6 Fashion Mistakes You’re Making

I know the title is a little dramatic… and I also know I’ve told you all there are no rules when it comes to fashion but what I think I want you to take away from this post is that confidence is the most important thing when it comes to fashion.  If you feel like a million bucks, you will look like a million bucks to others.  You shouldn’t be afraid of what other people think, where your style with pride.  So this is I think more of a guide to elevate yourself rather than intended to scare you…

Taking Trends Too Seriously 

Thinking you can’t wear white after labor day, or black with blue are some of the fashion faux pas I find myself laughing at.  I love wearing a cozy white sweater in the winter or a navy top with a pair of black leather leggings.  Fashion should be an expression of your personal style and should never be taken too seriously.  Wear what makes you feel confident and never let anyone tell you its wrong.

Not Dressing for Your Body Type

I have been guilty of this from time to time.  I love looking at photos of runway looks and believing I could pull off a similar look to those worn by the tall and slender models, but that just isn’t really the case.  Again if you look in the mirror and see something you don’t feel confident in don’t try to wear the trend just because you liked it on the model.  I think my trick is to think about the feature on your body you like the most and accentuate that in what you wear.  Personally even as a more petite person I love how long my legs are.  So I tend to focus on mini skirts and high waisted pieces to highlight the length of my legs.  But I’m really self-conscious of my stomach area so I find the tops I wear I try to camouflage my midsection into looking smaller.  Play with trends, you have to try on those looks to realize they aren’t for you.  

Buying for Instagram 

we live in a world that basically revolves around Instagram and the influencers who run it.  Instead of buying a product just to flaunt on your Instagram feed make sure these are products you are really truly in love with.  Designer pieces are an investment piece you should choose pieces you will use for years.  When I start researching pieces I want to add to my collection I always look at the color trends and really evaluate whether it seems like something that will stick around or even come back around in a few years.  The more classic colors and structures often times are a bit more expensive but you know if you invest it will be something you can use for years to come.  Don’t think about your purchase in terms of if people are going to be jealous of what you have if they see it on your Instagram, that’s no way to live. 

You Think Mixing Prints Is Way Too Busy

This is another one of those faux pas I have to laugh at.  I immediately think back to New York Fashion Week and Self Portrait’s beautiful new collection and love that designers are challenging the fashion norms.  Self Portrait’s Spring/Summer collection has effortlessly mixed some beautiful prints, so again, play around.  I think a tiny floral pattern matched with a leather texture or a leopard, or large stripe is a great set of combinations.  Just remember not to mix too many large prints then it starts to get overwhelming.  Match Big prints with more delicate ones for a runway-ready balance.

You Get Caught Up In Fast Fashion 

If you love following the latest trends this tip is for you.  When buying fast fashion you really have to think how long am I going to wear it and do I think it will come back in style again?  If the answer is no and not often just pass on the trend.  If you think you’ll wear it for the season stores like Forever 21 are great for cheap styles.  Just know it will probably not fit you well and will be of very poor quality.  I have found myself sticking with color trends that might be seasonal instead of cuts and structures that are the latest trends.  For one this goes back to finding pieces that bit your body type and two I think I’ll get more use out of a sweater in a seasonal green for years to come if it compliments my skin tone regardless. Don’t feel like you have to be trendy to be fashionable it’s all about chic silhouettes and timeless trends right now.

You Don’t Have a Tailor

Now I’ll admit this was me until a couple year ago, being five foot I don’t often find clothes that are truly made for shorter people and often times my pants would drag and straps constantly fall off my shoulders.  One day I realized if I’m going to buy something I should want it to fit right so I’m more inclined to wear it.  If you’re investing in pieces what’s an extra 20 dollars to make sure it fits you perfectly?  Paying a quality tailor is a great investment in confidence. 

Have you made any of these fashion mistakes lately?

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  1. September 26, 2018 / 12:13 am

    I love, love, love this post! Especially your mentioning of getting sucked into fast fashion. I’ve been trying really hard to make a better closet. Adorable pictures girly!

    Xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

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