Heres how to fix them!
If you could do a quick scan of all the outfits and accessories you’ve worn in the past year, you would, without a doubt, lapse into a mini-coma. The root of all your “fashion fails” might boil down to a styling problem you overlooked. Other times, it’s just that you’re not always keen on riding the fashion bandwagon as the next person. But trust us when we say that how you dress can impact your health, career, love life, and everything else in a huge way. And when we look good and presentable, we feel confident.
Unfortunately, regardless of how much you try to avoid them, mistakes can happen when dressing up. But the one good thing about fashion mistakes is that if they never happened, you wouldn’t be aware of what to wear and what not to. Still, a little diligence and avoidance can go a long way.
So, keeping that in mind, don’t you think it is time to become more aware of your styling habits? It’ll bring you a step closer to curating your ideal wardrobe, allowing you to save money while also feeling confident in what you wear. Listed below are a few fashion mistakes anyone can make and solutions to fix them:
Mistake 1: Sizing
Many people believe that going up in size is the best way to cover their trouble spots when hiding body insecurity. That is not a viable option. Wearing clothing that is larger than it should be, makes you appear bigger. While it may seem your size, the fit is most likely incorrect. Furthermore, it is neither flattering nor the best use of your money.
Solution: Emphasize your best qualities. Ladies can cinch in the smallest part of their waist with a scarf or belt. In comparison, men can wear a shirt that shows off their muscles. Even if you’re trying to hide the chub of your face with a beard, put an end to it because it will only make things worse for you. Maintaining and growing a beard is a lot of expense.
However, keeping a clean-shaved face has the power to not only make you look younger but more attractive. And if you’re too lazy to step out and buy a razor, get a shaving subscription from a reputable brand. This way, you’ll have all the things you need delivered right to your doorstep. So go ahead and draw attention to the best parts of your body. You don’t always need a fancy gizmo to create this illusion.
Mistake 2: Buying high-fashion brands just for the show-off
You don’t have to spend money extravagantly to look great. With their logos boldly drawn on the front of your shirt, you are only providing free advertising for these brands. Some people wear them to appear cool or to impress their friends, but trust us, no one cares.
Solution: Wear only clothes that flatter your figure and do not necessarily flaunt your wealth. Determine your style and shop accordingly.
Mistake 3: Not dressing for the occasion
Another fashion mistake that most people make is failing to dress for the occasion. While it may not seem important to some, dressing appropriately can help you make a better impression. It’s not just about black-tie affairs. Are you going on a walk, traveling, or a private dinner party? It happens all the time when someone is overdressed for a party or underdressed in too athletic or casual attire. Nothing looks more out of place and unworkable at the airport than a fully dressed person.
Solution: Always consider the occasion and whether you need to dress casually, formally, smartly, athletically, professionally, and so on. That way, you’ll always be able to feel good about what you’re wearing. It is generally preferable to be slightly overdressed rather than underdressed when in doubt. Bring a change of clothes or accessories if you still can’t decide.
Mistake 4: You are over-accessorizing
Necklaces are stunning, statement jackets are to die for, and hair accessories can be worn in various ways. When you wear them all at once, however, it can become overwhelming, and you may end up looking like a Boho maniac.
Solution: Remove one item (or Two) That old Coco Chanel adage about taking one thing off every time you go out? It is still functional. When it comes to fashion and glam, sometimes less is more.
Mistake 5: Not shopping for your lifestyle
Buying clothes that don’t fit your lifestyle is another colossal fashion mistake if you want to curate a wardrobe that you adore. It doesn’t help you or your wallet if you have 20 new party outfits but nowhere to wear them. Besides, suppose you don’t go out very often and prefer to stay at home. In that case, it’s better to invest in chic yet casual outfits rather than many formal looks.
Solution: Consider your day-to-day life and what you spend the majority of your time doing – whether you work from home, run errands regularly, frequently travel, participate in a lot of sports, and what kinds of excursions you have. Then, buy clothes that are appropriate for your lifestyle.
Mistake 6: Your colors are constantly clashing
If your colors are clashing, you are embarrassing yourself. Wearing mismatched colors can cause many problems in your overall appearance. You might come off as a person who grabs the first thing they see, and some might even confuse you to be colorblind.
Solution: You might need to give yourself a color theory lesson or surf the web to see what goes with what. You can even ask for an opinion from a friend or family member. A universal option is to wear contrasting colors and avoid colors too close to your skin. For example, if you have a light or pale complexion, stay away from white, yellows, pastels, and even beige.
By now, you must be gasping at how many things you’ve been wearing or doing wrongly. Thankfully, you can say goodbye to all your terrible styling habits because the above-mentioned mistakes are enough to knock some fashion sense into your brain. Also, don’t be afraid to spruce up your wardrobe. Although everyone makes poor clothing choices, this does not imply that every item was a blunder. Only a few practices are considered fashion crimes. If you’ve made one or more of them, it’s time to start over. You can look and feel good, and it’s simply a matter of determining what works best for you.