THEY make up approximately 95 per cent of our wardrobes – but according to dating expert Anna Bey, our impressive collection of leggings, T-shirts and skinny jeans is what’s stopping us from bagging a “classy” guy.
Elegance coach Anna Bey revealed the common clothing items that make women look ‘common’Credit: Youtube / School Of Affluence
The Swedish matchmaker – who lives in London – claimed that baggy T-shirts are an absolute no-go while skinny jeans will make you blend into the crowd.
Instead, Anna said you can instantly make an outfit look more expensive by throwing a hat into the mix while a belt can add “flavour and femininity”.
Leggings, skinny jeans and baggy T-shirts are ‘common’
In order to stand out from the crowd, Anna says single women should push themselves out of their comfort zones when it comes to their wardrobe in order to attract a man of class.
She recommended avoiding blue jeans and ankle bootsCredit: Youtube / School Of Affluence
She also said loose t-shirts were a fashion faux pasCredit: Youtube / School Of Affluence
She said: “Don’t wear what all the plain Janes out there are wearing, ladies. I’m talking about clothes that are so incredibly common that when you wear it you look like every other Joe out there.
“We don’t want to look boring, we don’t want to look dull and that’s why we avoid what everyone else is wearing.”
Specifically, Anna says you should avoid pairing blue skinny jeans with ankle boots, leggings, Levi shorts, t-shirts and mom jeans.
“When you look a little bit different, a little bit better, that’s when you’re going to look more effortlessly expensive and put together,” Anna said. “Because the general masses – they don’t look like that.”
She recommended avoiding denim jeans like theseCredit: Youtube / School Of Affluence
Make an outfit interesting with a belt
What’s more, Anna revealed how a couple of accessories – such as a belt or hat – can instantly make you look more sophisticated.
“In particular if you’re wearing a dress or skirt, wearing a belt makes sense,” she said. “But sometimes dresses or skirts can look a little bit dull if nothing is added to them.”
In order to match every outfit, Anna recommends having a selection of belts in different colours and textures to give your clothing a “pick me up”.
Anna said you can add interest to your outfit with a tonal beltCredit: Youtube / School Of Affluence
She continued: “What I really like about adding a belt is not only is it an accessory that adds flavour, but it also adds femininity.
“It creates a silhouette of a woman and accentuates her waist. But if you have a body shape that is more of an oval or apple, this is not going to work for you.”
Anna also claims that a hat can help you stand out in a crowd and make you look less ‘common’.
She said: “Most people forget to accessorise up here, which is why if you do that you’re going to first of all stand out, but you’re also going to discover this very quick hack of throwing something on your head and instantly you look more glamorous.”
A blow dry goes a long way
Anna says blow dries add ‘va-va-voom’ to your appearance
While you can’t go and get a blow-dry at a salon right this second, Anna says they’re worth the money when they open again as it’s an easy way to add some “va-va-voom” to your appearance.
She said: “I really believe that beautiful hair creates miracles for you and in particular for your overall look.
“Even if it’s not going to last you more than 48 hours. When you have a blow dry it is like wearing an accessory because your hair does so much for your whole appearance.
“You can wear something really basic but your hair is going to make you look like va-va-voom type of thing. If I could choose one thing that would make me look the most expensive it would definitely be a blow dry.”
Swap patterns for neutral colours
She warned women not to wear too many coloursCredit: Youtube / School Of Affluence
If you’re wanting to stand out in a crowd, it makes sense that you’d gravitate towards patterned or bright clothing – but Anna says this is the worst thing you can do if you want to look “elegant”.
She explained: “When I say wear minimal, I mean one colour, no prints, maybe even monochrome. Focus on clean lines in terms of how the styling goes.
“Play around mostly with neutral colours. That’s what makes the chicness come out and makes a person look more expensive.”
Warning women not to mix too many colours, Anna said: “Remember when I said do not dress like the masses, that’s exactly what you do when you start adding colour to your wardrobe.
“Because the masses ladies, they don’t wear colour like that. But if you do in a sophisticated way then you’re going to look amazing and not boring whatsoever.”
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