The Do’s and Don’ts of Fashion.
When it comes to picking the right outfit every girl has their own dilemmas – bra straps, tight jeans, uncomfortable shoes, the list goes on. Another year is coming, and you may have already started thinking about your new year’s resolutions. For us girls, we may be thinking about the coming fashion trends or defining our own sense of style for the year to come. So before you lock in a new style and race down to the Boxing Day sales, peruse our fashion advice guide to make sure you’re prepared! There’ll always be fashion dos and don’ts, so, here’s some tips for to get you heading in the right direction!
- Know your body measurements. Sometimes, we are fascinated with the look of some clothes but there are instances that the size for you isn’t available anymore and we still end up buying it thinking it’s not easy to find. Know your body before shopping. We may not like the look of being frumpy so buy clothes in the right size, not too tight or too baggy. It’s much better to wear something that will give you comfort as it will make you feel more confident!
- Shop solo. Hunting down what you’re looking for alone will give you more concentration.
- Know your colours. Be aware of what colour will complement your complexion. The experts say that women with a fair complexion look best in white, black, grey, and shades of blue. Women with warm complexion will look dazzling in gold, brown, green, red, and shades of yellow. Conquer your fear of color.
- Focus more on the fabric than the fit. Buying a set of bottoms that’s a little looser than you think is actually right. In that way, you may not have to control yourself as much when it comes to your diet, especially over Christmas, which is traditionally a time of year when diets go out the window!
- Black and white never goes out of fashion. If you’re getting confused on what color you will wear, stick to black or white. Black & White will always be classy. If all black or white looks too boring for you, add energy with boldly hued shoes or bags. There’s nothing quite as elongating than the color black.
- Wear nice underwear. It does make us feel special wearing nice underwear. Often, be sure to wear your bras fitted. It’ll help you make your clothes hang better. It’s what’s underneath that counts.
- Know what occasion you’re going to. You don’t want to be wearing your fairy tale-like dress in a house party. Always complement your attire. Make sure everything matches.
- Limit accessories. Having too many accessories might make you look like a fortune teller or something. It’s fun picking and choosing accessories but you should draw the line somewhere. Accessories can also work against each other.
- Wear nude pumps. It’s the best option when in doubt. Nude pumps make your legs look longer. The similarity to your skin tone will give the illusion that your legs go on for days.
- Bargain isn’t bad. But only buy it if you love it. Not because your mind says, “Buy it, it’s only 30$” or “Buy it, you’ll never find it again.” Sounds like you’re not committed to buying it. Don’t waste your money on something you don’t love.
- Pair loose with tight. This is what leggings are made for. Only few people can pull off head-to-toe baggy. Mixing and matching outfits id always good, just watch the colors.
- Don’t waste your money (or endure pain). There are instances where we will sacrifice comfort for fashion. High heels really do guarantee the legs-for-miles look, but if you don’t feel comfortable with it, don’t ever think of wearing it.
- Don’t do the designer-logo palooza. A small designer emblem or logo can look real cute and classy. But don’t literally wear the brand from head-to-toe, if you know you’re flashing too much of a label, it’s time to reel it in.
- Don’t criticize what other women are wearing. “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others do unto you”, we all know the saying. It may sound cliché, but it’s true. You don’t want anybody else minding your business, so don’t mind theirs. We all have our freedom in what we wear. Being a critic doesn’t make you a fashionista.