Fashion Fails: The Worst Outfit Mistakes You’re Making

Imagine walking out of the house, head held high, shoulders raised in confidence and a ‘who’s the boss’ attitude not knowing you’re committing the worst outfit mistake ever. Mortifying!

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If you’re looking to identify and avoid those mistakes stay with me. In this article, I’ll be pointing out the worst outfit mistakes you might be making and how to avoid them.

10 Terrible Outfit Mistakes You’re Making

In no particular order, here are fashion mistakes stylish women shouldn’t be caught making.

1.Wearing too many Patterns Together

While mixing patterns can create visual interest, wearing too many patterns can overwhelm your frame and detract from your overall look.

When you wear multiple patterns, they clash and compete for attention, and this will result in a chaotic visual effect.

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Another disadvantage of wearing too many patterns is it obscures the natural lines and proportions of your body, resulting in unflattering silhouette.

Wearing too many patterns can also make your outfit appear disorganized and we don’t want that do we?

So, if you must mix patterns, do so with caution, choose one pattern as the focal point and stick to two patterns maximum.

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2. Wearing Rumpled Clothes

Yeah, I know we girlies have an eternal beef with the pressing iron since time immemorial, that has to change.

Wearing rumpled clothes can make your outfit look tacky and disorderly.

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If you’re too lazy to press your clothes, have someone do it for you or better still send your clothes to the drycleaners before time.

3. Buying Fast Fashion

Fast fashion operates on the model of rapid production and consumption. Yes, they have a lower price tag but they’re often made from cheap materials and constructed with little attention to quality.

These clothes never last and tend to wear out quickly. If you’re a fast fashion lover, you’d definitely notice that your clothes lose color and sometimes shape after washing a few times.

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Then you’re left with the option of managing your worn-out clothes which is a terrible outfit mistake or replacing your clothes too often which leads to unplanned spendings.

4. Not Knowing Your Personal Style

Your personal style is a reflection of your personality, lifestyle, and preferences. When you’re unsure of your personal style, it can lead to uncertainty and a lack of confidence in your fashion choices.

It can make your outfits feel forced or uncomfortable and this tend to impact how you carry yourself.

If you’re a fashion enthusiast and you’re yet to discover your personal style, you can do so by taking the time to explore your tastes, lifestyle and preferences. This way you’d discover what fashion tricks works best for you.

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5. Not Knowing Your Body Type

Not knowing your body type is a sure way to make terrible outfit mistakes. You have to dress according to your body type regardless of your preference, this will help you feel more confident.

Certain clothes will look better on certain body types. For Instance, you have an inverted triangle body type, a body con dress is not a good fit for you, instead dresses that are flared from the waist down or an A-lined dress would best flatter your body.

Now this same body con dress would look so perfect on someone with spoon body shape.

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See full chart here.

Taking this into consideration, you can see how not knowing your body type can result into outfit mistakes. So, avoid clothes that don’t flatter your body shape.

6.Wearing Too Many Jewelry

Like all good things, moderation is key. While wearing jewelry is a great way to add a touch of sophistication to your outfit, wearing too much jewelry does the exact opposite; you’d end up looking tacky.

Excess jewelry can overwhelm your overall look. The main purpose of jewelry is to enhance your outfit, too much of it can create a distracting appearance.

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Too much jewelry will end up clashing with each other. Mixing too many statement pieces or bold jewelries will result in a chaotic look.

Asides the effect on your outfit, wearing too much jewelry is super uncomfortable so why would you want that?

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Excessive jewelry can come across as trying too hard or making up for poor outfit choices. So, tone down the jewelry for maximum effect.

7. Wearing Oversized/Undersized Clothes

Wearing clothes that don’t fit properly can mess up your style and make you look sloppy.

Oversized clothes, when not properly styled, can make you appear larger than your original size. Instead of accentuating your natural figure, they can overwhelm your body frame and create this unkempt look.

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Undersized clothes on the other hand, can create unflattering bulges and draw attention to areas you’d rather conceal. They can also make you uncomfortable and too self-conscious. This can affect your confidence and poise.

Wearing ill-fitting clothes can send a message that you don’t care about your appearance or you’re just a naturally sloppy person.

8. Skipping Wardrobe Essentials

Wardrobe essentials are in fact ESSENTIAL when making outfit choices. On those days when you don’t know what to wear your wardrobe essentials can come to your rescue.

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Now if you don’t have this in place, you’d end up throwing on anything that’s within reach and this might end up being a bad outfit idea.

So, get your essentials in place to avoid making bad outfit choices.

9. Ignoring Dress Code

This is one of the worst fashion mistakes to make.

Imagine showing up in jeans and t-shirt to an evening soiree, cringe right? This is why you should never ignore dress codes.

If you’re unsure of the dress code, make effort to find out. If there’s none, take the type of event and the venue into consideration, this will help narrow your outfit choices to suit the event.

10. Mixing too many Trends

While it’s good to keep up with trends, mixing too many trends at once will make your outfit look chaotic and disorganized.

While it’s fun to experiment with trends, moderation is key. Select one or two trends to incorporate into your outfit. Pair designers with classic pieces to maintain a sense of balance.


I hope you found this helpful.

Now go forth and commit no fashion faux pas!

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