My dear elegant ladies, welcome back to my YouTube channel! Now this one is for all of you who want to be more elegant because today, I’m talking about those 10 Important Things an Elegant Lady
Never Would Wear. So before I start this video ladies, I want to be a little bit clear on one thing. Number 1 Here we would talk elegance. So I will be speaking about elegant fashion and what is appropriate elegant fashion. And in this video, we’re talking about those things
that you shouldn’t wear. So for that reason, I want to say those who feel easily offended to not watch this video if you feel somehow attacked because maybe you will be wearing one of these things or maybe you do not agree with my opinion. So spare my community your negative energy and move on to another video. But for those of you ladies who are part of my elegant ladies tribe, this video is for you. And I am going to avoid certain clichés that I know are very kind of common that we always speak about whenever we say do not wear this, do not wear this if you want to be classy. And those things are like ugg boots, leggings, clothes with a lot of logos, showing a lot of skin like cleavage and so on. So I’m not going to mention those things because I’m sure you all are tired of hearing them. I’m going to focus on 10 other things that I really want you to pay attention to because, who knows maybe you haven’t thought about that that particular item is actually downgrading your entire elegant appearance when you want to come across as a lady. And for those of you who are new to my channel, My name is Anna and I run an online finishing school called School of Affluence. I teach women elegance and high society skills. So if you want to have this transformation just visit www.SchoolofAffluence.com So the number one thing a lady never would wear and this is actually, a pet peeve of mine because I do not understand this whenever I see it and I see it everywhere. In some countries more than others, I don’t want to mention which ones but I’m sure you probably know, I’m talking about wearing your gym clothes when you’re not doing sports, when you’re not at the gym, when you’re running around in town doing your errands wearing yoga pants or worst of all being in an airplane and travel short haul, long haul, whatever. Being at the airport wearing your yoga pants. Why? Can you please explain the logic? Yes, perhaps they are comfortable but they’re not the most comfortable piece of trousers one could wear. There are many other more comfortable trousers that are actually even more stylish and chic and actually, are meant for whatever occasion it is that you’re in, but you decided to wear these yoga pants instead. Which does not make sense because this is, you know, they’re there for sports. They’re not there for kind of everyday life. People have just become so lazy. They don’t want to make that effort. They don’t want to put on proper clothes and do their hair and look representable. No proper elegant lady would wear sports clothes when she’s not doing sports. Number two and this is a classic one. But it’s worth repeating because even though we are in 2019, soon 2020, I still see the bandage dress in places and I don’t understand why. It is so incredibly, number 1, out of fashion, Number 2, no lady would ever wear
a bandage dress because it just goes against the whole principle of what the bandage dress does. It usually shows a lot of cleavage, a lot of legs. It’s very like figure shaping and you just put everything on display. The bandage dress really has
a cheap kind of signature to it. So no matter if the woman is affluent or she is not affluent or she is, whoever she is, if she’s wearing a bandage dress, she lowers her appearance. She cheapens her appearance
and it’s a big no no for anybody who really wants to be a true lady. Number 3 And I’m not a big fan of juvenile fashion. But, the crop top is so juvenile
and no matter how old you are, I don’t think you should wear the crop top. They’re not classy ladies. I don’t even think if you’re a teenager,
you should wear the crop top. It looks very high street fashion and when I say that, I mean, it looks very cheap. Crop tops for me resemble like Forever 21, H&M, Topshop. That’s what I think when I see the crop top. Because I know that usually
these high street fashion brands, kind of mass-market shops, they’re the high producers of this crop tops
and people like to wear them with like leggings or jeans. Nothing very stylish or luxurious or affluent. So that kind of explains why I don’t like it. Plus it tends to show a bit of skin,
not necessarily in a flattering place for everybody. So it’s really important to stay away
from the crop top if you want to be elegant. However, I do need to tell you
that there are exceptions for crop tops. Because actually there are a
few crop tops that are elegant. And those are usually in a combined outfit
with a matching skirt or matching trousers. And they’re always high waisted. So it could be maybe over nicer material,
it could be more tailored, more luxurious fabrics than the kind of usual
cheap crop top, kind of cotton ones. So those are actually OK. But, those are an exception.
So make sure you know the rule. But before I continue ladies, I have a free gift for you. It’s a free cheat sheet that
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cheat sheet after this video at www.classycheatsheet.com All right so moving on. Number 4 Cartoon prints or prints with animals. And I’m not talking animal print now. So what do I mean with cartoon prints? I mean if you have a bit of juvenile clothing with prints of Mickey Mouse, Snoopy, Betty Boop, Hello Kitty, or maybe you like to print animals on your clothing and maybe have a flamingo
or you like to have butterflies. You get my message. All of these look very juvenile
and they do not make a lady look ladylike. I personally do not find this
type of garments attractive, whatsoever. But hey, people are different
and cultures are different too. In some cultures Hello Kitty is a big thing. So I’m not trying to insult anybody. However, I do think that even
in casual clothing like pajama, like your home clothes,
stay away from all these cartoon prints and childish flamingos, and lions and bears. Whatever it is. Just embrace being a lady
because that’s a lot of fun too. Number 5 So if you’re following me on Instagram and you’re a religious watcher of my stories which is actually where you get to know me on a more personal level, you will probably notice that
you don’t really see me wear T-shirts very often. And the reason for that is, T-shirts are for me, and for an elegant wardrobe,
not appropriate everyday wear. It’s not appropriate to wear a T- shirt
in the office or when you’re out for dinner, or socializing or going to some party. T-shirts are very laid back and very casual garments. I would say, maybe as a home garment,
it would be maybe OK, depending on the look of the T-shirt. But you know, a lot of them
are also not even appropriate for home wear. Potentially, I would say, definitely
wear a T-shirt if you’re, you know, moving house, if you’re digging in the garden, if you’re doing some work
where you can easily dirty yourself and you need to be a little bit robust and put on your jeans and T-Shirt type of thing. Then yes, T-shirt is very much appropriate. But if you want to be elegant,
if you want to dress well and look good, get yourself away from the jeans
and T-shirt mentality because it’s too casual. It’s not chic and it’s not going to elevate you. We also have this trend with like these Gucci
T-shirts and this Balmain and all kinds of brands. And for me, that just looks cheap and
tacky and nothing an elegant lady would wear. So a trend does not
necessarily translate that it’s elegant. Always keep that in mind. Number 6. Ripped jeans. Whoever invented the ripped jeans fashion, question, Why? Why? What is beautiful with ripped jeans
and especially when there’s many rips? It’s not sophisticated. It looks tacky. It looks cheap. It looks horrible, actually. But, hey, some people like it. So if that’s your style, fine. But, personally, if you want to be sophisticated,
ripped jeans do not belong in this category. As we’re speaking of ripped jeans, let’s just speak about number 7,
which are the jeans shorts. Now jean shorts are very popular in summer because
they’re short, they’re light, easy to wear, easy to mix and match and so on. But, actually the kind of blue denim jean shorts, I personally feel can look a little bit too casual
and I don’t really recommend wearing them. If you want to be sophisticated. I personally like jean shorts
sometimes but I would wear more color like white. I think white in jeans,
always look more sophisticated than the denim blue. So if you cannot let go of your jeans,
of your obsession to jeans, then at least, go white. That will definitely make you look
more expensive than when you just wear denim blue. And as a side note, when it comes
to the shape of the jeans shorts. Because you know, there are many different ones. Do not go all hot pants on me here please. Look somehow, pull together. There are some nice, you know.
I really like high waisted jean shorts. A little bit 70s style. I don’t like those with the rips
and the Daisy Dukes and the hot pants.
And the ones that show a little bit too much. So you know. Keep it. Keep it nice.
Keep it classy even if you go in the jean shorts direction. Number 8 Bags with wear and tear. So we might have our favorite bag and we might have a hard time giving it up whenever it starts to look like rags. Ladies, when your bag is losing its shape,
is fading the color, is having threads poking out, or you know, leather is starting to get rubbed off, especially in the corners
you know, in the bottom of the bag. Things like that are very common
when a bag has aged, when the bag has kind of expired. And expired bag belongs in the cemetery.
And it’s time to let it go. Because you have to understand this, a bag for a woman is everything. It’s the woman’s status symbol.
And if you have a bag that looks like rags that is very worn out and looks very shabby,
no matter if it’s a designer or how much it cost, it’s going to downgrade your overall appearance.
It’s not going to do you any favors, even though, it’s a designer bag.
So let it go. Do not wear bags that look shabby. Wear bags that look brand
new or at least well taken care of. Once they expire,
life goes on to another bag. So, it’s not all too bad, right? Number 9 And this is my Listen, I was a 90’s girl. I was a teenager in the 90’s
and I cannot stand the 90’s. Not because of that,
but even in the 90’s, I didn’t dress 90’s. However, there is this horrible
grunge trend that is happening and that has been happening actually
for a few years now in fashion. And still, it’s there and it’s sticking
like glue and so hard to, we see it everywhere. It’s kind of like the “cool thing” to wear right now.
If you’re not wearing 90’s, you’re not cool. You are an old lady like me here,
standing here. Preaching how ugly it is. But really, I do not like 90’s.
And there is nothing elegant with 90’s. Do you think a bomber jacket
or these tights cycling, what do you call of cycling, do you think they’re elegant?
Or like all these choker necklaces, we’re actually not seeing them as much anymore.
Or the athletic wear Oh, my gosh!
The whole tracksuit trends! Please! I’m bleeding from my eyes literally here. No, but OK. I know a lot of you probably wear it.
So, hey, shoot me. But, listen. This is what I think and
I can tell you one thing. Not even in the 90’s the, the ladies, that were elegant wear them. So, obviously, in 2019, an elegant lady
wouldn’t wear any clothes like that. Because they’re just not elegant. They look shabby. They look juvenile. They look, I don’t know.
They look very high street to me. They look cheap.
Sorry but they do. I don’t know.
It does not look affluent. It does not belong in high society.
Even though it’s a very hot trend and you will see high society women wearing it. But not all high society women,
just a tiny group. But you will see it. It’s not my thing. But it’s up to you whether you’re
going to have a little revival to the 90’s. I just hope 80’s does not come back. Because I’m just gonna cry even more. Now lastly, I’ve spoken about this in a previous video,
but I’m going to mention it again. Elegant ladies do not wear clothes
that have creases, anything wrinkly, anything that needs ironing. Elegant ladies, do not step outside
their house wearing creased clothes. Please do tattoo this on your arm
because I still see this happening a lot. And I don’t understand why?
Because really it’s such a basic thing. But I think people are just being lazy. And this is the thing, when you want to be sophisticated
and elegant, you cannot afford being lazy. You really have to step up your game.
You have to walk the little extra mile. So that means, investing in something like this
and actually, use it. And no this is not sponsored. This is just my best friend that
I wanted to introduce you in this video. I bought it on Amazon. If you want I can link it below. But I literally travel everywhere with this thing. It’s a hand-held steamer. I also use it at home.
Instead of buying the really large big ones, you know. But, listen ladies. This makes me look like a sophisticated
decent person and it will definitely make you too. I use it every time. I always make sure
I steam my clothes before wearing it. If there are any, like,
even one tiny, little crease, I will steam it. It is that important
because it does affect your overall look. If you’re there with wrinkled clothes,
it will just downgrade your appearance. A little bonus one because actually we already went
through all the 10 pointers that I wanted to give you. But I do have one more. And I have spoken about this in a previous video.
But it is a friendly reminder, ladies. Please if you want to look elegant
and ladylike, wear tailor-made clothes. Wear clothes that are somehow perfectly suited for your body shape because it can really make it or break it. For instance, I wanted to
show you in this video this example of mine. So this is a dress that I got from Marimo Fashion. It’s an Estonian brand and I’m actually a big lover for Eastern European small kind of hidden brands. I find that they always do
very feminine clothing and you know. I’m all about femininity. But what I like about this dress is actually
it’s very high quality and very very good material. It actually does not crease or anything. This is what I want to say about tailoring. So this dress, because this brand,
they actually offer tailor-made clothes. They sell both ready sizes to wear. But they also sell a lot of
clothes which they fit according to your body. And I love it. Because really, it’s just perfect. It’s not too big. It’s not too small. It makes you look more expensive as a result. And yes, ladies sometimes it costs more. But you know what, I really find that it’s such a well worth investment. Because you can see it
when somebody walks in the room with an expensive garment and somebody who doesn’t. It’s all about the fabrics. It’s all about the fit. It’s all about the colors and loads of other things that I talk about in my classy cheat sheets, How To Look Expensive. It’s a free guide. And I want you to download it
straight now after this video. www.classycheatsheet.com and get it. It will definitely help you next time when you’re choosing outfits, when you’re going shopping and when you’re just styling yourself. Now you have to watch the video
that I made previously called, Fashion Mistakes Beginner Girls Do in High Society where you will get more tips on what to do and what not to do. So I will see you in that video and make sure you subscribe before leaving my channel.