When it comes to choosing a fashion style there is no right or wrong. You can opt for looking classy or punk, trendy or casual. The only no-no is looking cheap, and that has nothing to do with the price of your outfit. We compiled a list of things you should beware of.
1. Wearing fine jewelry
To be precise, it is not wearing fine jewelry itself that hurts your look but its quantity and relevance to the occasion. Especially when you wear pieces made from precious metals along with costume jewelry. That won’t do your image any good.
2. Knockoff brands
Manufacturers may call them “replicas,” but it doesn’t make them original. Low-quality items from discount stores have nothing to do with world-renowned fashion designers. What to do: A well-made item from a fast fashion store will allow you to dress in your own style without costing you an arm and a leg.
3. Excessive glitter
As a rule, rhinestone designs call for an appropriate occasion. Everyday and sporty apparel with an abundance of fake jewels will make any fashion connoisseur cringe. Dazzle with your personality rather than your clothes.
4. White pumps
White shoes, unless they are sneakers or athletic shoes, have fallen into disfavor. The best choice for any occasion is nude colored shoes. They will fit right in, no matter what color prevails in your wardrobe. They will also raise your look to a new level of elegance.
5. Ignoring your size
There are letters other than S in the size range. Body shape and size might change from time to time, and that’s ok. What’s not ok is wearing clothing that does not flatter your figure. That goes for both bodycon and oversized clothes. What are the pitfalls? Looking like a sausage tied with thread or having a baggy silhouette.
6. Odd colors
Blazing neon colors are great for a disco party or at Halloween, but any attempt to incorporate them into a stylish outfit will fail. What is the alternative? Classics, of course. If your affection for bright things can’t be helped, at least try to tone down the intensity of your wardrobe’s colors.
7. Uncomfortable shoes
Heels make you feel and look extra pretty and feminine, but only when they don’t come at the cost of your comfort. There is no need to overdress for running errands or walking the dog. It might appear that you have nothing else to wear. Normcore style is all over the fashion world, so dust off your favorite sneakers and walk on air.
8. Going wrong with pantyhose
Pantyhose are underwear, and they shouldn’t be on display. A visible shimmer, as well as showing elastics and seams, will negate all your efforts to look flawless. What to choose? Seamless, invisible, matte pantyhose. No shortcuts, and no cutting corners.
9. Peeking underwear
Sometimes underwear just can’t stay in place, trying to get out from under its covers and calling for attention. If you still consider this sexy, it’s time to rethink. Underwear should stay under, whether it’s new, expensive, or somebody just showed up on the red carpet with their bre**ts hanging out. Celebrities’ lifestyles don’t always correspond with reality.
10. Buy big or don’t buy
Some things are meant to be expensive and do not have a cheaper version. Most often this applies to fabrics. The rule of thumb here is if you can’t afford a quality item it’s better to not buy it at all.
11. Ancient fashion trends
Treat fashion trends as a fling, not a committed relationship. Get rid of them once the season is over. Otherwise, you might give the impression that you wear your clothes to ribbons and go shopping once in a blue moon.
12. Clashing prints
Polka dots + stripes = one of many unfortunate combinations. Floral, geometric, and other eye-catching prints need to stand alone. How to: Mix a print with something similar or solid colors for a winning combo.