t walk out of the house unless it is properly pressed and clean.
Less is often more when it comes to accessories. Browse women’s watches and other accessories with a view to finding a higher quality option. A good watch will do a lot more to create the impression of wealth than a ton of tacky, fake earrings and necklaces.
Pay Attention to Grooming
Not all wealthy people are bothered about looking expertly groomed, but you are more likely to look well-to-do if you pay attention to this area. That means keeping up your manicure, having your hair professionally cut and colored and spending time on your overall look.
You can save some money by using Groupon vouchers, etc. but don’t stint here. Think of the look you want and also factor in the cost of maintaining it. Coloring your hair, for example, might look good.
But it is not going to give an impression of wealth if your roots show because you have to eke out the time between appointments.
Get the Right Hobbies
Where does the rich set tend to play? What hobbies do they take part in? Make a plan to cultivate those same hobbies so that you can also mingle with the rich. Think about hobbies like skiing rather than things like tennis.
Most wealthy people will be able to afford a tennis court, but there is no home substitute for a mountain full of snow.
Talk the Talk
The really rich have spent time at the best schools, or possibly taking elocution lessons. It is time to start learning how to speak properly, use proper grammar and speak clearly. Think more broadcaster than “normal” person.
This is a good way to help give back to the community and possibly meet influential people at the same time. People working a minimum wage job are not able to take time off to volunteer.
When it comes to looking richer than you are, there are a lot of tricks that you can employ. The ones highlighted above are simple enough for anyone to follow.