There are a number of standard “fashion mistakes” in every stylist’s Book of Secrets that we all agree on and often pass on to our clients.
Of course, we certainly don’t mean this in a judgmental way. These aren’t things that will land you on the worst-dressed list, but rather common styling mistakes we all make. They’re often ingrained in us very early and are hard habits to break, maybe because we’re a little self-conscious or maybe because our mum taught us that we must always match our bag to our belt to our shoes.
Here are the top seven fashion mistakes, why you should avoid them and what to do instead.
1. BULKY CLOTHING
One of the most common beliefs women have is that wearing loose, bulky clothing will hide their shape. In fact, it does quite the opposite; bulky clothing can actually make you look bigger than you are. If you’ve curvy, avoid wearing heavy jumpers, oversized t-shirts and even bootleg jeans. Instead, opt for structured pieces in a thick, supportive fabric and try a straight or skinny jean. We promise you’ll be surprised!