For most people, any talk of luxury is often accompanied by the thought of private jets, caviar, and champagne. However, luxury is merely a feeling and a luxury lifestyle can easily be within your reach this New Year. There is a myriad of inexpensive luxury options that won’t cost you a dime if you know where to look. With these smart, creative ideas, you can improve your lifestyle and start experiencing a more glamorous life while still keeping a keen eye on your budget. From fresh shopping options, a new wardrobe, to upgraded jewelry, BetterBe breaks down a few tips on how to live a life of affordable luxury going forward.
Focus on the Long term
The first and probably one of the most important rules when it comes to upgrading your lifestyle is to avoid being a dabbler. Do not start something that you are not totally sure to finish. Most people tend to make short-term decisions and overlook the long-term consequences. The problem with this line of thinking is that you will expect instant gratification without putting in the necessary effort. In other words, avoid making impulsive decisions and always ensure that you are not only conservative with your decisions, but also be hyper-aware of the way you choose to spend your money. Focus your efforts on achieving a particular milestone in gradual increments. Once you have mastered one level, you can strive for the next one.
Live Large in Affordable Places
If your goal is to go for a luxury vacation, try to find a destination that allows you to stretch your dollars. There are numerous destinations across the world that will allow you to experience some awesome luxury on a budget. Some of the best options for affordable travel destinations are usually off the beaten path.
Create a Luxurious Routine at Home
Most of the activities we engage in on a daily basis may seem mundane. But you can easily turn such routine activities like showering into an opportunity for indulgence and luxury. There are numerous ways to infuse inexpensive luxury into your self-care time. You can try making a homemade facial mask using readily available ingredients like avocado, oatmeal, and honey. Alternatively, you can switch your usual makeup remover for something like coconut oil. Not only does coconut oil smell amazing, but it also leaves a lush feeling on your skin. There are numerous natural ingredients you can use in place of expensive over-the-counter masks.
Upgrade Your Wardrobe With Reasonably Priced Fashion
You don’t have to break the bank buying new overpriced outfits and accessories. Try making a list of some essential staples that you already have. Spend on some quality pieces, such as leather sneakers or an exquisite trench coat. Avoid most of the trendy fast fashion because they often look cheap but never last long. Additionally, keep in mind that you don’t have to purchase your nicest items new. Look for online apps and consignment pieces that sell at a bargain. You can be sure that you won’t miss people trying to get rid of high quality, slightly used fashion items.
In a nutshell, upgrading your lifestyle doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you make the upgrades while considering you current means and future financial goals, you can be certain that you won’t feel the pinch.