Avoiding Fashion Blunders
Although there are no hard-and-fast rules of fashion, there are ways to
avoid looking outdated and tacky. The most important rule of fashion does not
involve the clothes you wear, but it does influence the image you portray and
carry yourself. When you display a
positive image, then you will look more
attractive and self-confident regardless of your fashions.
Here are a few fashion mistakes you should try to avoid at all times.
Appearing dirty and sloppy: Always look professional. Keep your nails clean
and evenly trimmed. Extremely long or uncut nails are a real turnoff, too. Your
nails should be groomed and neat.
Make sure your shoes are polished,
out-of-date shoes should be thrown out or kept for other occasions.
Wearing colors that donít work for you: Experiment with different colors
and palettes that look best on you. All colors are good to wear...it is the
shade of the color that needs attention. That is why, if you are shopping for a
blue jacket, you want to have several shades of the blue and hold each one up to
your face to see which one is most attractive. If you don't know, take a friend
with you who can give you feedback. Tan and brown skinned people wear bright
white best. Black is a non-color that projects an air of mystery. Greens and
blues are calming and not threatening. Yellows are sunny and cheery. Astrologers
say that gold has the capacity to be emotionally warm, loving, and nurturing and
that lovers have a lot of gold energy flowing between them. Silver is suggested
if you are going to an outside event because the night sky will play off of it
where gold will look drab.
Wearing clothes that donít fit: If it doesnít fit, donít wear it. Don't buy
clothes that don't fit properly. Just because you can squeeze into a size 6,
that doesn't mean you should! Wearing trousers or skirts that are too tight at
the waist will cause the flesh there to be squeezed, giving even the slimmest
women a conspicuous belly bulge. To combat this dreaded phenomenon (also known
as muffin top), make sure your waist area isn't tight, not even snug. Find
clothes that make you look beautiful and attractive. It will make you feel
better when your clothes fit appropriately.
Wearing inappropriate makeup: Light for the day, heavier for evening and sheer
for sports. Too much
makeup will make lines appear deeper and will create a
harsh look. See a professional if you are unsure of
Not choosing your accessories wisely: Donít over accessorize. Choose
accessories that match your style. Never wear large costume jewelry. Don't wear
more than two rings per hand or one earring per ear.
Creating a mish-mash wardrobe: Plan before you buy. Buying odds and ends on
sale may seem to save you money, but it will leave you searching for clothes.
Youíll end up with tons of clothes and nothing to wear. Make a list of all the
items you need in your wardrobe, then set aside an hour of time each week to
shop -- online or off.
Overdosing on prints or fabrics: Donít wear head-to-toe denim or nylon bottoms
with a nylon top. Donít try to mix and match prints, choose a pattern on the top
or bottom, not both.
Bras and bra straps that show When wearing sleeveless tops make sure you wear
a racer back bra. Donít wear bras that fit too tightly or donít have good
Do not rely too heavily on the fashion media. By relying too heavily on the
media to rule your wardrobe, you run the risk of being a fashion victim.
Remember: most magazines and TV programs about fashion produce an "aspirational"
effect. They present you with fabulous clothes you'll want to buy on fabulous
models you'll want to look like. The problem is that a) you probably can't
afford any of the clothes they show and b) you're never going to look like a
supermodel or a celebrity.
Let common sense guide you, and it should be easy to avoid fashion blunders
Dated 18 October 2012