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Classy and Elegant Ways To Show Off Your Affluence

Classy and Elegant Ways To Show Off Your Affluence

When you think of wealth, do you think of arrogance and extravagance, or do you think of sophistication and elegance? Showing off your wealth isn’t about flaunting what you have to the world. It’s about refinement, dignity, and kindness. In fact, you don’t need a bottomless bank account to show off how classy you are. If you take pride in your appearance, your home, and how you treat others, the world will see you as an important and fashionable person. Check out these classy and elegant ways to show off your affluence in your everyday life.

Take Good Care of Your Clothes

Having good clothes is one thing, but it means nothing if they don’t fit well or look dirty or worn. Whether you’re sporting your favorite designer brand or your most comfortable sweater, make sure your clothes look great. A big part of this is hiring a tailor to make every piece fit perfectly. Also, investing in dry cleaning when necessary is another crucial tip. Finally, learn how to iron your clothes so that no one ever catches you in something wrinkled and worn. These simple tricks will help you look fantastic no matter what you want to wear.

Accessorize Well

The accessories you wear will turn heads and make your outfit shine. Remember that your accessories don’t have to be flashy (although they certainly can be). A nice wristwatch or subtle earrings that go with everything are the perfect additions for any occasion. Brand-name sunglasses or a nice set of jewelry will also make your look more sophisticated. Remember that you don’t have to buy huge diamonds to look good. Find jewelry that speaks to you, goes well with your usual style, and is high enough quality that it doesn’t change color after a few wears.

Tip Well

Of all the classy and elegant ways to show off your affluence, the most important thing to do is be kind. Always be polite in both your words and your actions. One habit you should have is tipping well. Be generous with your tip, especially when your server does a particularly good job. Compensating your waiter, driver, hotel staff, and other workers is an easy way to be kind and make someone else’s day. Plus, you’ll often get better service—and a good reputation—for tipping well.

Keep Your Home Clean and Classy

Acting wealthy goes beyond the way you dress. Your home’s appearance also matters as this indicates how you live and act when no one’s watching. How do you make your home reflect your affluence? Start with gorgeous décor that speaks to you, your personality, and your style. It’s also important to maintain a clutter-free space. You can use storage hacks like baskets and hidden compartments to keep little belongings like magazines or remotes from cluttering the space. Finally, invest in designer furniture to truly make your home stand out above the rest. Designer pieces are both beautiful and durable, so you can invest in a piece that will continue to make your home look good for years.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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