Four Common Outfit Mistakes

· November 4, 2018
Below, we'll help flesh out the mistakes you might be making when picking out your outfit and tell you how to prevent them. Don't miss it!

There are all kinds of mistakes you might be making when it comes time to pick out your outfit and they’re not doing anything for you and your look.

And no, we’re not talking about being a fashion disaster. We’re just talking about following the golden rule: balance and harmony.

Generally speaking, these outfit mistakes stem directly from not knowing your own body – and that always has a solution.

Spend some time in front of the mirror and decide what you like most so you can highlight these areas. On the other end of the spectrum, determine the areas you don’t like that much so you can try to hide them a bit or learn to better live with them.

Next, we’ll tell you which mistakes you might be making when it comes time to get dressed, and how you can beat them.

Four Common Outfit Mistakes

1. Being too critical of yourself

This is the first and most common mistake people make. We’re always harder on ourselves and beat ourselves up for not looking like an Instagram model. Like they say, we’re always our own toughest critics.

In fact, this kind of self-sabotage can reach a such a level that you constantly feel bad about yourself and never come up with any constructive ideas. 

To keep this from happening, it’s very important to emphasize what you do like about yourself. (And if you still don’t know what that might be, take time out to find out.)

Building a positive, realistic self-image won’t happen overnight. It also won’t be a straight line, but it’s certainly a road worth going down. After all, in the end and along the way you’ll enjoy well-being and radiate happiness.

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2. Giving other people’s opinions more authority than your own

Jumping off of the first point, another of the mistakes you might be making when picking out your outfit is that you give other people’s opinions more authority than your own.

Be careful! It’s one thing to give in to everything that other people say about you. However, it’s another thing to never allow anyone to say anything. There’s no need to go to extremes.

However, you do want to set healthy limits, allow constructive criticism, and learn how to analyze it in a way that ends in you making changes you deem necessary.

The point is to not throw out your own opinions just because of other’s perspectives. At the end of the day, the most important thing is to be happy with yourself.

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3. Going all in with all of the trends at once

Being a victim of fashion is another common mistake. You may think that you need to be super up-to-date with all of the trends in order to get other people’s approval.

Then, your ability to sift through the trends fails and you don’t make them fit your style and body. You may go overboard with fashion, and it certainly doesn’t make you look like a model.

To keep yourself from falling into this trap, let some trends pass by. Not all of them work for you. Learn how to distinguish between the ones that make you look and feel good, and which ones don’t.

It’s like we said above: it’s trial and error, and it takes patience.

If you want to learn more: 4 Ideas to Make Your Old Clothes Look Brand New

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4. “Saving” your favorite items for special occasions

There’s no point in saving your favorite items of clothing and accessories – the ones that make you look and feel amazing – for “special occasions.” Often, time goes by and you never end up wearing them.

Dress for yourself. Dress to make yourself happy every day, not just certain days.

Check this out too: Red Makes You More Attractive

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Other Mistakes to Avoid

Some other common outfit mistakes to avoid include:

  • Not wearing the right size.
  • Going overboard with colors, patterns, and accessories.
  • Dressing overly sexy.

In the end, it’s all about balance and enjoying fashion, not being slaves of it.