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Current issue | Issue 1262, (10 - 16 September 2015)
Saturday,18 August, 2018
Issue 1262, (10 - 16 September 2015)

Ahram Weekly

Entre Nous: Common fashion mistakes

Let’s talk about better living! Our new interactive family corner aims to expand our lifestyle horizons with practical little pearls of wisdom from the editor and input from our readers

There’s no doubt that we all make fashion mistakes from time to time. Some we’re able to look back on and laugh at, while others shock us. Either way, we keep tracking the recent dos and don’ts, most of the time getting it right, but not always.

This is especially true when a person is in his or her twenties, the perfect time for mistakes, mainly because of plain naivety or the lack of a personal style.

Experts reveal below the most common fashion mistakes people make in their twenties. Try to avoid those you haven’t already made.

- Convincing yourself that you can’t wear the same fancy outfit more than once because people will recognise it and judge you. In fact, truly amazing outfits are hard to find. Don’t waste your money: wear the same pieces over and over again. You will definitely look awesome.

- Dressing extra nicely for a job interview.

- Buying a dress you know isn’t your style just because your friend says she loves it on you. You’ll feel angry towards her every time you see the dress hanging unworn in your closet.

- Throwing your favourite sweater in the washing machine or dryer because it’s expensive to take it to the dry cleaner. You can soak it in a sink full of gentle hair conditioner and lukewarm water and then lay it out to dry on a thick towel to get an unshrunk sweater.

- Buying something because it is a staple piece and totally versatile, even though you don’t actually like it.

- Bingeing on cheap clothes and accessories, and then complaining that you can’t afford anything nice.

- Letting what other people think is right for your body shape affect your shopping choices.

- Buying new underwear because you are too lazy to do your laundry.

- Wearing clothes that are too small because you’re afraid that wearing the next size up means you’re fat.

- Buying shoes that kill your feet because they are just too beautiful.

- Overpaying for something because of the name on the label. Frankly speaking, a lot of high-end designer fashion is no better made than the cheap stuff. It just has better marketing to make you think it is.

- Not buying something you love because your friend has the same thing.

- Buying something really nice and saving it for a special occasion. And then by the time that special occasion rolls around, it either doesn’t fit anymore or you are just plain over it.

- Shopping because you’re bored.

- Indulging in things that are either super-trendy or super-classic, when what you should be spending your money on are the special pieces that embody your own personal style.

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