Fashion Faux Pas

There are so many in my opinion, but to start… here is a little ‘insight’ into one that is obvious to me. As girls skirts are getting shorter and tighter, have you noticed they also stand pigeon toed? I’m serious, even the models are standing this way… Teenagers also when mingling and just talking, it infuriates me no end as it is seemingly becoming a ‘fashionable’ way to stand. I think it’s sad, that they don’t even stop to think; “hey am I insecure / shy… because I’m sure standing like it”! Now, some performers.. for example can ‘get away with it’ in my view, like M.I.A, Jessie J now I’m still not saying it’s ‘ok’.. just that combined with her sheer ‘attitude’, it works.. see the last video in this post, for Sade her attitude is still ‘tough but feminine to see what I mean. We need stronger images for our female youth, as for Beyonce’ and the like, not enough about them bestows ‘I’m a tough chick’, no matter what the lyrics are in her music! As for ‘all the single ladies’.. etc ‘Who Run The World’.. 😀 Don’t worry, I give the guys some venom later as well! Music is a good way to describe what I’m ‘on about’.. may even get around to updating this sometime.

Wild,  Jessie J ft Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal

Jessie J proving a point, that however she dances she appears tough yet feminine.. it can be done ~

Who Run The World, Beyonce’

For the Girls a cool link for some Fashion Faux Pas…


For the Guys

A few fashion hints follow the next video’s from ‘Ask a Man’… They really need to make more of an effort, lets face it many of them don’t try too hard for a myriad of reasons, and yet still expect their ladies to look ‘stunning’, come on you can do it!! The following is a cool place to start… and think ‘dress to impress’, for a change. Now I’m not saying this is true for all.. but many Australian guys really do need a reminder!

Suit and Tie, Justin Timberlake, ft Jay Z

Sharp Dressed Man, ZZ Top

Making an effort to get there groove on wouldn’t hurt either.. dance floors have far too many women as opposed to men these days!

Take a hint from Bruno! 😉 Bruno Mars with: Treasure

1. Too many colors

Too many colors draw attention — but not the kind  of attention that gets you dates. Limit each of your outfits to just three  colors or shades to keep things as simple as possible.
Also, find a  color wheel online or in a book. Colors opposite each other on the wheel are  “complementary colors” (i.e. purple and yellow, orange and blue). Colors  adjacent to each other are called “analogous colors” (i.e. orange, yellow-orange  and yellow). When putting together an outfit, stick to complementary and  analogous colors.
You can also avoid a lot of mistakes simply by  matching pale clothes with pale shoes, and dark clothes with dark shoes.

2. Too many patterns

As you’ll see in on identifying and matching  fabrics, the key is to wear no more than three patterns, or to match just one or  two patterns with one or two solid colors.
Of course, the easiest thing  you can do is find one pattern you look good in (like chalk stripes or  herringbone) and stick to it.

3. Too many fabrics

In the minds of many, fabrics exist in a certain  “class.” Silk is generally considered more formal than denim, while linen shirts  don’t exactly scream “corduroy pants!” Leather will always be more masculine  than, say, tweed.
You can dance around many of these fabric mismatches  by simply keeping your winter and summer clothes separate. Winter fabrics tend  to be heavier, denser and rougher, while summer fabrics are mostly made of  natural fibers, single-layered and airy. Keep them away from each other and you  should be fine.

4. Stained clothes

It’s always a good idea to have a stain stick to use  on soiled clothes before they hit the wash.
Make it a daily routine to  inspect your clothes when you take them off. Likewise, examine them when they  come out of the wash to make sure you didn’t miss a spot.

5. Dressing for the wrong season

If you live in a warm climate, you’re  lucky; all your clothes only need to be for one generic spring/summer  season.
If you’re like most, though, and you live in an area with varied  weather, I recommend picking up a couple of clothing storage containers to store  off-season garments. As the old saying goes, “Out of sight, out of mind.” The  further away from your pea coat you keep that linen shirt, the less likely you  are to match them together accidentally.
The right length for pants and  T-shirts, grooming issues and more.

6. Pants that are too long or too short

Always try on pants before  buying them, even if you’re sure of your measurements. Different brands can have  slightly different lengths.
And remember these rules: Khaki and dress  pants should end at the top of your shoe’s heel. Jeans can be worn to the bottom  of the heel. Anything longer — for all types of pants — is too long.
Pants should not reveal any sock when you walk. When you sit, they should not  expose more than a couple inches of sock.

7. Pants that sit too high

If you’re short-waisted (i.e. long legs and  short torso), wear low-rise jeans or khakis/corduroy pants with front pockets  rather than side pockets. Another trick is to buy pants with a slightly bigger  waist size and a slightly smaller inseam than you normally wear. This will let  the pants hang low without tripping up your feet.

8. T-shirts that are too long or too short

If it’s long, make sure to  never tuck it in your pants; that’s a big no-no. T-shirts should end about  midway down your fly. Anything longer is just too long, and anything shorter  will make you show lots of skin when you bend over. The key is to find a brand  that fits your body type. I find American Apparel’s tees and Banana Republic’s  fitted crews to offer the best fit for your buck.

9. “Busy” T-shirts

Stick to T-shirts in solid colors or two colors  (ringer tees), and avoid shirts with garish designs, logos or obscene language.  In the long run, simple colors will actually give you more mix-and-matching  options with regard to jackets, button-downs and sweaters.

10. Wrinkled button-downs

It’s as simple as this: You need to own an  iron and an ironing board. But if you’re traveling, you can do a quick-and-dirty  ironing job by lightly spraying water on the wrinkles, heating the area with a  blow dryer and smoothing it with your hand. I’ve even seen guys do this trick in  public restrooms with hand dryers! It’s a desperate move, but it works.

11. Ties that hang awkwardly

Ties should reach the top of your belt  buckle and have a dimple in the center of their knot. The best way to get this  all-important dimple is to place your index finger on the area right below the  knot as you tighten the tie. has more info on mastering this sometimes tricky  move.

12. Socks with sandals

For starters, get rid of the socks. If you need  socks but still want to take advantage of the warm weather, get some  ankle-length socks and wear them with canvas sneakers or moccasins.

13. Missing a spot when you shave

Use clear gel when shaving so you can  see your skin, or buy a hand mirror and investigate your face up close after you  shave to find any missed spots.

14. Sporting a unibrow

Once a week, pluck or gently shave the area  between your eyebrows. Of course, you can always go for laser removal. One or two sessions will likely clear you up  for life.

fashion mistakes

At first glance, it may seem a tall order to remember  all these fashion no-nos. But think of it this way: For every tip you remember,  you are saving yourself from one more potentially embarrassing fashion blunder. Read more: At ‘Ask A Man’….

Soldier of Love: Sade (Just Because 😀 )


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