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.
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.
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.