Are You Making These Everyday Fashion Mistakes?

Great fashion skills require practice, time and a keen eye, so it’s not uncommon for people to make fashion mistakes along the way. If you want to improve your overall style, make sure you take a look at these common fashion mistake that you could be making—and then learn how you can correct them.


Mistake #1: Not understanding your body type
Everyone can look great, as long as you understand what looks flattering with your body size and type! For instance, if you have a smaller waist, then wearing clothing which cinches at the waist or is fitted at the waist will be much more flattering than clothing that is baggy and shapeless.


Mistake #2: Buying clothes that are too small
It’s important that your clothes fit your body well, but many people buy clothes that are too small. There are two primary reasons for this: either you buy clothes that are too small, thinking that you will lose weight and then fit into them; or you buy clothes at a smaller size because you don’t realize that they will be too snug. Wearing clothes that are too small is not flattering and damages the clothes.


To avoid this mistake, make sure that you keep your measurements handy; and always try on clothes if you can buy them or if you’re buying online, make sure to take note of the return policy.


Mistake #3: Not experimenting with styles and colors
Fashion doesn’t have to be dull and dreary, both in color and style. While black, white and shades of grey are great to have in a wardrobe, you shouldn’t forget to explore the world of colorful fashion. Colors can really make your wardrobe and outfit pop, especially if you know how to accessorize with vibrant colors that complement your style and personality.


You should experiment with your style, too, especially if you are looking to revamp your wardrobe. Remember, as long as you are dressing appropriately for the occasion, its fine to try something new in regards to colors and styles!


Mistake #4: Wearing too many or too few accessories
Accessories can make or break your outfit and wearing the “wrong” amount of accessories is a common fashion mistake that many people make. If you wear too many accessories, your outfit can look cluttered and too messy. But if you wear too few, then your outfit could look boring or incomplete.
The key is to find the right balance, which will depend on the occasion, the outfit you’re wearing, and your personal style. Remember, it’s always better to go a bit overdressed to an occasion—you can always remove something if you find that you’re too overdressed, but you won’t be able to go home and add something to your outfit if you’re underdressed.


If you are making one or more of the above fashion mistakes, don’t worry—everyone makes them now and again! Once you recognize these mistakes, it will be much easier to avoid them in the future.

March 31, 2020 by Jules Fletcher