There are lots of fashion mistakes with which we are all familiar and fashionistas know exactly how to steer clear of them.

For example, I bet you are very familiar with the saying ‘blue and green should never be seen.’ So, hopefully, you would never wear a green top with some navy blue jeans! However, there are many more style faux pas that aren’t quite as well-known and, as a result, lots of us end up making them every day. Thankfully, I’m here to put you right! Here are four fashion mistakes you shouldn’t make ever again… after reading this blog post!

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Fashion Mistakes #1: Showing Too Much Skin

When it comes to showing skin, you should choose to show either your legs or your chest. Don’t ever show both in one outfit as you could be at risk of flashing way too much skin. And this could make your outfit come across as slightly trashy. Don’t be too worried about showing any skin, though – skin is certainly in right now!

Showing just the right amount of skin can be very alluring. One way to get this look just right is to wear a loose-fitting dress with high-cut shoulders. You can’t go wrong if you’re showing your arms!

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Fashion Mistakes #2: Wearing Too Much Bling

Jewelry is a great way to add some statement to your outfit. However, if you go over the top it can be overbearing and even make your outfit look ever so slightly cheap. To ensure you don’t find yourself on the cheap side of fashion stick to one elegant piece of statement jewelry, such as a mermaid necklace. Some other fab ways to add some chic glitz to your look is to slip on a cocktail ring, elegant bracelet or statement watch.

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Fashion Mistakes #3. Choosing Heels That Are Too High Or Too Low

Getting the height of your heels right can be very tricky. Wearing heels that are way too high can make it extremely difficult to walk, and you could end up doing a Mariah Carey and falling flat on your face! The height of your heels is in direct relation to the hem of whatever you are wearing. The higher the hem, the lower the heel. Assuming you can walk in them, higher heels can be worn with flattering flared trousers and hems below the knee. The higher above the knee, the lower the heel. This balances your look.

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The higher the hem, the lower the heel. Assuming you can walk in them, higher heels can be worn with flattering flared trousers and hems below the knee. The higher above the knee, the lower the heel. This balances your look. If the hem of your skirt or dress is low and your heels are low, you will look unbalanced.

Exceptions are maxi dresses with flat summer sandals and skinny jeans with ballet flats. These looks are perfect.

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Fashion Mistakes #4: Wearing Trousers That Aren’t Tailored Correctly

The only way your trousers are going to look good is if they are perfectly tailored to you. Go to a local tailor and ask them for a tailor-made pair if you are very conscious of getting this right. However, you don’t have to have them tailor-made. High street trousers will be fine if you ensure they fit properly and are not too tight.

When choosing trousers, as opposed to jeans, ensure the waistband sits without cutting in, that your hips are gently covered, and that your bottom isn’t tight. Squat down in the dressing room to see how the trousers fit and move. Take heels with you so you can check the hem length with shoes you will wear with the pants.

Happy shopping!

Relevant Podcasts:

Jewelry and Jewellery : Listen to celebrity jewelry designer Samantha Wills talks about being in debt and doubting her ability to create a business. Now she’s a spectacular success seen on red carpets across the globe. Aleen Apanian has taken a different path. She has created an on-line jewelry business, The Dark Horse, sourcing designer jewellery from many designers.

Fashion Designer: Carolyn Whitford is the designer of Baz Inc fashion for busy women who need chic clothing that’s stylish and hard-working.

Fashion over Forty: Jacynth Bassett is a young woman with a highly successful business that caters for fashionable women over forty. Inspired by her fashion-conscious Mum who was sick of frumpy fashion for the over forties, Jacynth is now an anti-ageist fashion warrior with a boutique, pop-up shops, and speaking engagements.

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