Serious style mistakes and how to avoid them!


Looking put-together every day might be a breeze for some people, but for most of us, it's a constant battle. Nothing is clean, nothing fits or you just feel you have nothing to wear. We've all been that soldier!

The main thing to keep in mind when having a wardrobe crisis is to stick with classic pieces that work with your shape and style. We're all guilty of making style mistakes though, so here's our guide to some of the worst ones (and the worst culprits)…

1. The wrong fit
Okay, we don't all have a personal tailor to ensure each item of clothing is perfectly form-fitting, but avoid anything that feels too tight or too short – if you're uncomfortable it'll show. By the same token, try not to swamp your frame with clothes that are too loose or baggy. Lily Collins' grey jersey dress would have worked well with a more structured jacket – the overall look is a bit granny-esque. Sorry, Lily!

2. Too matchy-matchy​
Unless you are going for the Mother of the Bride look, there really is no need to perfectly match your shoes and bag to the rest of your outfit. Naya Rivera's dress makes a big statement with its bright colour – the matching shoes are just that bit too much. When wearing a loud print or colour, usually just one item is enough. Rather than matching pieces, try to find things that complement each other.

3. Over-exposure
Boobs…arms…legs… showing off all three can be quite risky. Kelly Rowland's top half looks amazing but is the thigh-high slit really a necessary addition? Too much skin can sometimes look trashy, so unless you are off to the beach (or to bed!), pick just one body part to flaunt.

4. Accessory overload
Bold accessories can really pull an outfit together, but wear too many and you'll look like a hot jewel-encrusted mess. DJ Leigh Lazark must have had sore muscles the next day, after carrying 5kg of bling around for the evening! Use key accessories to enhance your outfit, not to overtake it.

5. Underwear as outerwear
This trend has come and gone over the years but approach it with caution. Rihanna's flimsy floor length camisole might look great in the bedroom but it is a very, very odd choice for a casual Saturday stroll. We're not keen!

6. Choosing trends over style
Just because metallics or fur are all over the catwalk doesn't mean they have to be all over your wardrobe. Try to use current trends to inform your style choices rather than letting them dictate what you wear. Jessica Szohr's printed, wide-leg jumpsuit is just one trend too far…


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