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Luxury, affluence, extravagance – whatever you want to call it, we all pine for it. It’s no secret that we all want the finest materials that life gives, whether it be the vehicles we drive, the house we live in, the garments we wear. These premium delights promise us comfort, that we could live and dress in the best way possible – if only we could afford them. What if I told you that it is possible? What if I said that you, anyone, everyone can afford to look the part of the lifestyle you want, no millionaire status required? 

Know Where To Look

The high-end fashion of top market designer brands is in your reach, without sacrificing your life-savings. You don’t have to break your bank just to live and look luxurious, you just need to know where to look. With some easy browsing, you can find sites like, that give expertise in a wide range of luxury fashion brands within your financial reach. With a whole catalog of in-style designer possibilities, it’s easier to find the look you’re aiming for, tailored to your price range. It’s not always just inaccessible high-end brands like Gucci or Prada that produce great quality items. With the right source, you can be paired with up-and-coming boutiques with similar styles and care in their designs. Adventuring into a new avenue of fashion brands can grant you a unique, vogue image—sometimes that’s enough to give people the impression that you live in the lap of luxury.

Shop Smart, Look Rich

Many people assume you must be wealthy to wear high-end clothing items. Luxury clothing doesn’t just depend on sky-high costs. Rather, the magic is in the aura that the pieces emanate, the way it makes you feel, the quality of design. You can get all these things while staying on budget. Even the stylish streets of Paris, France have boutiques that provide resale designer clothing for less. Having a smart financial management plan can go a long way to achieve your luxurious look, like investing a few dollars every week into a budget for your fashion-buying needs. 


Dress With Strategy

Another mistake people make is thinking you need to buy more to look more lavish, more upscale, just more. Luxury isn’t about how many items you own, but how you put pieces together. Buying a modest amount of clothing occasionally can go a long way, especially if you have an eye for matching up the right garments and accessories to create an elaborate ensemble. Have a few prominent luxury garments to serve as the focal points of your outfits, accentuating them with belts, jewelry, scarves, and other accessories. For example, a camel overcoat can make any basic fit look sophisticated.

Ways you can dress luxuriously:

  • Add heavy jewelry, even if faux, to give a hint of opulence to an otherwise everyday outfit
  • A couple of staple outerwear pieces, like a delicate pea-coat or a leather jacket, gives your look a classic finish
  • Wear the same color shoes as your bag to tie the whole look together
  • Investing in a pair of high-waist jeans right off the catwalk can be versatile and last you a long time

Only one percent of the population is extremely wealthy. These are the people who can actually, easily afford to buy high-end luxury items without batting an eye. These are the people who roam the city looking like they just left a fashion show. Let’s not forget that the rest of the ninety-nine percent of people do not have this lifestyle. Does that mean we can’t also look our best in our daily lives? We have endless opportunities to emulate high-fashion without selling our souls to debt. It just takes some smart searching, great price-hacking, money-management, and an eye for fashionable details. With these elements, anyone can look luxurious without living it.

Liz Becker
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