5 Fashion Faux Pas You Should Avoid at All Costs

Yellow silky tie front top and jeans at a wintery

Everyone has done it at some point in their life. Yes, I am talking about the good old fashion faux pas. What are some of the fashion mistakes I’ve made? Well, if you wanna go back to the 90s and early 00s there are a ton! Too much blue eyeshadow, glitter overload, butterfly clips, wearing too many trends at once. I mean the list goes on and on. Anyway, enough about my fashion mistakes – I’ve got 5 fashion faux pas you need to avoid if you’re looking to live your most stylish life!

Clothes That Are Too Tight

I am all about wearing body-hugging clothes if that is your thing. But there is a big difference between clothes that hug your curves and clothes that are cutting off your circulation. Not only is it unflattering but it’s uncomfortable as well! If you’re going for a sexy body-hugging style, look for clothes that are made of materials that move with your body. Spandex, Lycra, and cotton blends are all great materials for those sexy body-hugging pieces. I’m all for showing off what you’ve got but make sure to do it in the most flattering way possible!

Undergarments That Show

Ok, so this fashion faux pas is a little tricky because sometimes we actually want to show off our undergarments. For example, it’s totally acceptable to let your lacey bralette peek out from under a cute sweater. Or even wearing a lacey body suit as your top with a blazer for a sexy date night look.

What we’re talking about here is the unintentional showing of the undergarments. Bra straps peeking out under a formal dress, your thong rising above your jeans (a la 90s Brittany), or the push up bra that you thought wouldn’t show with that low cut top. There are so many solutions to your undergarment problems these days that all of these problems are an easy fix. There’s everything from low back bras, to seamless panties, and nipple covers, so there’s really no reason for undergarments that show.

Matching Everything

Head to toe designer logos, matching your shoes with your bag and your makeup with your outfit. I think you get it. Gone are the days when you need to have everything perfectly matched. In fact, it’s a lot more chic these days to mix and match your pieces, not to mention it’s much easier.

Wearing All of the Trends

I can admit to being guilty of this on more than one occasion. I love experimenting with trends and I’ve definitely worn more than one trend at a time. But sometimes it can be taken too far. My tip? Start off with something classic or basic and add on the trends from there. I’d say limit your self to one or two trends and keep the rest of the outfit simple.

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Shoes That You Can’t Walk In

At only 5’0 tall I am known to love a sexy high heel. Seriously, I’ve worn 6 inch heels, stilettoes, platforms, you name it. But I always make sure that I can walk properly in whatever shoes I choose to wear. That might mean that you spend some time practicing how to walk in heels at home or pick up a shoe with a little less height but never ever ever go out in something that is going to be a struggle to walk around in!

Your shoes might look amazing in that picture that you took for Instagram but if it doesn’t look so good if your wobble around like baby Bambi all night. Not to mention the dangers of a sprained ankle! If you’re not confident that you can walk around in that shoe for more than an hour don’t even try.

Not Wearing a Mask

This is the only fashion faux pas that you have absolutely no excuse for not following.

If you choose to ignore the other fashion faux pas I can more than likely give you a pass but I am not budging on this one! The pandemic is real and having common curtesy for the safety of others is important now more than ever. Honestly, you have zero excuses for not wearing a mask as they are readily available, affordable, and come in some really fun styles. I’ve seen all different colors, animal prints, sequins, and lacey styles. Have fun with it and make it fashion!

What do you think? Are do thing I’ve got it wrong with some of these fashion faux pas? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. April 29, 2021 / 2:08 pm

    Love that first shot of you, the lighting is magical! And yes to all these faux pas, and by that I mean, YES they are all faux pas!
    xo Jaimie
    http://www.jaimietucker.com

  2. April 29, 2021 / 4:43 pm

    Loved this post, Tracy! I giggled at the matching everything. I just remember in highschool when everyone wore Juicy tracksuits LOL! I literally have almost the exact heels and they are so comfy! I love thick heels. I think everything you said is fair haha xx

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

    • May 3, 2021 / 10:42 am

      OMG I liiiived for a matching tracksuit in high school! Lol. I also used to match my eyeshadow to my shirt each day. It was just too much. haha

    • May 3, 2021 / 10:41 am

      That’s true! I was more so thinking of how I used to match EVERYTHING. Like it was all too much lol

  3. April 30, 2021 / 5:05 am

    I agree with all of these! Loved the tip about starting with a basic and adding trends from there. That’s pretty much what I do anyway but it’s such a good styling tip x

  4. April 30, 2021 / 8:31 am

    My mom taught me to always match my clothes and even though I try to mix and match more often, it feels like I’m doing something wrong haha. Clearly, it’s better to mix and match so I’m happy now!

    xoxo Simone | htttps://beautymone.com

    • May 3, 2021 / 10:39 am

      My mother taught me to do the same thing. Especially when it comes to shoes – she said it should always match your bag! I mean how stressful is that! I need a red bag to go with my red shoes etc. I mean if that’s your thing go for it but I enjoy mixing it up much more! Thank you for stopping by Simone!

  5. May 1, 2021 / 2:07 am

    I love how this post is welcoming to all, and doesn’t put down other people’s tastes and personal style! It goes over crucial wardrobe malfunctions to avoid! Couldn’t agree more, Tracy!!

    xx Sara
    https://thecliqueblog.com

    • May 3, 2021 / 10:38 am

      Thank you, Sara! I’m so happy that you said that. I just wanted to offer a bit of advice but I hate the way some articles on similar topics make it sound so negative! Fashion shouldn’t be taken all that seriously and at the end of the day you gotta wear what you feel the best in!

    • May 3, 2021 / 10:36 am

      I still love a glittery look (more shimmery than glitter) but I def went overboard in the past lol

  6. May 1, 2021 / 9:47 am

    Love this list, haha the “matching everything” can look quite bad :)!! Also following every trend ist just not necessary.

    lots of love, Miri
    http://www.meetmiri.com

    • May 3, 2021 / 10:35 am

      Yes! So tru, thank you for stopping by Miri!

  7. May 1, 2021 / 1:37 pm

    I agree that wearing too many trends at once can be really over the top and that wearing ANYTHING uncomfortable should be a thing of the common sense, but what I most agree on is wearing masks. We’re still not done with the pandemic and there are so many cute styles to choose from. Responsibility is a must, especially now that we can make it fun. 😀

    http://www.couture-case.com

    • May 3, 2021 / 10:35 am

      So true! We still have to be mindful of the people around us and take care of each other if we truly want this thing to end. And since we have to wear them might as well make it FASHION!

  8. May 2, 2021 / 6:55 am

    I used to love matching and I probably still do though I haven’t done it in years! I agree with everything you said though and there is a fine line between cool and tacky! The mask wearing one, I am with you. No excuse not to be donning on especially when outside. Happy Sunday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • May 3, 2021 / 10:33 am

      I used to love matching too! It could totally be done in a tasteful way but I used to go over board lol! In the end it’s just fashion and it’s fun to take some fashion risks so do what makes you feel good right?

  9. May 3, 2021 / 7:23 am

    These are great call-outs! I love mixing trends with classic pieces! And I get what you mean about matching but I do love a cute matching set sometimes!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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