We learn best though experience, as opposed to mere reading and observing, right? That’s why, even though I’ve read about and observed various wardrobe pieces that I knew wouldn’t work for me, I bought them anyway. So I could really learn the lesson.
It’s fashion, not surgery, so there’s no catastrophic results. And we do have to experiment in real life to find the good new looks. How else would I know that I actually love ankle booties with dresses?
But I’ve also pulled some style boners in my journey to fabulous-ness. Here are a few:
1. Big chunky necklaces. I love, love them, but they overwhelm me and end up looking silly/costumey on my small frame. Pendants and more refined necklaces look best.
|Gorgeous, but it weighs me down. Source.
|This size flatters me much more. Source.
2. Tiny silk scarves. I’ve tried tying these around my neck in an oh-so-Parisienne fashion, and they just don’t work for me. I need a nice full or long scarf to loop around my neck a time or two.
|This scarf’s a winner for me. Source.
3. Hats. I so want to do hats like the beautiful Judith, or Kathleen of That’s a Pretty Hat. But I have a really large head and unruly curly hair, and most hats either don’t fit, or squish my hair. I do like a pretty scarf headband.
4. Speaking of hair, straightening it. I’ve tried Keratin treatments and flat irons. Always a fashion don’t for me. A couple of years ago, I finally and firmly committed to letting my curls go free. It’s a relief and a style plus, I think.
5. Bright colors near my face. I have succombed to this trend a few times, and always regretted it. Brights overpower my pale skin and create too much competition with my face. It’s very jarring. Muted colors are my friends.
|Pretty top, but a dead color for me. Source.
|Ahh, that’s much better for my low-contrast coloring. Source.
How about you, dear readers? Any oops-es you care to confess to? Are you wiser than I, and have you avoided the pot-holes?