B R E A T H E: ‘Exhale the Bullshit’ as the mug reads is the perfect mantra and energy for starting the new month amidst all that’s happening. #exhalethebullshit ✊🏾Mug - @artwow.co (gifted)

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L E F T  O N  R E D: Happy new week! Stay classy, sassy and bit bad-assy ❤️ PS: All my outfits are always linked on my highlights under ‘OUTFITS’ ☺️

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S I G N S: WHAT’S YOUR SIGN? ⁣This 15 second video took forever to shoot!😫😣 Like FOREVER! But I’m so proud I finally did it. Thanks for the love in advance 🤗 Enjoy your weekends 💛💜❤️🧡🤎⁣ Bless up x  #taurusseason♉️ ⁣⁣(Reposting because the cover didn’t load 😭) ⁣⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣#zodiacsigns #artbecomesyou #blazeroutfits #sustainablefashion #minimalfashion #stylevideo ⁣#minimalstyledaily #styledumonde⁣#styledujour #stylevitae #outfitsinspiration #beyoncesigns #signs #zodiacsignsbelike ⁣#vintageaesthetic #aestheticedits⁣#beautecamerounaise #beigeaesthetic #lewks #anotheroutfitpost⁣#parisianstyle #thriftedstyle ⁣#yellowsuit #effortlessstyle #ltkfashion ⁣#dressupdaily

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E X S Q U E E Z E  M E: Oh , sorry I didn’t see you there, helluurrrr 👋🏾 🧡

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L I V I N’: At this point, I’m a vampire. Everyone’s excited about the hottest day of the year and I’m like you can catch me on this here sofa. Livin’ it up in my Livin’ 🤪🍷 .....#madedotcom #madedesign #hmhome #nexthome #homedecor #homedecorlovers  #homeinterioruk  #homedesign #homesweethome #handmade #interiorloving_ #colourfulinteriors #scandihome #architecture #homedecoration #vintage #interiordesigner #interiordecor #love #homestyle #livingroom #interiorstyling #inspiration #luxury #instahome #o #walldecor #diy #bhfyp #colourinmysquare

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R E P E A T: Morning everyone! Here’s one of my fav mantras for some mid- week pick-me-up: Everything you want us in the other side of fear 🤍Ph by @scarlettstvns .. .....#blazeroutfits #sustainablefashion #stradivarius #minimalfashion #brumbloggers #allwhitelook #otherstories #styledumonde #neutralstyle #styledujour #whowhatwear #vintagevibes#vintageaesthetic #aesthetic #aestheticedits#petitefashion #beigeaesthetic #anotheroutfitpost#parisianstyle #parisienne #parisianvibes #thriftedstyle #allwhiteoutfit #eastersunday #parisianchic #effortlessstyle #sundaymornings#dressupdaily #stayathome

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B L A H -B U S T E R: I can count the number of movies I’ve actually watched till the end since this lockdown. I usually nod off about 10 minutes in. I try, but my sleep mode cannot be tamed. I have fallen asleep at the cinema before 😩🤣 The only thing I can binge is TV shows. Who else is like this??..........#topshopstyle #sustainablefashion #minimalfashion #zaradaily #pinkaesthetic #styledumonde#styledujour #midsizestyle #vintagevibes#vintageaesthetic #aesthetic #aestheticedits #colourinmysquare #beigeaesthetic #anotheroutfitpost#minimalstyledaily #neutralstyle #beigeaesthetic #thriftedstyle #effortlessstyle #brumbloggers #dressupdaily #stayathome #artbecomesyou

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C A N A R Y: Adding a dash of colourful sunny shine to your Sunday morning ☀️ We changed our kitchen couloir you this denim blue, it’s currently only one coat but I’m loving the pop of colour already ☺️ Whipping up pancakes 🥞 for breakfast, what’s your Sunday like? .......#sundaymornings #brumbloggers #bantuknotout #twistoutstyle #denimdriftdulux #denimdrift #easylikesundaymorning #brownskingirls

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Simple Fashion Faux Pas: The Unforgivable Sins of Fashion Don’ts

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When it comes to having fashion sense, you either have it or you don’t. And even if you don’t have a good sense of style, there are tons of resources online that can help you find a particular style that resonates with you the most… It’s really not that hard to understand.

Fashion, for most people, is an act of trial and error. You get an outfit, try it on, and see if you like how it looks and feels on you… if you don’t, try something else. You continue the process of trying on clothes until you find something that looks good on you and you feel comfortable in. The whole goal of fashion is to wear pieces that showcase yourself in the best possible light.

There are certain things we wear that could definitely use a little revising but the whole point of having a sense of fashion is knowing what works with your body because the most important thing is that you need to feel comfortable and confident in your clothes as well as your own skin.

Upon reading the title, you’re probably thinking of the big fashion faux pas like wearing two different prints to make one outfit or wearing “bling bling” everything (blinged out shirt, jeans, hat, and shoes)… But no… These fashion faux pas are so ridiculously simple that it will blow your mind how people still make these types of fashion blunders.

If you have the tiniest bit of common sense, then you’ll see how these simple fashion mistakes are the most unforgivable.

Fashion Faux Pas #1: Showing Your Bra Strap

It’s 2019 and if you’re still walking around with your bra straps showing, then you should be ashamed of yourself. Visible bra straps never have been cute and never will be cute. If you can believe it, there are some people who purposely want their bra strap to show so that it can look like they’re wearing a spaghetti strap shirt under their primary shirt.

A visible bra line can only mean two things… you’re either wearing the wrong kind of shirt for the bra you have on, or you’re wearing the wrong kind of bra for the shirt you have on. In your repertoire of bras, every woman needs to have at least 3 to 4 regular bras and at least 1-2 racerback bras and strapless bras. This unforgivable fashion sin is in the same category as:

  • Visible panty lines
  • Purposely showing your thong straps above jeans
  • Wearing the wrong cup size bra

Fashion Faux Pas #2: Extremely Tall High Heels

It’s one thing to like the look of extremely tall high heels but to try and walk around in them is a totally different story. High heels can be extremely uncomfortable if they’re too high for you. Whether you’re going to dinner or partying with your friends, you need to find that happy medium between height and how to wear high heels comfortably.

There is such a thing as lower heels that still make your legs look amazing. You can sacrifice some of those unnecessary inches for style and comfort… wouldn’t you rather sacrifice inches in exchange for a broken ankle?

Fashion Faux Pas #3: Clothes That are Too Small for Your Body Size

Maybe all your life you’ve worn a size medium but then you got a little older and your metabolism slowed down… now you’re in a large. But don’t panic; you may initially be in denial about your size change but your world isn’t going to come to an end because of it; you now just need to adjust to your new size, that’s all.

You want to feel comfortable in your clothes right? Well, trying to squeeze into a size you can’t fit will be uncomfortable and can potentially affect your health. Step to Health states that tight clothing prohibits blood flow, promotes cellulite, and increases vaginal fungi. So, stop living in denial and wear clothes that fit your body size, even if it’s just temporarily.

Become a Fashion Faux Pas Pro!

This article primarily focuses on simple fashion blunders that are completely preventable, yet people still make those simple mistakes but maybe you’re someone who is a real fashionista with real tips and advice to give to others in need of fashion help… If that’s the case, then it’s time for you to invest in your talents by starting your own fashion consulting business. Help those who are not in the know by informing and selling the styles and brands of clothing you know to be trending on your own website.

The thought of it might seem daunting at first but once you learn the basics of running your own business, you’ll see that it’s not that difficult and that there really is a need for fashion consulting. If your fashion advice and consultations are as viable as you promote them to be, your business can be extremely successful but you’ll never know until you try!

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