This week Katy's Friend Friday questions are about fashion dos and don'ts. I know it's a huge coincidence but I found it interesting that we're discussing this the day after Sal published a blog post entitled Shouldn't Wear That. Please take a few minutes to read through Sal's post; it's extremely enlightening. I know that I've used the phrase often and many, many people use it, even when they think they're just being helpful, but Sal makes some very good points and I, for one, am going to make a concerted effort to discontinue saying that.
With that being said, I'm going to answer these "fashion dos and don'ts" questions based purely on my perspective, on things that I would or would not wear, and not at all based upon what anyone else should or should not wear.
1. What do you think are some of the top fashion don’ts? (Things you would never be caught dead in and cringe when other people wear them.)
Some of the things that I personally wouldn't wear are short shorts, rompers, mini-skirts, huge platform shoes, thigh-highs with short skirts...basically things that are overly revealing, just because I don't think those pieces would be very flattering on me at all. With the huge platform shoes, I just think I'm too short for thick platforms; chunky and clunky shoes overwhelm me although I do love a good high heel! I probably wouldn't wear a scarf as a turban because I'm pretty sure that I'd wrap it wrong and I'd look ridiculous.
2. What previous fashion don’t do you now wear with pride?
Black and brown! Mixed patterns! Different shades of the same color! Jewelry (or cardigans or shoes) in pops of color rather than matching colors! BELTS WITH NO BELT LOOPS! Oh I just love belts.
3. Do you think there is a universal fashion do?
ABSOLUTELY. Do wear clothes that make you FEEL GOOD. Wear things that make you feel pretty, powerful, sexy, put together and confident.
4. What items lately, either recently in style or coming in now, do you think should never make it off the retail shelves?
Now see, this is a hard one. Because I'm getting into the philosophy of "to each his (or her) own." Someone must have considered those pieces worthwhile at some point or they wouldn't have been manufactured in the first place.
5. In your opinion, is there any blogger, fashion icon, celebrity who some how manages to pull off some fashion don’ts and still look good?
I think there are tons of bloggers that are able to pull off things that I could never, ever wear, simply because it WORKS for them.
Nothing is a fashion "don't" if you wear it with style, purpose and confidence.