I am currently writing this post while sipping on an $8 wine out of a plastic wine cup. I call it Bougie On A Budget.
There is such a negative connotation on the word bougie and about people who consider themselves bougie. I think a lot of that negativity often goes more towards black women, but that’s an entirely different discussion for another time. People often automatically associate bougie with being stuck up or see bougie women as the Regina George’s of the world. I think that movies and the misperceptions that are taken from said movies is the reason for this way of thinking.
Despite what you may think or what you may have seen people say on the internet, being bougie doesn’t equal being some stuck up person that just cares about the next expensive thing on the market. To get into it further, I’m providing 5 reasons why there’s nothing wrong with being bougie.
Bougie People Take Extra Care Of Themselves.
I think the first thing that’s thought of when you hear the word bougie is “high maintenance”, and honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that at all. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to take extra special care of yourself. I could be wrong, but I feel that everyone wants to feel like royalty at least once in their life by getting a full pampering treatment with facials, massages, mani-pedi’s, brows, hair, etc. Getting those things done may not be something you want to do as often or can afford to do as often (it’s very expensive to keep up), but you can’t blame anyone for doing so. I know that I personally feel like a bad bitch when I have everything done, and I aspire to join the bougie club with my maintenance routine (buy my eBook and click the ads please, thanks).
Bougie People Just Like To Enjoy The Finer Things In Life
Being part of the bougie club means that you truly just like enjoying the finer things in life and that’s not a crime. The reason why people work so hard is that they want better and to live the life they deserve. The same way goes for bougie people. They like to enjoy the finer things in life, but they also work to get those things and keep up the bougie lifestyle they live. I know something that might be a complaint from someone who’s not bougie is how materialistic bougie people seem. To me, it’s all about the quality. I would much rather enjoy spending time in a 5-star hotel with room service, complimentary robes, marble walls, and an immaculate view than your regular everyday hotel that just has average quality. I think striving for or just wanting more should be a goal that we all want, and again, that also doesn’t mean you have to aim for being in a 5-star hotel or owning the highest priced clothing. It’s just about the quality at the end of the day.
Bougie People Know Their Worth And Won’t Accept Any Less
As I just said, it’s all about quality at the end of the day and with that comes knowing your worth and accepting nothing less than the best quality. This doesn’t just qualify for items, but people as well. Bougie people know what they’re worth and wouldn’t dare to accept anything less than that. This especially goes for people who don’t provide quality in their lives, romantically and otherwise. Again, I think this is something that everyone should strive for. I think it becomes an issue sometimes when someone who’s bougie doesn’t settle on something that someone else maybe would’ve just settled on. They’re suddenly seen as extra or “doing the most”, but they just know what they deserve and have high expectations as they should.
Bougie People Like To Be Stylish And Chic
Do you know the person who shows up to an event with a casual dress code dressed down to the “T”? That would be your fellow bougie club member. Bougie people love to be stylish and chic no matter the dress code. I truly aspire to get on that level. Those are the people who you may see wearing something they’d wear to brunch just to make a run to the grocery store. They even look chic wearing sweats…some way, somehow. As much as I love wearing a big T-shirt and leggings, it just feels good to have on some fancy-looking lounge clothes. Bougie people experience this feeling on a daily and we should all stan honestly.
Bougie People Know How To Grab The Attention Of Others
Bougie people really know how to grab your attention without even trying. I think it’s everything that I just discussed that makes the perfect recipe for confidence. Think about it for a second. If you were dressed in your most stylish looks, had your extravagant self-care done, experience only the finest luxuries, and know that your worth is top-tier quality…would you not move like so? When you move like so, that’s when others begin to notice as well. The reason why bougie people are talked about is because they have the attention of others. I, personally, wouldn’t want people to just stare at me but I’d love to enter in any space as if I was on someone’s runway. The confidence is outstanding and what everyone should have within.
If you were someone who wasn’t a fan of people who were bougie or judged them based on social media, then I hope that I was able to help change your views. Bougie people have feelings just like everyone else. If nothing else, they teach you to accept nothing less than quality and to know your worth…lessons we all need to keep in mind.
Are you part of the bougie club? If so, have you ever been judged for it? If you’re not bougie, did you ever think negatively about people who are?
Let’s chat in the comments!