Missing a billion dollar bank account? Don’t worry, just fake it!
1. Tailor your clothes
Designer rags are pretty exxy, and unless you know you’ll wear something for the next 10 years ("investment buying", darling), it’s really not worth your precious coin.
Instead, take your chain store or vintage finds to a good tailor and have the pieces modified to fit you perfectly for a designer effect.
2. DIY couture
You may not have the budget to buy one-of-a kind pieces, but you can look like you sit front row at the Paris haute couture shows by customising your clothes and shoes, or making your own lovely pieces of statement jewellery.
3. Make up your mouth
Nothing makes you look and feel more expensive than a flash of red lipstick on your lips (not teeth – have a small mirror handy) and there are pharmacies store full of affordable brands that do the trick just as well as Chanel.
4. Get Hollywood hair
Looking like a hot mess might be so, um, hot right now, but no self-respecting trustafarian would be caught dead with unruly locks ruining their look. Head to your local hairdressers for a quick and easy wash and blow dry that will have you looking like a VIP for days.
5. Crash an art opening
Find out which exhibitions are opening near you – so high society.
6. High-priced cocktails
Sipping an amazing cocktail at a super chic bar during happy hour will make you feel like you’re hitting the town with a Black Amex nestled in your clutch.
7. Go to bed
You may have to save, but there’s nothing like sliding weary bones between good quality, high thread-count sheets. Buy Egyptian cotton for an extra deluxe hit and light a scented candle. Feels heavenly, right?
8. Go to amazing restaurants...
But not for dinner. Fine dining is so much cheaper when it’s for lunch or breakfast!