Confront Your Fear of Fashion

Are you a fashion flop? Do you look at fashion magazines in puzzled envy and feel like you will never be able to follow the trends? Do you wander the department stores wishing your fashion godmother would point you in the right direction? Do you walk the streets feeling like everyone is looking at you? Don't feel bad; knowing about your problem is the first step toward making a difference. There are millions out there just like you, struggling in vain to make fashion work for them. The good news is, fashion is coming around your way. For example, jeans and t-shirt are more popular than ever. Comfort and fashion combined is always great, right? While jeans and t-shirt are easy to coordinate, and pretty versatile, you just can't wear them everywhere. Take a hint from these common fashion mistakes and learn from the mistakes of others what not to do.

Great fashion is not just about trends, it's actually all about you. Being trendy works for celebrities, but most of us just don't have the budget to update our wardrobe every time the trends change. Learning what looks great on you will take you much further than any fashion magazine. One common fashion mistake is choosing the wrong colors for your skin. Just because the outfit looks good on the mannequin doesn't mean it will look good on you. No one on earth has the skin tone of that mannequin, so how can you choose your colors with that example? Use your skin tone to decide what colors will work for you. If you have fair skin, look for bold colors, they will bring out some color in your skin. For dark skin, you will want light colors that will brighten your features. Medium skin looks great in bold or light colors. Being unrealistic about your size is another common fashion mistake. Buying clothing too big or too small will either highlight all of your flaws, or create the appearance of flaws where you don't have them. Along the same lines, don't make the mistake of showing too much skin. No matter how beautiful your body, showing too much skin can take away from your body and make your bareness the center of attention, rather than your beauty. The idea is to accentuate your best features, not put them on display.

Don't over embellish. Glitter, sequins, and other embellishments can enhance an outfit, and make you look put together, but too much will detract from your look. Use embellishments to attract attention away from your flaws. For example, if you have wide hips, you may want to wear a top with an embellished neckline to draw the eye up and away from your hips. If you know you are a dunce when it comes to coordinating colors and patterns, avoid that trap completely. Invest in neutral colors that can mix and match across your wardrobe. Accessories can lend color to your look so you don't have to worry about looking like a box of crayons.

Fashion challenges don't have to be so challenging, just stick to the safe stuff. Knowing a few tips and tricks can help you keep your secret from the world. You may never look like a trendy celebrity, but who does? Finding outfits that flatter you and make you feel confident is really what's important to avoiding fashion boo boos. Take the first step to fashion recovery and start learning from these fashion mistakes.


Post a Comment