An elegance coach has listed seven reasons why Zara clothes look “cheap” and advised women against ever buying imitation tweeds or shoes with fake gold details.
Anna Bey, 35, is a Swedish-born vlogger with over 960,000 subscribers on YouTube, where she shares controversial tips and lifestyle choices that helped her gain a wealthy banking boyfriend.
In her latest video, the founder of the ‘School of Affluence’ advises women to choose wisely when shopping on the popular high street and not to buy one of the cheap looking items she lists.
She listed seven specific qualities that toned down the look of the garments and told her followers to avoid fast fashion and buy quality instead of quantity.
Anna Bey, 35, an elegance coach, has revealed the seven reasons why Zara clothes look cheap and advised women in her latest video never to buy tweed imitation (pictured)
1. Tweed Imitation with Gold Buttons
Anna says women should avoid Zara’s tweed imitation clothes if they want to look expensive, like a black and white crop top.
She said, “One thing I will never buy from Zara is some kind of imitation of their tweed. As you can see here, this tweed doesn’t even look like tweed. Do you know what it looks like? Something to wipe the floor with.
“Thin tweed is something Zara does a lot and they’ve been doing it for years and years. I even remember this from my time when I had no money and I bought something like this because I thought it would look more expensive.
“But in reality this is a walking commercial for Zara because this is what they are really known for, this kind of fabric.”
2. Shoes with golden details
She also demonstrated what it was about the items that make their appearance tacky by saying that shoes with “plastic-looking gold” are a dead surprise wearing fast-fashion.
Next thing the vlogger listed were shoes with a “plastic-looking gold” detail on the front, claiming it’s an ordinary giveaway you wear fast-fashion.
‘This is [a] mega cheap look,’ she said. “I could easily wear these shoes without all that gold stuff, because these shoes are okay.
“So they really wouldn’t necessarily look like a pair of Zara shoes. But then Zara downgraded the whole shoe by adding this kind of detail.”
3. Shorts with huge gold buttons and uneven stitches
The third item she advised women not to pick was shorts with large “fake” gold buttons in the front and also said they should avoid stitching outwards because it is “uneven” and “unappealing”
Anna revealed she would never wear shorts with big “fake” gold buttons and said avoiding stitching outwards is “uneven” and “unappealing.”
She said, ‘See those awful big fake gold buttons? Looks very cheap because it is fake gold or no one is going to wear real gold buttons.
“And the problem with these is that they’re pretty big on your face. So this is not a good look for this reason.
“What’s really unappealing about these shorts is how they’re made, because when you look at them, you see stitching sticking out, this stripe that doesn’t go straight, it wobbles a little bit.
“And anything that wobbles looks really cheap and is very common with fast fashion items.”
4. Cheap-Looking Prints
The School of Affluence founder was highly critical of the latest fashion trend of what she called “cheap-looking prints” and showcased the look with two Zara dresses
The elegance coach showed two examples of dresses with what she considered to be ‘cheap-looking prints’.
She said, ‘Seriously put this on a date, do you think that man wants to marry you? I do not think so.
“Now we need to talk about trends, because I went to Zara to buy all these items. And what did I see? Horrible print, ugly print, horrible print, terrible print after print after print.
‘It was really hard to find nice prints in Zara. I have found [some] but the majority were really abhorrent to be honest.’
5. Black mini skirt made of thin wobbly fabric with bad stitching
Anna advised her followers to buy quality over quantity and held up a black Zara miniskirt as an example of a cheap skirt with flimsy wiggles and poor stitching.
Next, Anna held up a black Zara mini skirt to demonstrate how the style is let down by the uneven stitching that makes it look cheap.
“The problem with the fabric being so synthetic, it’s very stretchy, which is actually a good thing, but it’s very thin and very wobbly,” she said.
“And if we pay close attention to this, we can see that the stitching looks awful. It looks very uneven.
‘Nothing is right. And with the wobbly and thin fabric, it just adds. So something like that looks really cheap.’
6. Blazer made of thin, cheap, easy-to-crease material
Anna revealed that she wouldn’t recommend buying blazers from Zara as the fabric is thin and wrinkles easily, making it look cheap
The founder of the School of Affluence advised women not to buy Zara blazers because the fabric is thin and wrinkles easily.
Anna said, “A lot of people buy Zara blazers and forget how cheap their blazers actually look.
‘I wouldn’t wear a blazer like that because the fabric isn’t very suitable for a blazer. It is again too thin and too cheap. Plus the problem is that it wrinkles insanely, meaning when you wear a blazer like this with a little movement, you instantly look all wrinkly.
“And it just betrays that a blazer is cheaply made, because a good blazer doesn’t just wrinkle.”
7. Shapeless Bulky Shirts and Dresses
Anna wore a ‘shapeless’ green shirt as her seventh item she wouldn’t buy from Zara, as women are better off wearing more shapely clothes to attract men
Finally, the vlogger chose an oversized sage green shirt as her seventh item she would rather not buy from Zara, because women can wear more trimmed pieces to attract men.
‘when you browse’ [in] the shops, do you realize why the shop is so full of shapeless balloon-like pieces of clothing?’ she said. “This isn’t flattering to anyone unless you’re pregnant.
“But they actually sell these kinds of cuts for women who have no idea how to dress, how to style themselves. And of course women will only look worse even if they have something they want to hide, maybe they have a little stomach or are a little bigger, etc.
“If you put up something that looks like a tent, you look so much worse than if you try to improve your figure, try to create a bit of a shape or silhouette for yourself.
“This is not attractive and no man will ever be turned on by a woman wearing such a thing.”