todayI’m sharing the top 10 fashion mistakes that many of us make and how to fixthem. Now, fashionmistakes are a little controversial I know, because really at the end of theday there should be no right and wrong.
whenit comes to fashion, I don’t like having rules in pretty much any area of mylife, let alone fashion which is really all about fun and self-expression. butthere are a few things that I see regularly, and I think that they are fashionmistakes and by tweaking them and just making some small changes, we can stepout in style every single day. So,if you’d like to see what I think are a few fashion mistakes that are easilyfixed then just keep reading. limiting yourselfthefirst mistake, that I think most of us make is that we limit our self when it comesto fashion. welimit ourselves because of our age or because of our size. I’ve heardpeople say things like I’m too old to wear that or I’m too fat to wear that.
atthe end of the day you’re too nothing to wear anything. fashionis about fun, it is about self-expression and don’t limit yourself by thinking thatthere are certain things that you absolutely cannot wear so I think it’s reallyimportant to start with a clean slate don’t decide that you can’t wear somethingbecause of something you’ve read or something someone has perhaps told youreally just ignore all of that and start again don’t limit yourself I’ve hadpeople telling me that I should dress my age and at the end of the day whatdoes that mean you know I’m going to be 51 next month and so does that mean Ishould dress really conservatively or I don’t know what that means and I don’tthink it actually should mean anything I think we should dress how we feel anddressing what makes us feel good so my number one fashion mistake is to stoplimiting ourselves stop putting ourselves in a box and letting other peopledecide what we should and shouldn’t wear another fashion mistake that I thinkis often made is the thinking that lots of skin and showing lots of skin equalssexy and in fact I think the opposite is actually quite true showing littlehints of skin but not too much is in my opinion far sexier than showing it all offand leaving nothing to the imagination I think a gorgeous silk shirt worn witha pair of distressed denim jeans and some heels is super sexy and you’re notshowing off too much skin so I think a mistake that many of us fall into is ifwe want to up the sex appeal and feel a little more sexy that we have to stripeverything off and show a whole lot of skin I think that’s a fashion mistakeand I don’t think we need to show skin to look sexy in clothes another mistakeis letting fashion intimidate you now I know this sounds a little bit strangebut we are often intimidated by by fashion labels and fashion assistants now Iknow that feeling will walk into a fashion store and the staff will lookamazing and they’re dressed top to toe immaculately looking great but we needto remember that’s their job they’re in there all day every day playing withclothes creating outfits styling outfits don’t feel intimidated by that oftenthat stops us from exploring new stores and new labels and new places to shopwe tend to go to the places that make us feel comfortable and that’s all welland good but it means that we don’t explore other labels because we’re secretlyintimidated don’t be intimidated you deserve to look amazing regardless of whatthe label is and how you’re dressed when you walk in the store the othermistake is listening to what people have told us about what we shouldn’tshouldn’t wear sometimes it’s our mothers that have said to us that we shouldn’twear a particular color or a particular style but usually that’s not alwaystrue and trends of old fashion evolves and looks evolve your personalitychanges so don’t let some of those seeds that have been sown by other peopleget in the way and cloud your fashion judgment if you put something on and itfeels great and you feel good in it then it’s for you it does work don’t letother people dictate and sow a seed of doubt in your mind so the mistake hereis listening to what people have said to you in the past another mistake isshopping in the same stores all the time now I get that that can feel reallycomfortable you know the styles you generally have a good idea that thoseparticular brands will fit you but here’s the thing every season the fashionobviously changes and labels also change their look and feel they will have anew buyer that comes in and starts buying a different look and feel they allhave to evolve their labels and I’m sure you can relate to walking into a storeand one season everything works for you the next season not so much so what Ithink it’s really important for us to do is not limit ourselves by just goingto the same stores all the time rely on stores that you love and you feel goodin but don’t forget to explore other labels and other stores to create your ownsense of style and to help you evolve your fashion sense now I don’t reallylike to talk about right and wrong when it comes to fashion but there is onefashion crime that I think is unflattering on everyone and that is the classicmid-calf cropped pant now the issue I have with this is unless you haveincredibly lean long legs anything that cuts you off mid calf is going tohighlight that part of your body now the thing is most of us mid calf it’s thewidest part of our leg so why would we want to highlight that so I think unlessyou’ve got the most amazing legs everyone should steer away from cropped pantsthat hit you and fall mid calf crop pants are fine but wear them 3/4 or wearthem just below your knee or just above your knee you want pants to fall on theslimmest part of your body for you to have the most flattering look so mid calfcropped pants are a fashion mistake in my book that segways in nicely to thenext fashion mistake which I think we can easily change and that is not wearingtops and skirts and pants that fall at the widest part of your body so for instanceif you carry most of your weight on your hips the last thing you want is a topthat will fall exactly on that widest part of your body what that will do is itwill highlight that area of your body so the eye is naturally drawn to thatpart of your body so therefore it is the most unflattering place for a top tofinish on you same thing with parents skirts shorts everything if you followthe rule of making sure that your tops and skirts and pants fall at thenarrowest part of your body so it may be just below your knee it may be yourankle if you do carry most of your weight on your hips then opt for a dippedhemline which will draw the eye down the body it’s all about illusion dressingand creating a longer leaner line so the mistake is choosing clothes that fallon the widest part of your body Music another fashion mistake is ill-fitting brasand numerous times I have done personal styling sessions and tried the same topon the same woman but the only thing I’ve changed is her bra and often we’rewearing the wrong size bra the wrong shape bra and the wrong bra for the wrongitem things like wearing a lace bra under a t-shirt it’s it’s a bit of ascience when it comes to bras and I think it’s really important that we get measuredprofessionally and fish it professionally fairly regularly our breasts changesize and shape depending on the time of the month or it is one part of our bodythat does tend to change more than the rest of it so I think it’s reallyimportant for us to get measured and fitted professionally perhaps every yearand we’re a good fitting appropriate bra for your outfit and for your bodyshape and type a good bra will make an enormous difference when it comes to anoutfit it will really take a simple outfit from zero to hero just purelybecause you have the right foundation to start the outfit Music anotherfashion mistake is wearing clothes that are too big often when we put on a fewpounds it’s really easy to fall into the trap of wearing oversized clothes tokind of we feel more comfortable and we feel like it’s hiding potentially amultitude of sins unfortunately the opposite is usually happening and what it’sdoing is just creating more bulk and not giving us any shape so a fashionmistake I find and I see it regularly is going up two or three sizes more thanyou need to when you have put on a little bit of weight you still need tocreate a little bit of a shape and a little bit of a silhouette so that youlook in proportion so a big fashion mistake in my book is just wearingoversized ill-fitting clothes Music the other fashion mistake that many of usseem to make is not paying attention to the small details we can have an amazingoutfit on but if our shoes need rehearing or if they’re a little bit scuffed orif our nail polish is chipped it’s those little details that will just pull anoutfit down so a big fashion mistake in my book is not paying attention to theto the detail to those little things that really do make a difference theymight be some loose threads hanging from a shirt or pilled knitwear just smallthings that are pretty easy to overlook but tend to take away from the overalllook and feel of an outfit so I think it’s really important that we payattention to the details that’s it for today thanks so much for watching I hopeyou enjoyed this video and if you did I would love you to give it a thumbs updon’t forget to subscribe to my channel for more and what are your fashionmistakes so there are anything that I’ve missed out in covering in this videothat really grind your wheels when you see them I would love to hear about themin the comments below anyway thanks so much for watching and I look forward toseeing you next time bye for now