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Now that summer is here it is time for a wardrobe check and upgrade! For most people, summer is their favorite time of the year when it comes to fashion. This is because it gives them the ability to experiment with vibrant colors and patterns, nothing is off-limits. Plus, it’s accessory season so everything from sunglasses to straw hats is available to complement looks. Make sure for a flawless look this summer season and avoid these top eight fashion mistakes below.
Ditch the Festival Wristbands
Let’s start with those beloved festival wristbands. We know you are proud of the events you have been to throughout the summer but no one wants to see a wristband that you acquired four months ago. Instead, why not collect them and stick them into a scrapbook or shadowbox? The amount of bacteria your wristband will harbor if you wear it every day is so very frightening.
This is something a lot of people do in the summer when they are not confident with their body. They will team a mini dress with leggings, for example. If you do this, you are only going to make yourself look bigger. Embrace your beauty and avoid over-layering. After all, no one wants to sweat buckets during the warmer summer months, do they?
Wearing the Wrong Size
This is another tactic people use when they are not confident in their body for the summer. However, it is also something to be avoided. Again, if you wear something too slouchy or with too much fabric, you will only make yourself look bigger. If you do want to wear an oversized item, make sure you balance it. Therefore, if you want to rock an oversized T-shirt, you need to balance the look with skinny bottoms, or you can cinch it in at the waist. Needless to say, wearing clothing that is too small is not advised easier; you will only feel uncomfortable.
Too Many Accessories
We mentioned in the introduction that summer is the season for accessorizing, however, this does not mean that you should go overboard. There are so many people that go accessory crazy, teaming their outfit with a necklace, earrings, numerous rings, sunglasses, a hat, and anything else they can get their hands on. Instead of putting on as many accessories as you can find, it is better to opt for one or two statement pieces that will make you stand out for all the right reasons. Consider statement brands like Alexander McQueen for your accessories.
Too Many Colors
Another mistake a lot of people make during the summer is opting for too many colors. Of course, vibrant and pastel colors look amazing during the summer months, and color blocking is a trend that is hot right now, however, this does not mean that you should incorporate every color in the rainbow into your outfit. Find a color palette you like and go with it in a stylish way.
Wearing Thicker Fabrics
You need to choose fabrics that flow and are light. Thick fabrics will only make you sweat and nothing ruins an outfit more than sweat patches! When you are buying online, make sure you read the description to discover what the garment has been made from and if it will be appropriate for the hot summer months.
Wearing Flimsy Fabrics
You are probably thinking well you told us not to wear thick fabrics, now you are saying don’t choose flimsy fabrics, so what can we wear? Well, you should still look for light materials, but don’t go for anything cheap or flimsy. If you do this, it won’t sit very well on the body, and this can lead to a massive fashion disaster. Plus flimsy fabrics typically don’t hold up well in the wash and it would be a shame to waste your hard-earned money on fashion items that won’t last.
Flip Flops are for the Beach
Everyone needs a good pair of flip flops for the summer but this does not mean you should wear them every chance you get. Not only do flip flops look untidy and too casual if you wear them in certain situations, i.e. to work or out for dinner with friends, but they can also hurt your feet if you wear them too much. Not to mention the unsightly tan lines they will create in the summer.
There is no denying that summer is one of the best months for those who love fashion. There are so many amazing patterns, fabrics, colors and silhouettes to play around with and an amazing assortment of accessories to choose from too. However, it is important to avoid the mistakes that have been mentioned above if you want to look flawless throughout. Happy Summer!