How to Look Rich (with Images)

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How to Look Rich (with Images)
How to Look Rich (with Images)

No matter how much money you have, it's possible to upscale your look and look rich. Learn to dress like you have more money than you can afford to dress up and select clothes that will help you look stylish and sophisticated. Complete the image you want to convey by learning how to act rich as well.


Part 1 of 3: Dressing Richly

Look Rich Step 1

Step 1. Buy clothes in your size

The most obvious sign of wealth isn't the accessories, the brands, the fabric or a particular style – it's the bespoke clothes. If you want to look rich, you need to make sure your clothes fit as if they were made for you. Clothes need to adapt to your shape and enhance your figure, no matter if we are talking about casual or formal clothes.

  • Department store clothing sizes vary greatly because the fabric is cut by machines. Two pairs of pants identified by the same size can be very different. Try on three pairs your size to find the best fit.
  • Spend extra time shopping to make sure all the items fit your body perfectly. Even if you want a shirt, skirt or pants, don't buy the piece if it doesn't fit perfectly.
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Step 2. Buy some quality pieces, but fill your wardrobe with cheaper items

If you're trying to save money when shopping for clothes but want to appear to spend a lot, just use your head. You can spend a lot on some branded or famous designer items and combine them with cheaper clothes to make your looks look rich.

  • Save for a few months if you want to sport a pair of Louboutins shoes, but remember to buy cheap clothes at stores that sell tasteful clothes for a reasonable price.
  • It's better to spend on clothes than on accessories, which will only look pompous if paired with cheap clothes.
  • Another good idea is to look for sales outlets whenever possible. If you can buy designer pants at a lower price, you can spend more on some valuable items to improve your overall wardrobe.
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Step 3. Remove labels from clothing

Expensive branded clothes do not display their logos prominently. If you want to appear to have a fat bank account, don't become a walking billboard. Buy clean and sophisticated clothes.

Some fashion brands, such as Coach and Dolce & Gabbana, display their logos in flashy places. Although these are expensive brands, this does not signal wealth. It's better to have a wardrobe full of clothes that are beautifully fit and mysterious in origin than a fancy Coach purse that has ruined your savings

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Step 4. Dress up whenever you can

If you're just trying to look wealthy, you must appear to have some important place to visit. A board meeting? An exclusive disco? A party on a yacht? A red carpet? Every day should be an excuse to dress up and look rich.

  • Things like pastel cardigans, pressed cotton shirts, tailored pants and tight jackets should be worn by men whenever possible. Do not wear shorts under any circumstances.
  • Women should wear skirts, dresses and pumps whenever possible to create a look of "classic" richness, but famous designer jeans, a scarf and a T-shirt can create a movie-star look. Just avoid the hoodies!
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Step 5. Buy clothes with natural fabrics whenever possible

Check the labels when buying and give preference to cotton, cashmere, silk, linen and wool. If you choose a blended fabric, choose one that contains these natural fibers.

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Step 6. Always wear clean, ironed clothing

It's important to have good clothes, but it's even more important that they are in good condition. Wash clothes according to the directions on the label and dry them on the clothesline to make them last longer. Dry clean fine fabrics and iron clothes before putting them on.

  • The more you wash certain items, the more they age. Iron your clothes and fold them well between used so you don't have to wash them as often.
  • Wool, velvet and silk need to be dry cleaned. Cotton and cashmere can be washed at home.
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Step 7. Be prepared for the weather

You must ensure that you appear to have dressed smartly and appropriate for the weather. Don't get caught in the rain with inappropriate clothing and always be prepared for abrupt changes in weather according to the season.

  • Check out fashion magazines to discover the season's new trends so you'll be prepared for what's next.
  • Longer-wealth people love to wear layered clothing, so opt for sweaters, coats, and cold-weather clothing.
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Step 8. Spend money on shoes, after all, they complete the look

As these are durable items, it's a good option to spend a little more to complete the look. Buy at least one pair of decent, good quality shoes and buy other, cheaper pairs for everyday wear.

  • For men, conservative shoes such as oxfords and loafers are great options. Taller boots can also be stylish and look expensive. Leather is the key.
  • For women, conservative shoes like pumps are great choices.
  • Keep your shoes clean at all times. Take them off when you're indoors and skip them regularly to make them look like new. Keep them in the box.
Look Rich Step 9

Step 9. Wear discreet jewelry

Few jewels convey an impression of wealth, while exaggeration conveys the impression that you want to be wealthy. Compare Queen Elizabeth to socialite Snooki. A few jewels can create a rich and elegant look.

  • If you can't afford real jewelry, opt for a classic look. Instead of a big Cartier watch, do what the wealthy do and buy a simple, inexpensive Timex with a discreet black leather strap.
  • Fake pearls are hard to identify and are great savings options when you don't have the money to buy a diamond necklace.
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Step 10. Find unusual and trendy accessories

An authentic bag from a big brand is great, but go for something more common or obsolete. Anything that is "the latest craze" is a trend, which is anathema to the long-time rich. Buy well-crafted and leather pieces, even if they weren't created by famous stylists.

  • A classic quilted bag from Chanel is a great choice. Avoid trendy handbags that look like Balenciaga's Lariat or Chloe's Paddington. However, if you are new to the world of the rich, "the latest fad" is needed.
  • Rent accessories from famous designers to save money and demonstrate wealth.

Part 2 of 3: Taking care of yourself

Look Rich Step 11

Step 1. Take showers every day

This will show you that you are well taken care of and have the time and resources to devote to the look. Wash during the day and take time to clean yourself well.

  • Use a vegetable loofah to exfoliate your skin in the bath. Get rid of dead cells to keep your skin healthy and clean.
  • Bathe twice if you exercise. A shower in the morning and one after training, so that sweat doesn't stick to your body.
  • Apply a moisturizing cream after showering to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
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Step 2. Cut your hair every two to three weeks

When you have money, paying to get your hair cut is one of the first things you do. Get a quality cut at a trustworthy salon, get rid of split ends and maintain a current style that enhances your face.

  • Men should use precise cuts and shave well. Beards and mustaches must be kept precisely and with well-defined lines.
  • Women should wear tasteful and fashionable cuts. Your hair should look natural and dyed streaks should be smooth and elegant.
  • Learn how to cut your own hair if you want to save money.
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Step 3. Use natural color makeup

A rich woman's makeup should be natural, using neutral colors and a soft foundation. Don't overdo eyeliner or false eyelashes. Have good taste!

  • Taking good care of your skin is essential for wealthy women. The natural color is much more beautiful, so apply sunscreen to avoid sun marks.
  • Use a red lipstick to highlight your lips, if desired. This demonstrates good taste.
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Step 4. Take good care of your nails

Manicures don't charge much and make a huge difference in your appearance. Clean your nails regularly and visit cheap salons. Slightly short nails can look elegant and rich, while long nails tend to look fake and cheap. Opt for a basic francesinha to get the perfect look.

  • Men should also invest in manicures regularly to keep their nails and cuticles in good condition. Taking time to trim your nails and keep them healthy is a sign of wealth.
  • Learn to clean your nails and cut the cuticle yourself to save money.
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Step 5. Use a whitening toothpaste

Dental care is expensive, so the better you take care of your teeth yourself, the richer you'll look and the less you'll spend to get it. Floss every day, gargles with non-alcoholic mouthwashes to keep your breath fresh, and brush your teeth three times a day using a whitening paste. Make your smile look like it's worth a few million!

While white teeth are not necessarily a sign of health, they are certainly better visually than stained and yellow ones. Avoid drinking too much coffee, tea, and tobacco to keep your teeth as white as possible

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Step 6. Men and women should have a subtle and sophisticated scent

Woody and floral fragrances are always elegant, while sugary ones tend to refer to young people and popular stores.

  • You don't have to be broke to buy rich-smelling perfumes, although high-end fragrances are expensive. Wait for promotions in department stores and save so you can buy something fragrant. Avoid new fragrances released by celebrities.
  • Men should wear perfume on the inside of the wrists and under the jaw. Women should wear perfume on the inside of the wrists and elbows, and under the jaw or behind the ears.

Part 3 of 3: Acting Like Rich

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Step 1. Get out and be seen

New restaurants, clubs and other points of interest in the city should be on your list. The rich like to visit the new and trendy places to be seen and to enjoy these spots. If you want to look rich, try to keep up with new openings so make your reservations in advance.

  • Subscribe to upscale restaurant email lists or follow them on social media to become familiar with specialties and trends.
  • You should always attend opening nights. Go to a place when it's fresh, not when everyone else has discovered it. Be the first.
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Step 2. Practice good etiquette, after all, wealth goes hand in hand with elegance

If you want to act like you have money, always have good manners. Even if you are waiting in line at the Detran, you must act with elegance.

  • Eat slowly and chew with your mouth closed. Take your time and enjoy your meal instead of downing it all at once.
  • Stay calm and don't raise your voice when you're nervous. Learn to speak calmly and evenly, even if someone is teasing you.
  • Keep your spine straight and your chin up. Excellent posture, whether you are sitting or standing, demonstrates wealth.
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Step 3. Get to know expensive brands

Demonstrating this knowledge will communicate that you are rich, even if you don't own any of the expensive items you are talking about. Rich people usually have positions regarding the following brands:

  • Designers for brands such as Gucci, Dior, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Coach, and Louis Vuitton.
  • Car manufacturers like Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Cadillac, Jaguar, Maserati, and Ferrari.
  • Some expensive and local brands like restaurants and chefs, artists and architects. The rich must become acquainted with the notables of their region.
  • Enunciate your words. Speak slowly and lower your voice to speak clearly and articulately.
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Step 4. Have some rich hobbies

Some of the activities below can be expensive, but if you want to show a rich image without spending a lot of money, learn about them by reading some WikiHow articles to look like a real connoisseur:

  • Golf.
  • Sneakers.
  • Skiing.
  • Fine dining.
  • Sailing.
  • Travel.
  • Ride.
  • Play polo.
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Step 5. Inform yourself

Rich people usually receive private education, so finding out about the world around them is important. Study general knowledge, but don't brag about your education or claim to be an expert. Find out by checking the following periodicals by the rich:

  • Forbes.
  • Business season.
  • Wall Street Journal.
  • This is Money.
  • Exam.
  • The New Yorker.
  • The Economist.
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Step 6. Travel

Wealth brings with it the opportunity to spend money on travel. In general, the richest people know the whole world, taking time to visit new and exotic locations frequently. If you want to look rich, act like a world connoisseur and make your travel miles count.

  • Try visiting different places. Tourists always visit Cabo, so choose to visit Oaxaca.
  • If visiting Europe at the end of the year isn't in your budget, pretend until you can. Search for exotic locations and post photos of them. Even Kim Kardashian used Google Images instead of taking their own travel photos.
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Step 7. Pretend to be rich on the Internet.

Wealth usually has a very particular presence on the Internet. Visit pages like "White Whine" and "First World Problems" to get a feel for how the 1% of the world's population behaves on Facebook and Twitter. A secret: they don't behave very well!

  • Complain about the services regularly: "This restaurant sucks! How hard is it to hit a watermelon gazpacho?"
  • Brag while "trying" to be humble: "Today was tough, the takeout cups from the new coffee shop don't fit in the cup holder on my BMW, so I had to drink my coffee too quickly."
  • Post images of brands and exotic locations, as if you were buying the products or visiting the spots on your next vacation, even if you are not going to do so.
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Step 8. Don't show values

Really rich people don't feel the need to talk about how much they have. The rich are usually the least interested in their own wealth. If you want to convey a well-off image, it's important to let them guess. Don't force your "wealth" on others.

If the subject of money comes up, talk it out. If pressured, say something like "I don't want to talk about it" or "I'm comfortable."


  • Treat valets, butlers, waiters and other service providers politely but not too friendly. Be courteous and treat them as if they were your housekeepers.
  • Bring some wine or fresh flowers to dinner and always write thank you cards.
  • Having a lot of money or pretending to have it won't make them like you more.
  • Wear branded clothes. You can buy them at brand stores or at outlets.
  • Shop at virtual outlets and use coupons to get discounts.
  • Learn the etiquette of meals and how to differentiate between things like creme brûlée and parsnips.


  • Do not smoke or use drugs. Do not chew gum. Don't swear (at least in public). Never be seen drunk.
  • Never talk about money or the things you have or don't have.
  • Remember that looking rich will make you the opposite of that. Someone who pays $6000 for a watch may have an impressive watch, but they will owe $6000.
  • Don't threaten to sue others if you get nervous.
  • Pretending to be something you're not can make you look fake. The people who are friends with you when you are pretending are only friends with your false self. Also, your current friends may be offended and ignore you.
  • It's not your clothes and cars that make others think you're rich. It's the attitude. Don't be snobbish or rude to others, and don't wear flashy clothes.

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