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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 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.

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