Here's the issue. My parents come from a lot of money. I go to college and they pay for my tuition, but unlike the other girls here, they don't pay for my clothes, my makeup, etc. They give me money on holidays but that's it. I want to look remarkable and wealthy, and I feel right now I look middle-class. Technically there is nothing wrong with that, but at my school, which is a very high-brow college, you need to learn how to pass to get by. What should I do to appear wealthy without actually spending a lot of money? I already wear pearl earrings most days (they're fake!) Anything else? I have light skin, dark eyes and naturally dark, straight hair.
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I was actually in the same situation back in college. My parents are very wealthy and growing up they paid for my car, school, books, gas, travel, etc. ,but they would never give me any spending money.
What you need to do is prioritize where your money goes. Try to put the majority of your clothing budget towards classic pieces, like a little black dress, dark wash jeans, a short beige trench, and a few pairs of good, comfortable shoes. This will enable you to have stylish outfits year round. Also buy one or two great investment bags from Coach or Longchamp that you can use for years.
Use the rest of your money for accessories and more inexpensive pieces that will come in and out of style. This includes chunky jewelry, wedges, cropped jackets, and any other trendy items that might not be as in next season.
Nine West always has great, comfortable, and affordable shoes in tons of shapes and colors. Lord and Taylor is your best bet when it comes to cocktail and party dresses.
Definitely wear your pearls every day that you don't have a big event and need to switch it up with something trendier. You can never go wrong with expensive jeans, a more inexpensive top, great looking flats, a statement bag, and cute jewelry. Maybe you can even ask your parents to buy you a pricey bag this Christmas.
The two most important things are that your clothes and accessories are in great condition and that you have the right attitude. You shouldn't act as though you're better than everyone else, but never act ashamed of what you're wearing or carrying. Even celebrities shop at H&M sometimes.2