Pro Faux Pas

Socks and sandals, denim on denim and patterns and prints. Three of the biggest faux pas that should go on the ‘pro pas’ list.

We all know fashion faux pas are a scary thought. But what if they had never been seen as a fashion crime? Through the decades more ‘faux pas’ have been added to the fashion world list of don’ts than the list of do’s; whether they have been followed or not there are some acceptation’s, but we’ve all seen Britney and Justin’s heinous denim on denim attempt and let’s just say it’s definitely scarred us for life!

BUT.. like style Queen Iris Apfel once quoted; “There’s no ‘How-To’ road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude”. You sure are right there Iris.

999.. SOS.. SAVE OUR SOULS – SOCKS AND SANDALS ARE HERE.

Socks and sandals are one of the most fun style choices to try. I know we all think of crocs with seasonal patterned socks when we think of the forbidden socks and sandals combo but in reality it’s not all that bad. If you can wear socks with loafers you can definitely wear them with sandals. Stylist Pandora Sykes has been doing it the whole time and so have Parisian girls. So why ignore them. Especially the Parisians, nothing shouts chic like their effortlessness. The beauty of socks and sandals is mainly that you can get away with wearing a combo that not only looks effortless but also shouts that you have a little personal style.

I’M NOT A GIRL.. NOT YET A WOMAN – BUT I’M THE QUEEN OF DENIM ON DENIM.

Denim on denim another faux pas that is the biggest fashion trend at the moment. From Gigi Hadid to Olivia Palermo, denim OD has been a massive trend over the last year. The easiest look to put together whilst looking like you really know what you’re doing, when getting dressed in the mornings. The best thing with this look is that you can dress it up and dress it down. If you’re looking for a daytime look just throw on some fun flats and sunglasses and for the evening go for some heels and a red lip. Who would’ve known you’ve been wearing the same outfit all day anyway. (Just maybe leave the OOTD Instagram post till you get home).

BLUE JEANS.. WHITE SHIRT – THAT’S BORING I WANT PATTERNS AND PRINTS.

Patterns and prints are vulgar.. said no one ever. Just because Kim Kardashian only wears nudes, rose tones and khaki shades doesn’t mean we should stay clear of wearing clothes that match our personality. If anything being able to mix and match prints makes you look a little more like you have personal style and a little less like you care too much.

Although pages on social media are all about wearing the same thing as everyone else, that isn’t always the case for some of us. If anything some of the best buys can be from charity shops and vintage markets/shops. Some may find them a little daunting but you’ll find pieces that you can wear time and time again and never

How To: Do The 70’s With TOPSHOP

Being a lover of everything seventie; fashion, music and the hot men with moustaches (I’ve had a crazy crush on Tom Selleck for years), it was only normal I wanted to create a set on Polyvore, dedicated to the 70’s.

I didn’t really start the two outfits I created with much in mind, I just went with what I could imagine myself wearing or at least what I wish I had the money to wear. Sticking to the super seventies look, I went for ultra chic patterns, an array of textures and a spectrum of colours. Looking through Polyvore and shops online in general, I’d already had a clothing brand in mind that had a ridiculously accurate yet modern seventies collection since the beginning of the year. Not so surprisingly it was Topshop. So, basically these two looks are based solely on the collections in Topshop.

I’ll definitely be doing more though, with high end brand, pft because I can really afford them, but it’s ok as I’ll also be doing some more seventies inspired looks with more high street .

Looks created on Polyvore via web app by wardrobetwenty. In order for persons to use imagery ask via written consent.
Looks created on Polyvore via web app by wardrobetwenty. In order for persons to use imagery ask via written consent.