Everyone makes mistakes in fashion. Following a trend can often hypnotize you into thinking a style will look good on everyone. In most situations, overdoing items such as jewelry and designer clothing will look tacky. Remembering that you don’t have to buy expensive clothing just to look good or in ‘fashion’ will save you hundreds of dollars. Fashion is about expressing who you are through your clothes not about the price tag. Keep these do’s and don'ts in mind on your next shopping trip.
- Bling Overload
Acessories will never go out of fashion but the mistake people make is going overboard with bling such as gold and or silver. These accessories will clash tremendously and can make your outfit look cheaper than it really is. For a more ‘now’ look try pairing your outfit with one bold staple piece or a few dainty pieces of jewelry. Modesty is the rule.
- Showing Panty Line
This will never be flattering whether you like it or not. Showing panty line has never been in fashion and will never be in fashion. This can be avoided with seamless and nude coloured underwear.
- Dressing Outside of your age
Whether you are a teenage girl or a woman, dressing appropriate to your age with always benefit you. When you see a young girl wearing layers of makeup this usually hides their natural beauty that they already have. This also goes for older women wearing clothes that their daughters would usually wear, often not flattering at all. This can be avoided by not only shopping in an appropriate store for your age, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with fashion. You can still feel stylish wearing classy clothing and you will often look more stylish because of the conservativity of the outfit.
- Denim on denim
Denim will never go out of style. But this goes to say that wearing denim on denim will never be as flattering as having them separate. Denim is a staple piece but having an outfit entirely made of denim will often look very peculiar because of the clashing materials. Try pairing a simple top with a pair of jeans, this will look casual but can be dressed up and down with accessory pieces.
- Dressing for the price not the fashion
Anyone can be stylish without paying 1000’s of dollars for the most basic outfits. Thrift shops around Auckland carry great pieces of clothing you just have to keep a look out for them. This will also make your style more unique as most of the items in thrift stores haven’t been mass produced. Fashion is about expressing yourself through your clothing and no one is really going to care how much you payed for that item.
- Looking too casual
If you would wear your outfit to bed it might not be the best fitting and looking outfit. I am all for comfort but sometimes people take it to the next level and it is not necessarily a good thing. Every once in a while it is nice to put your full effort into your outfit. This is scientifically proven to make you feel happier. If you look good, you feel good.
- Wearing only designer clothing
When people over do designer clothing it often looks very tacky. The theory people use is that by showing a huge designer logo they are in fact ‘rich’ and ‘stylish. There is nothing wrong with accessorising with a few pieces from a designer brand but overdoing this can come off as too flashy and will ruin your outfit. We’ve all seen that one person that thinks she is the most stylish person in the world just because she is wearing really expensive designer clothing. Usually, these pieces of clothing are used for editorial photoshoots, not for day to day outfits. Keep this in mind when shopping for designer clothing.
- Wearing fashion that does not compliment your body type