10 Fashion Do’s and Don’ts to Keep in Mind at All Times

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The reason why I had to come up with a list of fashion do’s and don’ts is a terrible fashion faux pas that has been haunting me after a seaside break (a woman having breakfast in front of me in a sequin jumpsuit two mornings in a row – my eyes are still hurting).

I believe that a look can make or break a woman, and this is why we should follow a few common sense fashion rules to look our best. So here are my 10 personal fashion do’s and don’ts to read and apply:

 

FASHION DO’S

1. Emphasize your top features instead of hiding them. Show off toned legs in a mini-skirt, or a little cleavage provided you keep your assets in a good push-up bra. Remember the word “little” though.

2. Wear lace! I know that today it’s all about easy denim, cotton and knits, but ladylike lace highlights your femininity like no other fabric.

10 Fashion Do's and Don’ts to Keep in Mind at All Times

3. Own at least one pair of plain, nude pumps. They look great with anything, anytime.

10 Fashion Do's and Don’ts to Keep in Mind at All Times

4. Spend the extra dollar on high quality fabrics that will last in time. Cheap stuff wears out pretty quickly so you will end up buying things again and again anyway.

5. Invest in a neutral silk scarf. It will tie easily and will elegantly complement any outfit. They are so versatile!

6. Go for vertical stripes that elongate the silhouette instead of horizontal ones.

10 Fashion Do's and Don’ts to Keep in Mind at All Times

7. Wear a string (or two, or three) of pearls. Unlike big, flashy fashion jewelry, pearls will always give you a refined, expensive look.

10 Fashion Do's and Don’ts to Keep in Mind at All Times

8. Wear spanx under any second-skin-tight outfit. They flawlessly reshape the silhouette injecting an extra dose of confidence.

9. Always check your rear view when trying on a skirt or a pair of pants. And do try to sit down in the changing room, especially if the garment is rather fitted. (preventing split seams is better than having to mend them)

10. Wear your clothes because they make you feel and look good, not because they are trendy.

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FASHION DON’TS

1. Wear a multitude of clashing prints and patterns at the same time. They will look like a punch in the eye.

10 Fashion Do's and Don’ts to Keep in Mind at All Times

2. Pair a digital watch with a dressy outfit. If you don’t own a dress watch just go for a bracelet.

3. Dress like a teenager if you could almost be the mom of one. Never try to look like someone you are not, so act and dress your age.

4. Wear black underwear with a sheer white outfit. Not sexy.

5. Pair long jackets with long skirts. You will look bigger than you are.

6. Wear fake accessories, such as Chanel bags or Louboutin shoes. True connoisseurs will get it. And won’t appreciate it.

7. Wear silver jewelry when your outfit has gold hardware, and vice-versa.

8. Go for leggings or pants with big prints. They will make your legs look heavier.

10 Fashion Do's and Don’ts to Keep in Mind at All Times

9. Wear sky high heels or really tight skirts you cannot walk in. Unless you want to entertain the onlookers.

10 Fashion Do's and Don’ts to Keep in Mind at All Times

10. Wear festive sequins, rhinestones or lamé before 6 p.m. I beg you!

10 Fashion Do's and Don’ts to Keep in Mind at All Times

Each of us has been guilty at some point in life of a fashion faux pas. What’s been your worst? Share so we can all learn from mistakes!

 

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A true fashion and beauty maven, Georgiana Candescu is in love with everything that helps a woman wow any crowd. She writes for international online magazines and blogs, targeting female readers that have a common passion for all things beautiful. She loves to use her flair and knowledge to give women tips about the latest cosmetic breakthroughs and fashion trends.
Every woman can reveal her inner diva using the right beauty products and wearing the right outfits, and Georgiana will help you discover what you need to add a touch of pizzazz to your look!

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