Fashion Lifestyle


You apply your makeup, your hair is styled, and you’re ready to go out. But wait… There’s nothing that can spoil your look more than a conspicuous fashion faux pas.

Here’s a list of some fashion mistakes made when it comes to clothing and accessories. You may have noticed them on other people but you haven’t committed them yourself, right? Have a look around and think again. These mistakes are more common than you think and it can be applied to women as well as men.

Your Clothes Don’t Fit Correctly

Wearing baggy clothes can add pounds. Clothes that are too small accentuate unsightly bulges. Don’t buy anything thinking that it will be “just right” if you gain or lose weight. Live in the moment and look good .

Wrinkled Clothing

That great suit or dress won’t flatter you unless it’s wrinkle-free. Avoid this fashion mistake and buy clothes that don’t wrinkle or keep an iron handy.

Dressing Too Trendy

Don’t try to satisfy every trend in one day. You’ll probably just end up looking silly.

Mixing Two Seasons In One Outfit

Your pieces will contradict each other. Stick with one-season fashion.

Evident bra and panty lines

Wear proper fitting undergarments underneath your clothing. If they do fit you properly and you still have lines, then your clothing is too tight.

Exposed Undergarment

Not so much for play but a definite mistake for professionals. Keep your bra straps properly adjusted so they’re not hanging out. If your pants are low-rise, your panties should be too.

Too much white

White makes you look larger so limit this color if you wish to look slimmer. Don’t even think about wearing white slacks or pantyhose unless you want to add pounds.

Too Short Skirt Or Dress

Be comfortable. Make sure you can sit down without having to worry about what areas you’re exposing.

Too Many Colors At Once

This will make you look undecided. Stick with one to three colors

Too many print

Don’t try to mix and match prints or you’ll look way too busy. Patterns don’t look good on everyone. If you’re one of those people that look good in just about anything, choose a pattern on the top or bottom, not both.

Using the wrong accessories

Top up your look with accessories that match your style. Choose the correct length necklace. Short chains and chokers tend to make your neck appear shorter and larger. Don’t over-accessorize.

Multiple Shades Of Denim

Skip the head-to-toe denim. It’s unsightly and will make you look completely unorganized. Instead, choose one piece or consider a denim handbag to carry with casual attire.

Dark Colored Clothing, Light Colored Shoes
Or visa verse

Keep your clothing and shoes in the same color family. White and black go with anything, but don’t make the mistake of mismatching light and dark colors.

Large shoulder pads

This fashion trend went in and out the 80’s and hasn’t re-emerged. If you do wear shoulder pads, make sure they’re thin and unobtrusive.

Open-Toed Shoes With Rugged Toenails

If you want to expose your feet, pamper them and get a pedicure. Don’t think for a minute that people won’t look at your toes.

Worn Out Shoes

Why ruin your look? If you have a favorite pair of ragged shoes, save them for non-public outings.

Shakirat Alabi

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