Do you have silk tastes but a polyester budget? Does a little part of you weep when you make a “sensible” purchase? Does your heart say, “Buy that luxury item!” while your head says, “Um, hello? Rent is due and you do enjoy having a place to live, right?”
Hey, you can’t deprive yourself forever. Thanks to these accessible luxury items, you can get a taste of the luxe life without going overboard. Put simply: “Treat yo’ self.”
Here are a few special little somethings from accessible luxury brands that’ll put a smile on your face — without draining your bank account.
Here’s a way to add a little luxury to something you use every day. Plenty of designers offer cute — and shockingly affordable — key rings. And hey, no one needs to know that the key dangling off that designer ring is for a 20-year-old hand-me-down jalopy.
If you live in a cold climate, you could argue that this purchase is a good investment. (Really, you can!) Soft cashmere socks will keep those toes toasty warm, and having that little bit of accessible luxury wrapped around your feet will most definitely put a spring in your step as you shovel snow.
You don’t have to break the bank on a designer table — but you can protect your lower-cost investment with some luxe coasters. Bonus: They are impressive, affordable luxury gifts for any housewarming parties you might attend.
Cara Lynn Shultz is a freelance writer/editor and the author of Spellbound, Spellcaster and The Dark World. She’s a proud graduate of Fordham University and has written for Billboard, Alternative Press, Bustle, Mode, Teen People, People, The Guardian, Us Weekly, Logo TV, Best of NJ and The Dodo as well as countless posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@caralynnshultz). Cara lives near her native New York City with her husband, son, and eight million other people, where she writes words. Sometimes sense make they.