This is a post I have probably written in my head over a hundred times since I was in high school. I was feeling a bit rant-y today, so please indulge me while I vent my fashion pet peeves.
Disclaimer: I’m no serious fashionista nor do I consider myself an expert, all-knowing member of the Glamour “Don’t” squad. These are just the things that drive me batty.
#5 Wearing too many trends at once: Print mixing is in and I love it. Leather, peplum, lace, and printed pants are also trends I adore. So the issue isn’t the trends per se, although I’m not always on board with every trend out there, but more with the execution. Wearing a few in one outfit typically looks great, but all of them at one time?? I get it. You want to look fashionable or maybe even eclectic, but trust me, piling on all of those trends at once just makes you look a little too much like Ugly Betty.
#4 PJ’s as real clothes: Maybe I’m slightly biased, but I really can’t think of any instance where flannel plaid pajama pants should be worn outside the home. When sick, a pair of yoga pants are just as comfortable to get you to the doctor’s office. Otherwise, please take the extra, I don’t know, thirty seconds to put on a pair of jeans. Wear that t-shirt/sweatshirt if comfort is your main goal, but for Heaven’s sake Put.On.Pants.
#3 Mom Jeans. This one requires no explanation and honestly just makes me sad. No one deserves to be walking around with giant, flat pancake-booty! Because of this, I am one of the biggest proponents of designer jeans. Per wear they are well worth the price tag. I get that not everyone has $100-$200 to shell out on jeans, and that is totally understandable, but there are so many affordable options out there these days! Some people swear by Old Navy denim, and at $30/pair, you’ll hardly break the bank.
#2 Ill-fitting clothing: I won’t act like I’ve never been guilty of this one because I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there. I’ve certainly held onto an item that didn’t fit longer than I should have or picked up what I thought was a steal at 80% off only to later realize mid-wear that it fit horribly, but that doesn’t mean that I still don’t hate it. Muffin tops, flabby back, and over-exposed booties can be avoided by purchasing the right size clothing. (Or having a little tailoring done.) Let’s all quit buying those too tight items in size whatever just because that’s what size we typically wear. No one is going to see the tag besides us. And while we’re at it, let’s slowly step away from that designer top. It is on clearance for $15 for a reason!
#1 Leggings as pants: For me, this is the worst offense, mainly because I see it more often. I really don’t know what to say besides, “leggings are not pants.” They are a layering piece like a scarf. You wouldn’t go outside shirtless with a scarf would you? Of course not! So please don’t go outside without your rear covered. And for those double-offenders (#1 and #2) out there: we can all see your neon green polka-dotted undies. They’re adorable. Now go cover your butt!
Phew, I feel better now. What are your fashion pet peeves?