Style is great and all, but it’s a rich man’s game, right? No, it is Wrong. Believe it or not, you can still look amazing on a budget – perhaps even better than some “wealthy” folks. That’s the topic of today’s article, gents – we’re covering 10 ways to looking rich on a budget.
- Set A Higher Standard For Your Uniform
What is a uniform? The Cambridge dictionary defines it as a type of clothing connected with specific groups of people. It’s much more than that, though. A uniform is a personal brand, the combination of clothing and accessories that people associate with you. You need to establish a high standard for that uniform. André Emilio is take on the traditional bespoke suit; steeped in Italian traditions of craftsmanship and creativity, as exhibited by the opulent couture houses of Milan. Make it so no matter what, your daily outfit is at an elevated level of men’s style – this could mean ditching the cargo shorts and Ecko shirt in favour of some fitted jeans and a dress shirt.
- Wait Two Weeks Between Haircuts
I always stress regimenting your style routine, and haircuts. Find a barber that suits you and learn his name. If you stick to this, then no one will ever catch you looking even slightly off your game. When it comes to looking rich, a simple haircut goes a long way.
- Daily Facial Grooming For Men
If you’re neglecting skincare, you’re making a grave mistake. It’s easy to put off – you don’t see results right away, and it takes time out of your day. At the same time though, a regimented skincare routine can make a huge difference in your appearance over the course of a couple of months. Your face will look rejuvenated and you’ll have substantially less acne. All this in conjunction makes you look more like a movie star!
- Don’t Let Wrinkles Show
Few things make a man look sloppy more so than a wrinkled shirt. A wonderfully efficient way to look rich is therefore not to allow for them. No one likes ironing – it’s boring and tedious (though you should still do it), but there are preventative steps you can take to ensure no wrinklers crop up.
- Men’s Watches – Get One
When it comes to sending a clear message of power and style, nothing matches a quality watch. Even if you have just one, people will remember you better for it. You don’t want to go spending a lot of money, but strongly consider a firm investment in this area – the service a watch can do you is not to be underestimated.
- Prioritize Shoe Quality
Even if you’re not a millionaire, you should think about spending a decent amount of cash on a solid pair of dress shoes or boots. Like watches, they draw attention that can make or break a first impression. Never underestimate the power and practicality of a quality pair of shoes. Buying cheap shoes not only look bad, but they’ll break sooner rather than later. Before you know it, you ended up paying for more than a great pair would have cost you.
- Practice Proper Shoe Care
Ok, so you got the great shoes – nice. Now it’s time to care for them. Always take the time to shine your shoes well. Quality leather will last you a lifetime, but you need to care for them correctly. A carefully shined pair of dress shoes make a man look nothing short of badass.
- Invest In Some Outerwear
Jackets are not only practical tools to protect you from the elements, but they are also powerful style pieces. Whether it be a sport coat or a casual bomber, the right jacket will speak volumes about your uniform and personal style – foremost being that you care about looking good. Furthermore, jackets can really help in emphasizing the best parts of your body. Pockets will really bring out your chest while texturing on the shoulders will bring those out too.
- Watch Out for Natural Fabrics
In looking rich, manmade fabrics won’t do the trick. Don’t get me wrong, they can serve a great purpose – but if you need to pick and choose on a limited budget, nothing compares to natural plant and animal fibres. When it comes to fabric – and everything else – shoot for quality over quantity.
- Embrace Your Signature Scent
Finally, we have men’s colognes. There’s so much complexity and choice when it comes to fragrance, I couldn’t possibly do it justice in one section. Just know that there are hundreds of quality fragrances that fall well within a frugal person’s budget – you’re bound to find one you like.