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By Akanksha Kar
I love fashion. Fashion is me. Ever since I saw “The Devil Wears Prada,” I knew that Vogue was my emerald city. I am so invested in fashion, that I own a lot of key pieces from many luxury designers like Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and so on, and I will not lie, I am quite proud.
Having said that, these are some of my biggest fashion pet peeves. Here are 7 fashion don’t’s.
1. Too Many Accessories
Less is always more. Decking up with too much jewelry or accessories, like a necklace, earrings, rings, hat and so forth, are too much. Like Coco Chanel always said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Wise words to live by from the one and only woman who invented the little black dress.
2. Tight Clothes
No matter what size you are, it is so important to wear that size proudly. A lot of girls have this insecurity that they need to fit into a certain number in clothing size, and that is just not true! In fact, wearing small sized clothing only emphasizes the problem areas, and ultimately makes you look even worse.
3. For the Men: Mixing Brown Shoes and a Black Belt or Wearing White Socks
There is a standard rule for men. If you wear black shoes, wear a black belt. If you wear brown shoes, wear a brown belt. It is more pleasing to the eye, and it makes you look more sophisticated and put together. Another rule of thumb is to never wear white socks unless you are playing sports.
4. All Denim Everything
Think Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake on the red carpet some years ago. Not a good look. Pairing denim from head to toe is too much to the eye and does not look cool at all. It is ideal to do maximum two denim items in a complete outfit. I prefer just one, but to each their own. More than two becomes too overwhelming.
5. Oversized and Baggy Clothing
I see this a lot with gym clothing. I get it, some people are a bit body conscious in the gym to wear fitted stuff. No one is asking you to wear skin-tight clothing, but some decently and true to size clothing can do wonders. Be confident and rock the curves you have! No one needs to look like a potato sack.
6. Panty Lines and Camel Toes
Every girl has gone through this at some point, and I feel the struggles. It is just not attractive. An easy way around panty lines is just wear seamless panties. Victoria’s Secret has a great range of them. As for camel toes, I generally do not bother too much about them unless they are in your face, but a simple panty liner in the middle of the panty helps when wearing leggings.
7. Crop Tops with Low Rise Jeans
This is not the early 2000s. Crop tops are super cute, but not when your entire midsection is bare to the very start of your lower hips. There is just too much vulgarity and an unflattering gap, no matter how well toned or ripped you are. Just not a classy look.