How NOT to be a Fashion Victim

The world of fashion can be pretty overwhelming sometimes. And by sometimes, I mean all of the time! Even if you’re into fashion and enjoy following the latest trends, you can still commit a “crime of fashion” – I know I have! So, what do I mean by a “crime of fashion”? While a crime against style brings to mind the usual offenses, such as wearing athletic socks with sandals, wearing white after labor day, wearing sloppy sweats in public, etc., I firmly believe that the pendulum can swing the OTHER way. Yes, it IS possible to be too “fashiony”, as I sometimes call it. Such people are known as fashion victims, a phrase coined by Oscar de la Renta, and have taken the trend game too far!

So, how do you avoid this fate? Here are three tips on how NOT to be a “fashion victim”:

1. Don’t Wear Too Many Trends Simultaneously

You ever see a girl on the street who is wearing so many trends that her whole look is confusing? To avoid being “that girl”, mix and match trendy items with classic pieces. Try not to let your “trend percentage” creep over 50%.

2. Only Wear Trends that Flatter YOU!!

If a particular trend isn’t going to look good on you, you DON’T HAVE TO WEAR IT! The trend police won’t come after you, I promise. A personal example: you know the recent midi skirt trend? Yeah, I’m too short for it. So guess what? I go for the maxi or the mini.

3. Follow Your Personal Style Compass!

Remember your personal style! If your style is feminine and whimsical but the latest trendy item includes studs and grommets, feel free to pass it on by. On the other hand, if your style is edgy and masculine, go ahead and skip the flowery pastels. Stay the style course, no matter what the seasonal trends may bring!

Well, there you have it! Good luck and good fashion to all!

How do you avoid becoming a fashion victim? Share your tips in the comments.

Kristen P.


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