A co-worker recently asked me what my biggest pet peeve is when it comes to fashion, or bad fashion I should say, and although I hesitated for a millisecond, once I got out the first few, I was on a roll thereafter. I honestly didn’t realize how many fashion faux pas there are in the world and how very specifically chosen ones bother me to no end.
Therefore, I decided to gain some online insight to see if the ones that I chose were ever talked about and boy were they ever! I’ve actually derived a nice little list for you all of my own personal fashion pet peeves which I hope that you’ll enjoy. Nothing is more annoying than seeing fashion practically being choked with a noose!
Top 10 Fashion Faux Pas That You Should Never Be Guilty Of Committing, According To Me:
1. Wearing pants that are meant to be full-length but for some reason sit two inches too high from your ankles and therefore just appear way too short and they consequently just hang incredibly awkwardly. Unless pants are leggings, skinny jeans, jeans with cuffs, or they’re intentionally designed cropped pants, such as capris, then all other pants shouldn’t be abbreviated in length, got it?
2. Pairing leggings with any sort of dress or skirt, especially denim skirts unless you’re aged five or younger.
3. Wearing tights with a run in them or any clothes with pulls or tears. Self-explanatory.
4. Mixing clothes of opposite seasons in the same outfit, e.g. boots with shorts and a tank (really??)
5. Outfits that are too perfectly matched. There’s no need to have hot pink earrings, a hot pink headband, a hot pink undershirt with hot pink heels and hot pink trim on your handbag and to top it all off, hot pink nails. NO. DON’T DO IT.
6. Wearing way too many accessories at once. When you have an earring that hangs or dangles in any way, i.e. anything other than a stud, you shouldn’t necessarily be pairing it with a big chunky statement necklace and you especially should lose the multiple rings, bracelets, a big waist belt, etc. Limit yourself to 3-4 accessories, such as stud diamond earrings, a scarf, a chunky bangle, and a simple ring or two on the opposite hand that the bracelet is on.
7. Wearing any toe-baring shoes without having decently manicured feet. No one wants to witness that so do us all a favor!
8. Flaunting your undergarments. I HATE seeing girls wearing racer-backs or tanks of any sort and their bra straps are visible. At least try to wear a convertible bra where you are able to form the shape of the straps to the kind of top you’re wearing and wearing a neutral bra or one in the same color family as your outer-garments is always desired. Better yet, do a good job of hiding them because it’s distracting and sloppy when they’re out for the world to see.
9. Ill-fitting clothes. Don’t take offense to the fact that you may need to try a size larger in your jeans or a style of dress that you thought was good for your body. No one can see the size on the tag tucked securely away on the inside of your clothing. Therefore, no one is aware of the size you’re wearing nor do they care as long as the outward appearance of the clothes on your body suits you well and LOOKS GOOD. Nothing is worse than seeing unwanted and unattractive ripples, rolls, lines, wrinkles, bulges- and anything else that makes you immediately want to jump on the treadmill. Now no one is perfect and we all have issues with our bodies and skin and bones does not equal perfect, ideal, or beautiful. However, it’s always best to accentuate your shape as a whole rather than wearing tight clothing that hugs every inch of skin that you have. If your clothing doesn’t fit correctly people will notice! Like I said, forget about the size and wear what looks good, not what’s sized to your liking. Otherwise, you won’t attract the right kind of attention.
10. Labels, labels everywhere. I can’t stand when people are walking advertisements for the brand and designers that they wear. It’s showy and pompous and I resent the fact that people will choose the fundamental basic top over the to-die-for chiffon animal print, off-the-shoulder summer top simply because choice A has “Armani Exchange” scrolled across the front. You don’t have to throw it in people’s faces that you’re wearing nice clothing so that it inflates your status ego. If you have on something eye-catching enough, people will want to know where you got it and they’ll ask, you’ll tell, they’ll still know one way or the other, and all the meanwhile you’ve struck up a stimulating and juicy conversation about fashion. Works, eh?