Here Are 21 Common Fashion Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Style! How To Fix Them!


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.

1. Undershirt 

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. You believe white shouldn’t be worn after labor day.

Ladies, listen up: This is an antiquated rule that shouldn’t be followed. As countless designers and fashion stars have proved during the past few seasons, white isn’t only appropriate when the weather turns chilly, but also amazingly fresh and modern. One thing to keep in mind when tackling the white-in-winter trend: It’s all about the fabric. Lighter textiles such as white cotton, linen, canvas, and seersucker will look out of place during fall and winter, so be sure you’re reaching for white wool, cashmere, fur, mohair, flannel, silk, and leather.

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3. 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!

4. Markdown Mania

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Sales and special offers cause you to lose your mind. Budgeting and good sense leave the building. You end up with clothes that you don’t need, would never wear, and don’t even look good in.

Bargains are the number one reason that people end up with useless items, and flash sales only heighten the risk. So before you click “buy” or bolt to the checkout counter, pause. Reflect. Is it the thrill of the bargain that you’re responding to or the item itself? Ask your­self, If this were full price, would I still want it? Do I need it? Imagine what you’ll wear it with and for what occasion. Ask yourself what else in your closet serves the same purpose. Then think about how many hours you work to earn the money that you are about to blow on this item. And take a second to consider what else you could spend that cash on if you didn’t spend it here. If you’re good with the answers you come up with, then proceed with confidence. (And, by the way, congratulations on money well spent.)

5. 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!

6. Closet-Disorder Disorder

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Piling multiple tops onto a single hanger, over­-stuffing drawers, and cramming hanging rods so tightly that the jaws of life are required to extract clothes. Plumbing the depths feels so overwhelming, you default to grabbing what’s just out of the laundry—which means that you end up wearing the same things over and over and over again.

First, carve out and honor an off­-season storage spot. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Attic, basement, a spare dresser, under­-bed bins—whatever you can make happen. Twice a year, move off­ season clothes out of sight. During this transition time, get rid of what no longer fits, suits your life, or makes you happy. And to ensure that you never (again?) end up with 12 pairs of black pants, organize the winners first by type and then by color. Use the correct hanger for the task: Lightweight, flat flocked hangers work for thin, light tops; sturdier hangers maintain the shape and structure of coats and blazers. Heavy knit sweaters and dresses will stretch if hung; instead, fold them and store in drawers or on shelves. Protect trousers from those telltale knee creases by hanging them from the bottom, on clip­-style trouser hangers. Store handbags (emptied of pens, gum, and anything else that might leak or attract pests) on a shelf separated with clear dividers or, if you have no shelf space, on large S­-hooks on the closet rod.

7. You always buy the same size in clothes

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As any woman who’s shopped high-fashion and fast-fashion knows, sizing can vary tremendously according to store, brand, and item. Cheaper clothing typically runs way bigger, making it common for a woman to wear, say, a size Large at Forever 21, but still be a size 2 in Stella McCartney. Don’t sweat the number—pay attention to how things look on your body instead.

8. Purse Paralysis

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Carrying your everyday bag to a wedding, schlep­ ping your work tote to a weekend party, or sporting a dark leather bag with a bright sun dress in July— you know, failing to change your bag regardless of season or occasion. You tell yourself that you can’t be bothered. (It’s such a pain! Who wants to think about it?) But inside you know that it’s an easy fix that will make a difference. Still, assembling (or paring down to) the right collection can be tricky. So the thought cycle continues.

9. 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.

10. Attachment Disorder

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You refer to a certain sweater, jacket, or pair of jeans as your best friend. When you look back through your selfies or when people tag you on Facebook, you always seem to be wearing said friend. You are experiencing creeping doubts about the health of this relationship.

Therefore, take a good, hard look at old faithful, and consider if it’s still earning its keep. If you have even once said to yourself, “Oh, no one will notice this stain/rip/fraying,” it’s time for a second opinion. Ask an honest and kind friend (of the human variety) to weigh in on its style (does it look up to date?) and attractiveness (does it flatter you?). It’s possible you have a genuine classic on your hands, something worth the investment of an alteration or a special cleaning. But there is a difference between a classic and something that’s just…old. If an item has deep sentimental value, you can treat it like a work of art: Frame it, take a photo of it, use it as a centerpiece for a quilt, or pack it away for posterity. If it’s not worth that treatment, bid it good­bye and trust that you will love again.

11. You wear retro pieces without a modern spin.

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We all know that fashion is cyclical and that everything comes back around, but that doesn’t mean you should dress in full of-another-decade outfits, which could run the risk of making you look like you’re both in costume and 10 years older.

Love the look of a wild ’80s neon sweater you found at the Salvation Army? Leave the leggings and sneakers at home and opt for a pair of super-sleek skinny jeans, natural hair and makeup, and a great pair of ankle boots. Found a vintage swingy midi-skirt? Style it with modern staples like a cropped leather jacket and a sleek pair of pointy heels as opposed to wearing a pussy-bow blouse and pearls.

12. 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!

13. 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.

14. You believe tall women shouldn’t wear heels.

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This mandate isn’t only silly, but a little sexist, too. Stemming from a whole bunch of antiquated notions including abundant height isn’t feminine, and a woman shouldn’t draw extra attention to herself, this rule is one no woman should ever follow if they don’t want to. We know plenty of women who are six feet tall and still rock killer heels with grace (ahem, Jenna LyonsCharlize TheronMichelle ObamaKarlie Kloss….)

15. You shop for Instagram

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We hate to assume you’d buy anything simply so people know you own it, but such is the world in which we live. Are you buying that Balenciaga bag because you really, really love it, or because you want others to know you bought it? If you buy those Jimmy Choo pumps, will you be able to truly enjoy them without posting them to social media? If the answer is no, you might have some thinking to do about your shopping habits.

16. Accessorize Appropriatetly

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!


17. Spray Your Tights 

I’ve heard of using clear nail polish to fix runs in tights, but I had no idea hairspray could be a useful tool as well! Spray your tights with hairspray before you put them on to prevent them from runs and tears.


18. You avoid horizontal stripes like the plague.

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Buying into the notion that all horizontal lines make you look wide is a cliché mistake. Yes, we’ll admit that a skin-tight bodycon dress emblazoned with horizontal lines might only look good on a model, but pieces that are made well and fit well—think a classic cotton Breton striped shirt tucked into dark jeans, a ladylike full skirt with horizontal stripes, or a great striped overcoat—flatters every woman.

19. You think you can only wear one bold color at a time.

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If we’ve learned anything from the recent color-blocking phenom, it’s that a bold saturated hue can look even better when paired with another bold saturated hue. Wearing an emerald green silk blouse? Don’t be afraid to wear those fuchsia suede heels or carry that sunny yellow leather clutch—you’ll look super-modern.

20. You think mixing prints is too loud.

Actually, mixed prints can look extremely sophisticated and offer your everyday look a dose of freshness. Really anything goes when it comes to mixing prints, but if you’re a print mixer beginner you can stick to more common prints like stripes and polka dots.

21. You think actual menswear is just for men.

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Obviously, you’re not going to pick up a suit at Rochester Big and Tall, but you’d be surprised by how many made-for-men pieces can work for you. This is especially true at common outposts like Forever 21, H&M, J. Crew, and Zara, whose men’s stuff—think slim-cut button-downs, sweatshirts, oversized sweaters, and utility jackets—often aren’t as trendy as their for-women counterparts, and offer a slightly slouchier fit.