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Today, I am talking about the five fashion mistakes that you do not want to make.
Welcome back to Secret of A stylist. For those of you who don't know me, my name's Kim. I'm a fashion stylist. For those of you who do know, welcome back. For those of you who are binge-watching, welcome to the next video. I'm going to get right into this video. Before I do, hit that like button down below.
If you know. That you make fashion mistakes all the time. You hit that acknowledged. Yes. I am one of those people that makes fashion mistakes. Okay. Moving on. I just want to say I do a lot of these things myself. So I am talking about myself here. But these are some of like the most cringe-worthy moments that I have when I'm with clients or when I look at myself and I'm like, ah.Read more....
My number one thing that you need to stop doing right now. Stop buying clothes for this size. I know you're all watching this and you're like, Oh, some of you were like, Hmm. I do that. Maybe some of you were like, I don't do that., but you can't fit into the jeans or the shirt that you bought because it's not your size.
So I see this all the time. It does not matter what the size is on the pants that you buy, the shirts, the shoes. The number does not define you. Your body and your self worth is not defined by that size. You need to just get rid of that. Sometimes I actually have clients where I just cut the tags out of all of their clothes.
So once they've tried them on and they like them, I just go through and I snip it all out because it's not relevant and I know that something they're focused on. So when you go into a store, just try on, I often will grab a few sizes, I'll grab the extra small, the small, and maybe the medium because it doesn't mean anything.
Every cut, every brand, everything is always different. So if you really, really want to define yourself by wearing a small, and you're actually a medium, you're doing yourself a massive disservice. Because it's pulling in the shoulders. You can see your bra line at the back. Maybe the jeans are too tight, you can't do them up.
I have friends that do this all the time. I have clients to do it and I've done it. I'm actually an offender on the other side. I'm probably an extra small and I always buy a small, I just don't necessarily want things skin tight and so I just have to be careful when I do that. So I'm speaking to myself and I'm speaking to you guys.
So let me know in the comments below if this is one of the things you do and what you do to solve the problem. Okay?
Number two. If you are walking into a store, we just talked about sizes. Don't be concerned about the number. When you walk into the store, do not buy everything that is on the mannequin. Do you know how many times I hear this?
Often people will be like, well, I just don't really know what to do with. Do I just buy what's on the mannequin? I figure that's displayed best gotta be good. But here's the thing about what's on the mannequin. You need to think ahead. If you're very boho and it's got a conservative blazer and like a really structured shirt on the mannequin, are you going to wear that?
You probably are not. I need an outfit. I'll take what's on the mannequin. That's what's going through your head. Stop. Are they your colors? Does it match with anything else you have in your closet? And then also be aware of the marketing that is going on. Often they're putting the most trendy looks on the mannequins because they need to sell out of those.
The basics and everything that you might need that might go with your wardrobe is often at the back of the store. So that's where the things they had that are, they carry all the time that are consistent. So you can find something, that may be a little trendy, but maybe a little more in line with the colors that you have in your wardrobe. So do not shop the mannequins.
Tip number three, do not wear your shoes if they are ratty. So this is like a pet peeve of mine. It makes me crazy. I've been like this since I was young. I actually went to a private school and I used to like polish my little penny loafers because I didn't like them to look scuff.
But now I'm talking to myself. I'm not criticizing. I actually have a pair of pumps and if you guys watched the videos, you'll see me wearing them all the time. They are nude pumps and my dog happened to only shoes she's ever chewed were those, and they're Jimmy Choo's. I have actually worn those out. But every time I look down, I cringe.
I want to look at my feet and we cringe in the studio when I'm filming and I'm wearing them to my whole team fringes. But if you have a pair of scuffed up runners, you know what. Take two seconds, grab some mr clean, wipe them off. If your heels are just like battered, think about trying to repair them either with, you can use like a Sharpie.
I'm not saying you have to go buy a new pair of shoes, but try and make them look as good as you can before you exit. If you're going to do anything important on a date to go to an interview, to anything, scuffy shoes are just not classy. Try not to make that mistake.
The tip number four is something I talk about all the time. If you go out of the door and you don't know what to wear. is your friend. However, I've seen this numerous times. Let's say you're in an all white outfit. You have a beautiful, cute white fresh tea that fits you. You have a pair of white jeans and you're thrown on your like white duster coat, your weight, oversized laser.
You're looking fantastic. You've thrown on your nude purse, and then you go and put on a pair of black shoes. No, it just doesn't look good. And listen, if you're really creative and it's something fun that you want to do, totally have at her. I'm talking to the people right now that really want to look their best and just don't know what to do.
And so that's hard for a lot of people. It's hard for even a lot of people that actually have a really strong fashion sense. I've a really good girlfriend that calls me all the time. She's like, can I wear these? And to me it's very obvious, but she really doesn't know. Black shoes with a white outfit is not good. It's too harsh. So you go with white sneakers, you can go with like a tan booty for spring would be fantastic. Just keep it streamlined. Something soft, a pale pink, a nude, even a light yellow. Just don't make your feet pop unless you're intentionally trying to do that. And that is your jam.
Okay. Tip number five.
If you are looking for some guidelines and you want to put on jewelry, I'm giving you the guideline. So unless it is currently an actual trend, because once upon, once upon a time it was, it was more as more big necklace fingerings, big rings. You just deck it all out. But that's not the trend right now. So if you have a beautiful pair of earrings that you want to wear, maybe they're a big pair of gold hoops or some funky, really cool turquoise hanging earrings.
Do not layer on a necklace as well. You don't want to do that. It's just too much going on and then a bracelet and then some rings and now you just look like you're a bunch of chaos that just headed out the door and you don't really have it together and you don't know what's going on unless of course you're an artist and you want to do that, you will do you.
But I'm talking about the people who really need the guidelines. So what I'm saying is pick the piece that you really love and focus on that. So let's say it's big earrings. I go with minimal, minimal necklaces at very thin, delicate gold necklace if I have gold hoops in.
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Something I often do. If I have a big bracelet, I might pair a pair of big earrings and then I leave the neck bare. So just again, pick the one that you want to feature and go with that. More is not always more.
I'm going to give you guys a bonus tip because I love you that much.
Also, don't hate me at this video. You find it negative. I'm trying to be helpful. I'm letting you know some of the things that are really big pet peeves and also that I've done several times.
Last one, the bra. When you were buying a bra, make sure it fits. I'll give you an example. Because we all get a little lazy, right? I bought a bunch of bralettes. I absolutely loved them. I had one in every color. But I've worn them to death and the elastic stretched out. You know when like the back of the bra is like arched like this because you'd like yanked the last cup. Everything is like not held in the right places. I was actually pulling for TV and then I realized, I looked at myself in the mirror. I'm like, wow, this is not look good. This is totally disastrous. So I actually went into the broad department, found the most amazing bra. When I put it on, I was like, it was like the heavens opened. I was like, Oh, this is, um, it fits. My boobs looked great. It was fantastic, and I bought three. And actually it's the most amazing bra I've ever bought in my life. I'm going to leave a link to that down below for you guys.
And then another thing about the bra, don't buy it too smaller or too tight. Because if you're wearing a shirt, your body sandwiches out of it and it just looks horrendous. So do your body and your touch as a favor and buy a bra that fits.
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