What does your wallet say about you (besides your wealth)?

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People say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, though we all know the reality.

What you wear does send a certain signal to others that affects how they perceive you.

Rightly or wrongly, your wallet can also be sending signals.

What do you want your wallet choice to convey about you?

Accessorizing is important and also displays your personality. A wallet, though mostly hidden, is a great way to accessorize and get your personal style on point.

In this article I will go over what the different types of wallets may say about you.


If you are always looking for the best wallet brands and only the right name will do then you surely fit into this category.

Luxury wallets made out of well crafted materials show a certain panache and appreciation of the finer things in life.

Is that how people perceive you when they see you pulling a Kenneth Cole from your pocket? They probably get a sense that you have pride in your appearance. Not only that, but that you have enough money to spend on maintaining that appearance.

Function Over Form

One of the joys of being practical is not wasting any brain space trying to figure out what people are thinking about you.

Not that people won’t be sizing you up when they see your no frills, functional wallet. In fact, you may be attracting exactly the right attention.

Somebody who loves to travel and values experiences over material things may see your wallet and realize that you will probably make for a great travel partner.

Beyond Minimalist

Does your wallet send out the wrong impression? If you have a ratty old wallet, then probably.

Now, there are a lot of positives about being a DIYer, but making a wallet out of duct tape may simply convey that you’re a cheapskate. That may be an extreme example, but you can be a minimalist that does have some fashion sense and still put out a vibe that says that you swim against the mainstream.

The most important thing is to at least upgrade to something that does fit your personality and values when your wallet is starting to fall apart.

Which Category Are You In?

As you can see, there is a different type of wallet for just about every personality.

Which one are you?

Are you the type that doesn’t feel the need to show off with a luxury brand wallet? Instead, you could show how non conformist you are by the choice of wallet.

Even if you are the type that enjoys showing off your fine leather accessories, you’ll still need to find the right brand that can be used to show that you have an eye for the finer things.

It’s interesting what something as simple as a way to carry your cash and cards can do for your overall image. As is often the case for most things, nothing is ever as simple as it looks.


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