4 Fashion Mistakes You Might Be Making
Almost everyone has a preferred way of dressing. Some ladies prefer to dress for comfort alone, others to be more effective with their work, while some simply want to turn heads on the streets, raise eyebrows, and send jaws dropping. But no matter your preference, there should always be an element of style in the way you dress. Whether it is trying to make that old sweater fit you again, or you bought a pair of jeans only to realize why you paid so little for it, people make mistakes with their fashion choices. So, what are some fashion mistakes you might be making? Consider these.
1. Adding too many accessories
Although accessories are a great way to tune up your appearance, there is such a thing as over-accessorizing. For example, adding a pair of dangling earrings, a statement necklace, bracelets, a wristwatch, etc., maybe too many accessories for just one outfit. The best accessorizing policy is to go with less. Sometimes, a signature necklace or two may be all you need.
2. Getting caught up in every fashion trend
Fashion or style is, for the most part, relative – or should be. But most women constantly end up stuck in almost every new fashion craze that pops up. While fashion trends keep changing as the years go by, not every ‘new style’ is worth adopting. Frankly speaking, not every new fashion trend makes sense. The most important thing is to find the style that best suits you and look for new ways to tweak it with time.
3. Not trying out your clothes before you buy them
Most clothes look deceptive when you try to measure them optically. That is especially true if you’re trying a brand for the very first time. And the best way to ensure that your clothes do not only fit but look good on you is to try them on before you pay for them. Thankfully, almost all major clothing outlets have changing rooms and dressing mirrors, so that shouldn’t be much of a problem. Still speaking of new clothes, so many are guilty of not washing the new clothes they buy before wearing them. For some, it could be a problem with the idea of washing itself, while others may not be aware that they need to. But according to experts, this is something you shouldn’t forget to do (aside from forgetting to remove the tags).
4. Ignoring cleaning and care instructions
Be honest; when last did you take the time to read the care and cleaning instructions on the clothes you buy, or better still, practice them? You don’t remember, right? But believe it or not, these instructions are there for a reason – to help make your fabric last longer and still look good. It is one thing picking the right fabric and another thing maintaining its look. You should find ways to improve the old fabrics you already have instead of getting rid of them because they have lost their appeal. For example, something as simple as a lint remover can give your old fabrics a new lease of life.