July 5, 2012

Fashion Faux-Pas for current 2012 trends


WhatIWear recently asked me to contribute to their newsletter about my opinion on some fashion faux-pas. In case you didn't see their newsletter, here is the write-up that I did. For this blog post, I also integrated some photo examples to illustrate the points. Enjoy :)



THIS SEASON’S FASHION FAUX-PAS

You may already know some basic and seasonless fashion no-no’s, like socks with sandals or granny panty line showing through pants.  To make fashion faux-pas more relevant to the current trends, I have summoned up my personal top 3 fashion faux-pas for 2012 trends.

1. Color blocking: This trend is everywhere nowadays. Color blocking looks the best if you use two or three colors, with three colors being the max. Over three? That’s just too much.

Photo source: 1, 2, 3



2. Loose clothing: I’m loving the trend with loose blouses, boyfriend jeans, and loose, flowy dresses. However, the look doesn’t work if you end up swimming in your entire outfit and hiding your feminine figure. You can pair loose blouse with skinnies, boyfriend jeans with form-fitting top or blazer, and loose dress can be cinched at the waist with a belt or paired with a form fitting jacket.

Photo source: Cosmopolitan, Pinterest



3. Large floral print: Large floral prints are cute because they can exude a vintage feel to them, but if you are wearing the same large floral print from head to toe, you may risk looking like a sofa. To avoid this mishap, pair a large floral print dress or bottom with a solid jacket/blazer. If you would like to wear all prints from head to toe, mix and match different prints for the top and the bottom.


Photo source: Cosmopolitan, Pinterest



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38 comments:

  1. Great post !

    Really well done ;)

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  2. Fun post to read! Lovely done!

    xoxo
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  3. loose sheer blouses are my favorite!

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  4. nice post,
    very helpful,
    thanks for your sweet comment
    following you now

    hope we can folllow each other
    xo
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  5. love the post...fun to read and my fave trend was features, loose clothing.xx
    NANCIEMWAI.COM

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  6. what an amaze post. I agree, and also, i LOVE LOVE LOVE the loose skirt esp the one rachel bilson is wearing, sooo perfect!! xx
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  7. I could not agree more with your point about the loose clothing. In fashion more is not always better! So many women try to wear one big loose outfit and they just drown in it. You are spot on with these points!

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  8. I'm with you on these trends Suzie....I think LOOSE is the new sexy as long as it's done right!!

    Rebecca
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  9. I love the color blocking and floral prints too. Great post!

    -Tina
    http://2petite.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm a big fan of loose clothing. It's so forgiving when you're a mom!

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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  11. Great post ! I ve enjoyed reading !
    XX
    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com/

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  12. I agree with everything! Great post!!
    xoxo

    eLi

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  13. Thanks so much for following i am now following back on GFC! Lovely post=)
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  14. Hehe, amazing post Suzie! I totally agree with your choices ;)
    XOXO
    Ylenia
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  15. yes great post LOVE it Suzie! xoxo

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  16. I agree! Not too sure what Gwen Stefani was thinking with that jacket, haha.

    -Lauren
    www.coffeeandcolor.blogspot.com

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  17. i definitely agree!
    though sometimes its dificult to find the limit between a cross and a tick
    love your blog

    im following you, would you follow me??

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    Kache - LTS

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  18. great post! this was a very fun read! xox P

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  19. Great post, and I totally agree with you!

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  20. I couldn't agree with this more! Only i actually like the big green dress
    xoxo

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  21. I love the last pic with the mixed floral prints - while I love pattern mixing, I don't think I could pull that off and look so chic!

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  22. loved this! I think we all try to go for trends without really knowing how to wear them all the time :)

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  23. this is a great feature! love the looks Leanne Rhimmes needs a stylist!

    MsStreep

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  24. I'd have to agree on all of those, especially the color blocking. You can easily look like Punky Bruster!

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  25. I couldn't agree more!! All of these are so true!

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  26. Pretty good write up Suzie! I love the color blocking, it's one of my favorite trend of 2012-2012 and I hope it'll carry over to 2013. Also, I want to add one more to your list...how about over doing ombre hair, it's a hot trend right now but I've seen some really extreme ones! :)

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  27. Love the floral print trend!

    katiesbliss.com

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  28. lovin this post!

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  29. great post

    like your blog

    do u want follow each other?

    xoxo

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  30. I love loose clothing!!! I'm really glad to have found your blog!!! If you have a chance, please visit/follow my fashion blog. Your supports will mean a lot to me. Thank you so much in advance. I wish a beautiful day!!! I look forward to hear from you and to read more of your future blog posts!!!

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  31. I could seriously be on your blog for hours,honey!Keep it up!;)
    xx
    B.
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  32. Awesome post love photos, you have a great blog!!

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  33. Great post!

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  34. lovely post:)


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  35. WOW! I really love this post, really interesting. And that Gucci collection with colour blocking, for me is simply amazing!

    <3
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