I like to consider myself to be a fairly well-dressed individual. I tend to follow the typical fashion rules, and don’t usually leave the house unless I’m looking semi-acceptable. And although I think I’m pretty fashion savvy, I’ll never turn my head away from learning new fashion and clothing tricks. As it turns out, there are many common fashion mistakes out there, and I’m definitely guilty of a few of the ones that appear on this list. But fortunately, for every fashion mistake, there exists an amazing and helpful tip! So if you’re ready to step up your outfit game and discover if you’ve been making some of these fashion faux pas too, keep reading for a list of common fashion mistakes and how to correct them.
Have you ever tried wearing a fitted sweater over top of a collared shirt, only to be left with infinite, visible wrinkles? Avoid this sloppy situation by wearing a tank top in between your blouse and sweater, which works to smooth out wrinkles.
2. Stick & Conceal
Even if a button down shirt fits you correctly, you may still be left with those pesky, gaping holes in between buttons around the bust area. Smooth and conceal those gaps by applying double-sided tape in between buttons!
3. Cuff Correctly
I can’t get over how big of a difference such a small step can make. When wearing ankle booties, cuff your jeans to make your legs appear longer!
4. Tall Boot Trick
You no longer have to be limited to only wearing skinny jeans with tall boots! Simply fold the cuff of flared or baggy jeans, put on a fitted, tall sock, and voila! No more cramming fabric and uncomfortable outings.
5. Stop The Shed
Does your favorite fuzzy sweater shed to the point of no return? The night before you want to wear your sweater, put it in a Ziploc bag and toss it in the freezer overnight. This will encourage fibers to lock together, which will eliminate shedding!
6. Prevent Pillage
There’s seriously nothing that annoys me more than when my knit and fuzzy sweaters start to pill. Resist the urge to pick the pills yourself, and instead use a pumice stone or pill shaver.
7. Accessorize Appropriately
Sometimes it can be difficult to know which necklaces look best with certain necklines. Refer to this necklace and neckline guide for the perfect pairing every time!
8. Flat Iron Collars
It’s extremely difficult to attempt smoothing out collars with a traditional iron. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution! Just take a flat iron to your collars for an easier ironing experience.
9. Drape Instead
Although actually wearing your jackets is extremely functional, draping them over your shoulders is extremely stylish! Try out this fun fashion look before the colder weather prohibits it!
10. Belted & Beautiful
Never underestimate the power of a belt! Especially if you’re wearing multiple layers, belting at your waist will instantly add some shape to your look.