Top 5 Biggest Fashion Pet Peeves

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Got something fashion related that you see around town that ANNOYS THE HELL OUT OF YOU? I do. So I decided to make a list BUT then I thought how much of a better read it would be if I called upon my hilarious friend G (honoured here) to write it instead! HAHA

Written by G

Pet Peeve #1: Wearing pajamas outside.

You may believe that the way to a future love interest's heart is through the bedroom, but let's be serious.  The only message those bright yellow tweety-bird pajamas is sending to potential suitors is that your bed is swamped with stuffed animals and you sleep with a nightlight.

You may think you're strutting your stuff on the runway.
 Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 (click)


But, in reality, you look like you're sleepwalking.  And not to anywhere important.


Common excuses repeat offenders use:

"But they're so comfortable!"
"I was too lazy to change."
"I thought plaid was in this season?"

To them I say:

How about you try OBEY Nautical Sweatpants?  They're comfortable, easy to wear and fashionable.  Pair them with your favourite canvas shoes or sandals and you're good to go!
$74.00 at OBEY (obeyclothing.com)

#2: Baggy or Saggy pants.

Just because you saw your homeboy Lil Wayne wearing some baggy pants on the red carpet doesn't mean you should go out and get yourself any old pair of XXL jeans. Contrary to popular belief, girls aren't turned on by the sight of your boxers. I don't know much about the history of this phenomena but I do know my plans for its future: Eradication. You may think you look fly on the red carpet.

 September 7, 2008 - Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America

But, in reality, you look like you plain old forgot to pull up your pants.  How embarrassing.
 
August 30, 2007 - Photo by Niko Koppel

Common excuses repeat offenders use:

"They won't stay up!"
"Tell that to Snoop D-O-Double G."
"Man, I ain't got time for this shit."

Homeboy, how about this:

Naked and Famous Denim in indigo.  Loose yet fitted and not to mention, super sexy!
$141.57 at Revolve Clothing (revolveclothing.com)
#3 Popped Collars
Do I need to elaborate?  It dun look good!  Well, unless, of course, it's a pea coat and you're Robert Redford.

You may think you look dashing and mysterious.
But, in reality, you look like you're competing in a beer pong competition with a bunch of freshmans.  Did I mention you were 28?
  September, 20098 - Photo by ayeshamus via Flickr
Common excuses repeat offenders use:

"Bros before hoes."
"If she doesn't appreciate the popped collar, she's too young for you, bro!"
"Jagerbombs!"

Bro, check out this siiiick option!

Why don't you, you know, leave the collar down.  Ralph Lauren's signature polo still looks suave and polished with the collar flipped downward.
$75.00 at Ralph Lauren (ralphlauren.com)


MissFeelo: Um, I may or may not be guilty of this...
#4 Neon, Everywhere.

I'll admit, I love a good Tight N Bright party as much as the next 20-something-year-old college student, but I do believe that neon is best in moderation.  No one wants to be blinded by your presence when you walk into a room.  Not to mention, neon can sometimes bring attention to the same areas you may have wanted to hide.  I hate to break it to you but, yes, those bright yellow lame tights make your butt look fat.

You may think you're sexy and you know it.

 But, in reality, you look like someone who dressed up as LMFAO for Halloween.


Common excuses repeat offenders use:

"It's just showing how fun and flirty I am!"
"I love a good time!"
"Party! Fiesta! Forever!"

Alllllllll night looooooonggggggg!  Sorry, got caught up in the moment.

Why not a splash of colour in the form of bright pumps or an eye-catching clutch?  This beautiful Zane Platform Wedge will look great with a neutral-coloured dress or even high-waisted denim shorts and a white tank!
$178.00 at Nasty Gal (nastygal.com)

MissFeelo: DO WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!
#5 TOO TIGHT!
You may think you're showing off.

.....Well, I guess you're right.


Common excuses repeat offenders use:

"God gave me this body to show it off."
"If you got it, flaunt it!"
"Werk, gurl!"

I'll say it once: Dressing appropriately for your body type doesn't mean you lose your sexiness.

Straight:
Play off the straight physique by accentuating your waist.  This ADAM Tulip Skirt really helps to draw attention to the waistline, thus creating a curvier figure.
$58.50 at Shop Bop (shopbop.com)

Hourglass:
The key to dressing for an hourglass shape is to balance out the top and bottom, as well as accentuating the waist.  My personal favourite is this TIBI Jumpsuit.
$470.00 at Revolve Clothing (revolveclothing.com)


Top-heavy:
Balance out the top half with a wide-legged trouser.  Ann Taylor's Tall Modern Royal Twill Wide Leg Trousers really does the trick!
$98.00 at Ann Taylor (anntaylor.com)


Curvy:
Eliminate focus on your least-favourite areas by wearing clothes that draw attention to the smallest part of your body.  This ASOS CURVE Midi Dress not only flatters the figure, but it's chic, modern and professional!
$81.81 at ASOS (asos.com)


There you have it, my top five most-hated fashion faux pas. C'mon people. Fashion isn't rocket science. Well, unless you're designing the world's next space suit.

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