Hey guys! Enjoying the weekend? You should because it won’t last long. So I have been thinking of more creative ways to be useful to my readers asides from imposing my personal and style preferences on you all.
This week, my plan is to help us become more aware of our style; this involves learning the rules as well as learning how best to break them,also; common fashion mistakes we should just avoid making altogether. After some research, I came up with a list of 10 (ten) common fashion mistakes to be aware of, and try our best to avoid. Without taking much of your time, we would just dig into it:
1. BLING OVERLOAD
I admit! It is very tempting to want to do this, especially with your favorite accessories but you just might want to tone it down a bit; moderation is key (especially since we successfully came out of the slavery era.) As seen above; there is an advisable way to go about it.
2. WEARING HEAVY MAKEUP AT THE BEACH OR POOL: But then, asides from being a Fashionista or what not, I think its basic knowledge to know to stay away from this, I mean… Why exactly would one want to wear makeup to the pool?
3.MUFFIN TOPS: No! I didn’t like the sight of that too, nobody should like this sight and as such I don’t expect anyone to put other people through this. This can be caused as a result of not shopping for a weight gain, also by strapping your belt too tight to you waist. Whatsoever be the reason please just try to avoid this common fashion mistake.
4. SHOWING TOO MUCH SKIN: Well, this is not necessarily a turn on or a sex appeal… You honestly don’t need to show this much skin. Do not forget that the mind is the greatest tool even in sex,so don’t you think that some things are better left to the imagination? Show just the right amount of skin to pass the message across and leave the rest for the mind to do thank you.
5. SHORT-SLEEVES AND TIE: Lol… But on a more serious note this happens a lot, unless you are a Waiter, Bar-man or you work in a restaurant (then it is understandable that you have to look proper and also, your long sleeves might get smeared during the course of your work,) you should not wear this. Nah… Don’t! It is one of the common fashion mistakes
6.WRONG TIE-LENGTH: I must admit, I have been a victim of this severally… Not because I was not aware, but because sometimes it’s difficult to find the zeal to loose the whole tie and re-knot it to the appropriate length. So the trick is, it shouldn’t be below or above your belt, right around the belt buckle would do.
7.WEARING A BAG-PACK ON YOUR SUIT: Don’t shoot your swag in the foot; having done a decent job with your outfit, you don’t want to mar it. I understand that for work, you would most probably need to move around with your system and other documents. On the days when you decide to wear a suit; carry a briefcase bag, or a messenger bag instead. Anoother of the common fashion mistakes.
8.TOO MUCH PATTERN:I feel this is the most important tip as it is the most common of the fashion mistakes I have observed, I wrote in detail about it here. The issue is that it is almost impossible to avoid mixing patterns these days… so learn the rule, and learn how to break it, bearing in mind that moderation is the watch-word. As seen below:
In all honesty, this is a mixture of patterns but you can’t fault it on any count.
9.CASUAL TIES: When you decide to wear a tie informally, it is better if you choose a slim tie, you can save the broader ties for formal styles. The knitted tie is usually very suitable especially because of its straight end and the texture of the material generally.
10.EXCESS COLOGNE/SPRAY:Last but not the least, yes! excess cologne… It’s also something you need to be mindful of, so here’s the deal; you must know that you are usually the last person to perceive your own cologne or perfume and as such, don’t wait till you are getting a rich scent of your own spray before you stop. Once you are getting a rich scent, then others must be choking.
True, this is very tempting especially when you intend to make a strong impression, but then the idea is for her to get close enough to catch your scent and not want to leave, but if she can catch your scent from across the room then there’s no need for her to get any closer. It is usually safer to under apply your spray than to over apply it, two short sprays per region is advisable.
There we go… those are 10 common fashion mistakes you need to steer clear, or at least be aware of. I hope I have been helpful with this post. Do you think I missed anything? Or do you have any thoughts at all? Please leave your comments.
Thanks for your time, God bless you.