5 Fashion Rules EVERY Woman Should Know


I’m now a Certified Image Consultant
and there are some tips that I want to share with you in this video.
If you stay until the end, you will actually find out the most important
fashion styling tip that actually people tend to neglect and
it’s not what you think. So make sure you watch until the end. Welcome back to my channel, my dear elegant ladies. I just came back from London as
you saw in the previous video. For those of you who
didn’t see that video, I am now a Certified Image Consultant. I literally just got back a few days ago
from London where I got trained in the color, makeup and personal
fashion styling. Ladies, I cannot wait until I can share all of
this knowledge with you and especially for my students. If you’re interested
in joining my online training program, visit www.SchoolOfAffluence. com. In 2020, I have a lot of exciting things
happening in my online finishing school, so make sure you stay tuned for that. But meanwhile, I will be sharing bits and pieces here
on my channel and there were five things that I really wanted to
present with you in this video. There are actually so many more things
that I learned when I was in London. I had literally aha moment after
aha moments after aha moments. I learned so many things and I could
probably do a whole course on everything that I learned. But at the same
time, I don’t want to overwhelm you, which is why I want to present five
digestible things that you really should think about when you style
yourself and when you go shopping. So let’s begin to number one and this
one is not going to really come as a big surprise for you. The reason for that is, how many times haven’t you heard me talk about dress for your body shape? Make sure your clothes fit properly, have clothes that are tailored for your
body because that’s really how you are going to look expensive and you’re
going to look elegant this way. I need to really stress once more about
how important it is to actually dress for your body shape. It is the second most important when it
comes to choosing what clothes you’re wearing. So why dressing for your body shape
gets a little bit neglected is because people assume that
whatever is in the shops, you can pretty much wear as long
as you manage to fit it on you. But that’s not really the case because
you have to start thinking about the shape of the garments and does it go
accordingly to your own body shape? It’s not only necessarily
about does it fit well, it’s also about what does it enhance?
What does it camouflage? Does it work in favor for your body
or is it just making you look worse? Maybe it makes you look bigger,
fatter, bulkier, chunkier. Maybe really put an accent on where
you don’t want to have an accent. As an example, very common body type is the hourglass
and it’s actually probably the most luckiest body type. Because an hourglass
can pretty much wear everything. Well, not everything. So when you dress yourself and
you have an hourglass body shape, so you have a curve, you have
a beautiful natural curve, you have a defined waist, and let’s say you put on this massive
bulky sweater that are pretty trendy right now. You do not put any accents on your waist, which actually gives you a
slimming effect. Instead, you bulk up and you end
up looking, I dunno, two size bigger than you actually are. That is a very common practice right
now in fashion and I don’t really think that would give you any favors.
Same for instance, if you are a rectangle body shape, meaning that you might not have a very
defined waist, you’re very much straight. Now for you, it will be very tricky to wear clothing
that really put emphasis on the waist when it becomes very obvious that
you are very much straight there. You don’t want people to see that.
Now, on the contrary, you could actually create an illusion
by having clothing that maybe have cinch that kind of gives you that illusion
that you have a waist. Now that would be, for instance, the correct way for a rectangle body
shape to find clothes that will be flattering on her. So you
see what I’m going ladies, body shape and dressing
for your body shape, it is a jungle and it’s not a very
straightforward practice. For that reason, I will be really taking into account, body shapes in future teachings
that I do here on my channel. Because I have now understood how important it is
and not every garment suits everybody. So you really have
to take that into account, especially when you get
fashion advice from people. Let’s stay a little bit with body shapes
and move on to number two. But here, I’m actually talking about the scale.
Meaning, are you petite, average or a tall woman? Of course,
petite and tall, those who are, you know what your issues are.
And of course, there are some pretty basic
things that we kind of all know. The lucky people are of course the
average because they can pretty them much, get away again with everything,
just like the hourglasses do. But going back to the
tall and petite ones, you really have to start thinking
about small details. Like for instance, do you think a petite can wear large prints
and do you think a tall woman should wear small prints? The answer is no.
It should be the reversed. Same goes for instance, if
you have an evening clutch, would you say that a petite lady
can wear a larger evening clutch? Would you think that it will do a tall woman a favor
if she had a small evening clutch? No. You have to balance out the proportions
of things and there are so many small details that you must think about. And this video is not going to kind
of give your every single detail. There will be future videos
and content on these topics, but I want you to start being aware of
these things because it’s incredibly important and this is not something
that we usually think about immediately. Number three, not all materials will be suitable
for all people and all lifestyles, and all body shapes. Yep. We are getting even more
complicated now. For instance, my favorite material, which is silk.
It does not work on everybody. For instance, let’s say you
are a bit more voluptuous, it might be tricky for you to wear silk
in the way that it’s flattering on you. Silk can really show a lot. Let’s say,
you’re wearing a silk skirt. It can get really tricky because silk can
really show things like cellulite for instance. Another thing, if we go
back to the hourglass body shape. They for instance, because they are usually curvy
and they can be slim and curvy, and they can be more full and curvy. So now I’m referring to
people of all kinds of sizes, but as long as they
have an hourglass shape, hourglass should always think about
having flexible material. For instance, like jersey, things that stretches
because they have that natural curve. An hourglass should not be wearing stiff
material because that won’t really fit her well on her curves or move along
well, when she moves her limbs. On the country, for instance, going
back to the rectangle as an example. I know we’re talking a lot
about hourglass and rectangles, but I just think that they’re quite good
examples in this case because they’re very straightforward. We can go quite complicated and start
talking about triangles and inverted triangles, and apples and pears, all of those. Let’s just focus on the things where we
have to start shifting our mindset in terms of how we look at clothes and
how we dress ourselves. So going back, a rectangle as an example,
she on the contrary, should definitely wear a little bit
more stiffer materials because that will kind of help her not emphasize too much,
the fact that she’s very, very much straight. It will look more natural for her body shape, the fact that she might have much more
stronger material. Number four, ladies. And actually now I am going to tell you
the most important thing that you should think about when you dress yourself. But don’t switch off just yet because
there’s actually one important point after this point that is a
little bit of connected. So I had to really present this
point first. Now number four, the color is the most important
when you dress yourself. Why is that? Of course, we all knew
that we have our favorite colors. We have colors that are perhaps look
a little bit better in us and so on. But in this training program,
I ended up studying color analysis. I literally had a whole week just focused
on color theory and testing colors on people. I had volunteers that I sat with,
that I draped and put all kinds of colors on and understood. Okay, so these color
work on this type of people and this, on these and so-and-so, and
it was really interesting. I had so many aha moments when it
comes to color. Because I am somebody, I must say, I didn’t really wear color as I should have. And I’m now referring to my black phase
that I went through. I actually wore black only more or less
for about two years and black is not a color that really works on that many people.
Yet, almost everybody, this is what they’re
wearing most of the time. Black is a color that usually suits
better on darker ladies because it doesn’t wash them out, their skin tone
as it does on lighter ladies. People like me with my type of
blonde hair and light skin tone, should not wear black. The darkest we can go is a light
navy but not as dark as black. And if you look into my wardrobe,
50% of my clothes are black. So yes, it’s going to be a lot of shopping.
Moving onwards, I really need to do a big closet cleanse. I have been very modest when it comes
to wearing color and the reason for that is I went through my black phase. I got so tired of my black clothes
that I ended up only wearing like beige clothes and I’m probably on my
second year of wearing beige mostly. Now I’m getting a little
bit tired of that as well. And the reason why I didn’t end up going
so much for colors is because I found it very difficult to understand
what colors are my colors. So now that I have this
proper color training, then of course I’m definitely going
to be buying loads of colorful clothes moving onwards. I really can’t wait
because I’ve had a black phase, a beige phase, now I’m ready for
color and actually baby blue, the one that I’m wearing today
is one of my best colors. It’s one of those colors that
are the most flattering on me. It makes people see my face.
It doesn’t wash my face out, it doesn’t change my
skin tone or hair color. It brings out my eyes and it
just looks very flattering. So that’s how you have to look
at when you’re choosing color. Not all colors will work on everybody. At this color training that I did, we were working with about 135
different color shades. Of course, you can have even more shades than that, but that’s a pretty good
baseline to start from. From this 135 colors, you have approximately 42
colors that work good on you. And then you can actually narrow it
down even more to something that becomes more like your wow colors, colors that really work the best on you.
Ultimately ladies, you want to buy those colors,
those wow colors. You want to have colors that
really make you pop, I dunno, really makes you glow. A big color mistake that
people do is like I said, wear black and black
washes a lot of people out, meaning that it’s a
very domineering color. You end up seeing the color instead of
seeing the person behind and we really have to take that into account. So maybe the little black dress is not
always necessarily the best dress for everybody. But it is better than, for instance, having a color that makes you
look ill and trust me ladies, there are colors that can be so
extremely unflattering on people. As an example, if you are a red head, pink is probably the worst
color you can ever wear. There are other colors as well that literally makes
a person turns green in their face. So there’s a lot of these type of
details that I learned during my image consulting training. And hold your horses, I have one more point for you and that’s
number five and it actually goes a bit hand in hand with color.
Because now we’re talking makeup. The importance of really choosing either
a warm tone or a cool tone in your makeup and we’re talking everything,
blusher, foundation, eye shadow, we’re talking lipsticks, definitely
lipsticks, very important. I always knew that whenever you
choose a foundation for instance, or concealer or powder, anything that has to blend in
with your own skin complexion. You really have to take into account if
you have a yellow tone or a pink tone. But I never really saw it as, is it a warm tone or cold tone? And that was a major aha moment for me because actually, now we understand why red
lipsticks can look so different. We all know red can have different
shades but not all shades of red will be suitable for you because some red colors
can be of a cool nature and some red colors
can have a warm tone to them. And this is why you’d really need to know, do you have a warm skin tone or
do you have a cold skin tone? And whenever you do a color analysis,
like the one I just mentioned, number four, when you go and get your colors checked
to see what kind of clothes to buy and so on, you will also find out
what kind of makeup to buy. Should you go for cold makeup or should
you go for warm makeup? I, for instance, I have a cool tone. So now I really
understand that those coppery, peachy type of warm lipsticks, they were never going to work on me. I need something with the
cool undertone and now, I know it’s just going to make my life
so much easier to go and choose makeup. Because you know, whenever you walk into
the makeup section and you see all those lipsticks, more or less looking to save,
you have no idea which one to pick. But now I know and see now, which
one are warm, which one are cool, something you get from an image
consultant training. Ladies, this has been really a
big eye-opener for me. I have so many more tips
like this and trust me, we will be going more
in depth on such topics. But I wanted to start the thinking process
for you and that you start thinking about these things. So if you
haven’t subscribed to my channel, now is the time to do so. If you really want to educate yourself in style, fashion, and high society,
don’t forget to also to visit www.SchoolOfAffluence.com if you want to join
my online training program. Now I do want you to have a look at my
other video about fashion, where I talk about which designer bags
are not very elegant. But don’t worry ladies, there will be soon coming out a video
with elegant designer bags. But meanwhile, go and have a look at that
video and I will see you there.

100 comments

  1. Thank you for watching! Which was the most important tip for you? Do you have a tip with the help of which you’ve elevated your whole look? Share in the comments below! Also, watch my related video These Luxury Bags Are NOT Classy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN_Q2izktzA&list=PLLtTVHnRmkJkulziRD_BQpOSdQ04BOwic&index=4

  2. For someone pale and low contrast between skin, eyes and hair color dark grey would look very flattering. This blue looks so good on you, I think baby pink would be one of the best colors too.

  3. Kibbe body types, knowing your ''season'', and your bodyshape, as well as looking up makeup tips for your specific features (like application for hooded eyes for instance, or best eyeshadow colors for your eye color) can really go a long way to help define your best look!

  4. As a strawberry blonde, I find that I actually do look good in pink as long as it's a soft, pale tone pink. A cooler, darker pink doesn't look good on me.

  5. Love your enthusiasm for sharing all this. You do look lovely in that light baby blue, but please don't rush to buying it for head to toe, you will get tired of that soon too! What matters is the colour that is close by your face. Simple neutrals are the most elegant and versatile for clothes etc, topped with your best colour close to your face, to concentrate people's attention. So maybe just add to your beiges and pale greys with some baby blue, such as luxurious scarfs in silks and cashmere? Oooh the pleasures of Winter…

  6. I think I already know about skin under tones and colors according to our tones BTW I like your tips all time gud luck ✌️

  7. Goodness Ana!!! This year you have accomplished SO MUCH! I am SO PROUD AND HAPPY for you. I love watching your channel and your content is 100% SOLID! What an amazing journey 2019 has been. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  8. Women of color particularly black African woman can wear most all colors, facts. And variations of pink red shadows look so good too 😍. Great video thank you.

  9. Please do a video on how to manage an “average” social/family background with a new higher lifestyle (questions, judgements, etc) thanks ! xx

  10. Love that you will be making more videos on styling and fashion. I find most of current bloggers are just a copy and paste of one another. About body type, I am an hourglass and it was not untill recently I have heard we are the "lucky" ones. I have always strugled to find proper fitting clothing. It wasn't until I was 25 or 26 that I started to figure out what works for me or not. I wouldn't say we could wear pretty much everything since most of the time I go shopping and scan the racks, I mentally eliminate 70% of the clothing, just because it would not fit me well.

  11. Dear Anna, your English is like music to my ears🥰 Could listen to you for hours) you are such inspiring person! Thank you so much🤗

  12. Ladies, please don't try to "correct" your rectangle/pear/whatever body shape into an hour glass. Instead go with your body's natural lines! I recommend body type series by Aly Art on Youtube for understanding this principle which will make you feel much more like yourself and at ease with your shape

  13. I started wearing mostly black when I put on some pounds. My mother objected. She had the cutest saying, "black attracts everything but money and men". lol I think she was trying to help me after I became a widow. Your videos are adding much more resolution to her advice.

  14. Ana I am so happy that you are developing your skills in color and body shape! You may also be interested in watching Aly Art and Merriam Style to further refine your knowledge. Merriam, especially.

  15. Please do a video on color analysis I would like to know how to decide what colors are good for me thank you so much for your videos they are so helpful

  16. Dressing for body shape and choosing the right size is very crucial. Some people are out here and can’t breath 😂😂😂😂

  17. Black looks good on “deep cool” people. That can include very light skin and dark hair and eyes. It looks beautiful in light skin as long as hair is also dark. Think of Anne Hathaway.

  18. Wa0 I feel left out, I'm an inverted triangle, big boobies but no hips at all 😭 how am I supposed to look like a billion bucks?

  19. Congratulations on your new certification! I enjoyed this content very much. I would love to hear your thoughts on dressing an apple shape.

  20. What colors would you think suit a neutral tone, light skin Asian? I know purple doesn’t suit me as it clashes with yellow.

  21. Cool and warm undertones are also for clothes not only for make up though. I love that topic and am so thankful that you want to teach us

  22. Silk is a fiber which can be used in various types of fabrics. From watching your videos, I gather the type of silk fabric you like is a silk charmeuse, which is very soft, shimmery & drapey- definitely elegant! From experience, I agree that it is not a fabric suited for every figure type and climate. Silk as a fiber can be used in numerous fabric types, like knits and wovens, even in fabric blends- with wool, for example- to give a luxurious effect to a garment and possibly be enhancing for a tricky figure type.

  23. I’m hourglass and I’ve never been able to find a well fitting silk blouse. It always gaps or pulls, or looks like pajamas

  24. 5️⃣ Fashion Rules Every Women
    Should Know

    1. Dress for your body shape
    2. Dress for your height
    3. Wear suitable fabric
    4. Get your color right
    5. Know your skin tone

  25. Hello my sweet Anna Bey.
    Forgive me that i am changing the subject on this post with my comment. I woke up this morning and could not find the couple of videos i watched last night about when you had 2 interviews.
    That being said, here are comments and observations from those two very short videos.
    Going into the video where the woman was in red. I could see her face was ready to attack you from before they even introduced you. It was obvious that none of the 4 people that met you had watched even one episode of School of Affluence before the interview. If they did then they watched it with the wrong attitude to begin with. I have a question, did anyone else see that husband, that in his face, had they been alone his wife might have seen tears when she stroked his hair and pretended to "stroke his male ego". BUT did you see that it caught him off guard for the moment and his mind let him enjoy it.
    Find that video. Watch his face. He drank it in. You can see by his reaction that she does NOT treat him like that but he has such a desire for her to show him such affection.
    Who wouldn't.
    AND then i couldn't understand if you were upset to cry or holding back being explosive. But there were so many things that could have been said. I was hoping that instead of addressing the doubters, if you had kept your coolest Anna bring her forward, look right into the camera and begin by saying, My dear, beautiful ladies do you want the man of your dreams? Then this is what i can do for you…..!!! Leave the downers down and lift up the faithful.
    If you had been talking with single women instead of two married couples the interviews would have gone differently. I promise you that.
    Really i have so much more i could tell you Anna but not here. I hope that should you ever get a chance to have TV as a outlet then may you have more positive hosts.
    Peaceful day Anna dear.

  26. You have the best discussions & really are right about everything but, i think that you look beautiful in black & i think that it works on everyone. 🙂 SO true about the big, shapeless pieces but, sometimes, i think that it is so cute & quietly, effortlessly sexy for a woman to wear something like that because it shows that she is secure & doesn't always want her assets on display. I have heard guys say that they think that big slouchy sweatshirts or sweaters are so cute on a woman (if anyone cares what guys think,lol. We shouldn't care but, most of us do, don't we 🙂

  27. sometimes i like to be and look straight … but i've thought on doing breast aumentation. To look more hourglass…

  28. I need to show this video to everyone who have told me that elastic fabrics are tacky :') I'm hourglass shape, the more flexible the material is, the more flattering looks on me!

  29. Did you learn anything about neutral skin undertone? I have been seeking out what are the best color for myself and always receive a mix of answers. Makeup becomes a challenge and I typically go with jewel shades when in comes to clothing. However, the more I look into it, the more confuse I get. I am hoping your future videos can turn to towards the right direction.

  30. Anna, I❤️ your channel. I’m in your online school… I would like to know your height and your weight, if that question don’t bother you. Thanks 😊

  31. Im a mastr of colour Anna!! Let me give you some advice!

    Actually black looks great on blondes for its contrast but make sure you pair it with white or pale pink to tone down the harshness. Or white lace with black leather or velvet looks.

    Monochromes in grey and navy blue.

    On the opposite, true white looks absolutely gorgeous on blondes.

    In the jewel tones: neutral red and sapphire blue are amazing

    Pastel colours: the whole palette is perfect for blondes, baby blue is the star.

    From the greens: khaki, apple green and aqua green. Emerald is for redheads, dark skin tones or olive skintones.

    Autumn palette: rust is the king for blonds.

    Foil colours: silver and champaign.

    Hope its helpful!

  32. Once an old man stopped on the street to say that the pink blouse I was wearing was definitely my color and that I should always wear that color. I didn’t give it much thought but now everything is starting to make sense. 🤭

  33. lol the black thing is completely false. black looks good on white ppl bc it creates a contrast. white and beige can make us looks sick and plain. on the flip side white looks better on dark skin tones bc of said contrast. i feel u have some sort of resentment for the colour black but it truly is the most beautiful and sexy colour. idk i look horrible in most colours but when i put the black on my eyes stand out and my skin doesn't look so sickly. where as with white or even worse, beige, i look like a zombie.

  34. Thanks, Anna! I'm looking forward to more videos like this.

    I was told what "season" I am, but still get very confused about cool or warm.

  35. How to know if you have a cool or cold skin tone? Which colors look best on pale skin with blue eyes and brown hair girls?

  36. This is by far the most informative video I've seen in quite a while! Thank you! Look forward to your image consulting tips!

  37. Yes Anna, I realized that brown looks better on me than black! I look better in the bright warm shades of Spring or the light/mid warm tones of Autumn. It can be tricky identifying what shades are best for us…. Looking forward to more videos on this! 👌😊

  38. What a cool way to enrich your content and further your education. There is nothing better than taking in new ideas and sharing them and being inspired by being around other people with similar interests. Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

  39. I don’t think you can take colours too literally. Blacks ok if not right up against the face. Black is ok if a lot of skin is showing. I’d put you as a summer

  40. In flight attendant school they suggest black as a conservative choice and to develop your personality. There is no need for all the bells and whistles when you can reflect your inner respectable and elegant self.

  41. Thank you, Anna. I would love to enroll in that Image Consultant class in London. Not to make a career out of it but just to know more about what I am projecting out into the public. I have had mu colors done many years ago and I was told I was a Winter. My Wow colors tended to be jewel tones and very pale colors. For the most part I have stuck with that in my wardrobe, but every once in a while I will buy something else. I always hold it up to my face and make sure it doesn't turn my skin color green. I think I can wear most colors as long as they are on the cool side, reds have to be more blueish red than orange red. Even my make up has to be cool. I once tried on a warm shade and it turned my skin orange, I had to return it. Another You Tuber named Audrey Coyne once explained how you can have warm skin tones but are really a cool season. I think it had something to do with your veins. Her explanation was over my head, but interesting. Even though I am very pale skinned, I have more of a sallow or olive tone, but warm colors don't do well on me like coral, unless it is dark and more on the cool side. I can't wait for your upcoming videos. I wonder if our "colors" change as we age? I know I am getting paler as I age, even though I am coloring my grey hairs, I still wonder if the colors I should be wearing remain the same. One last thing, my mother recently passed away and I inherited many of her clothing. I did notice that her clothing was a very different pallet than I am use to. She was very peaches and cream skinned and colors like lavender and light grey brighten her skin. On me they just made me look like a corpse!

  42. 😑I think it is more important to focus on a more diverse body image than on “only thin and medium height is normal and pretty” and every other bodyshape should try to reach that. For example, Maybe some tall women really want to show off their broad shoulders and smaller breasts and for that love to wear an off-shoulder short boxy dress…or some women might love their petiteness and in an oversized sweaters they feel even more petite and ballerinesque…
    please stop promoting these stereotypes..woemen shouldnt dress to reach the standard body image by focusing on masking their” flaws”. We should Focus on the things we like about our bodies and build our outfits around that 🙂
    And speaking of colors:The color of your nails with that babyblue and coldpink-lipstick…meh😒

  43. Congrats on your new certification. I think this is so awesome and I know you learned some good information in LONDON! Yes sis! ✨

  44. I think you should take a diction course because the way you pronounce words isn't the correct way an educated woman speaks.

  45. One reason people wear a lot of black is because they consider it a "safe color" Colors say something. For example white=pure and innocent. Purple=spiritual. And so on. But black=safe. So that's why its so popular I believe.

  46. NO NO Pale colors look terrible on blonds. Like black, pale colors will wash you out. Rule of thumb, blonds should only wear "jewel" tones. Sapphire, emerald, ruby, garnet, topaz etc////.

  47. I have been sewing on a machine since I was 7. I learned color analysis in the 80's. I am also a cool tone. People can wear almost any color. The trick is choosing a warm or cool tint. I am a blue eyed redhead, and I wear pink quite often and well. It is the shade of color, that matters. These are excellent tips, for women to learn.

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