“I can spy the most expensive item on any rack, without looking at the tag. I like to believe that this is my spiritual gift.” anon.
How do you know if you have expensive taste? There are many videos and additional resources giving advice on expensive tastes from how to dress expensive, to look expensive, and attain a so-called “expensive” lifestyle; and while acquiring expensive tastes can be taught, there are also those who have an affinity for expensive taste. Either way, there are tell-tale signs that reveal one’s taste, acquired or innate.
Before continuing to share what the telltale signs are that you have expensive taste, it is important for me to note that for the purpose of this post, “expensive taste” does not merely refer to expensive items. While expensive items may exude luxury, this is not an indicator of quality; hence, going forward, “expensive taste” will refer to quality items with a tendency towards luxury, or elegant, luxury lifestyle, as we well know that there are quality items that are not considered luxury.
In identifying matters of expensive taste, there is a gift for spotting the finer things of life, simple or grand, that crosses culture, class, and custom. There is an understanding of what is sterling in truth and in the world. This affinity for expensive taste also tends to be reflected in holding one’s self to higher standards, clear principles, and morals and ethics, forging a unique life and way of living.
Does any of this sound like you, yet? See if you or someone you know has any of these telltale signs of expensive taste.
Your eye catches details
It’s always in the details where we find things are revealed with subtle nuances. Delicate finishings. Intricate patterns. A glint from a fine piece of metals or gems. The beautiful, unusual, simple, and unique easily distract and pull your attention. The eye is a powerful tool for one with expensive taste.
You pick out the most expensive item—no matter what it is
Now, this doesn’t mean that you necessarily must pick out the most expensive item, but you generally do. If not 99.9% of the time. It is indeed a gift. As there is not always all that meets that eye, a guiding intuition is a keen partner to the eye. A rare antique find. An unknown artist (about to reach stardom). A pure jade bracelet. You know what you like and you find it easily. There is an exception for modern or contemporary items that have fluctuating value. For the most, traditional luxury and classic items are easily recognized.
Your palette is refined
You have a taste for delicacies be it artisan cuisine, fine cuts, or local hot spots. With the exception of rare fast food cravings, the majority of the time you are dining fine; in grandeur at a Michelin star restaurant, an upscale dining spot on the town, or humbly at home with a well-cooked meal.
You carry an air of grace and sophistication
This is not to be confused with the “model walk” or filling a room with entitlement or arrogance. In exemplifying an expensive lifestyle, a person not a part of the lifestyle or understanding of it incorrectly assumes the person is being “bougie,” elitist, or uppity; but, if the “air is right” so to speak, anyone would be charmed by your presence. The air is a combination of what’s working on the inside (good) showing out on the outside. This can be confidence, holding one’s self to a higher standard, contentment in life, and the list can go on. In this manner, people don’t take you like everyone else.
You appreciate the arts
The arts have been and will more than likely be an indicator of refined living. The wealthy, aristocratic, and high-educated have utilized arts for numerous reasons, not limited to financial security, status display, and knowledge authority. One with an appreciation for the arts is bound to have polished taste and a mind sure to intrigue. Art appreciation can function as a display of one’s character, exposure to culture, social navigation, and education level.
These telltale signs are large generalities, with smaller subtleties being varied and many. Though one may exhibit these telltale signs, that does not necessarily mean that they are living an expensive lifestyle. A person with expensive taste can live an opulent or modest lifestyle, still surrounding themselves with quality that best suits them. What are your telltale signs or what would you add?