Hey guys! It’s Aspen, and today I am going to show you 15 things that I would never, ever, wear.
I’ve been tagged to do this by Becca, or BeckInABlog, to do this tag. She’s gorgeous, amazing, as well as relatable. Her blog features posts that are based on fashion and beauty, as well as book reviews, and you should definitely go check her out!
For a quick description, this is a list of 15 things, whether fashion or beauty – related , that I would never wear. I have been guilty of wearing a few of these things when I’m just chilling at home, but have never done so when in public, because I just hate these certain trends.
Without further ado, here are the 15 things that I would never, ever, wear!
1. Printed or Bright Leggings
As with many other trends listed here, I find that this trend looks great on many people with a certain body type. For your information, I am 5’9″, 124 pounds, and some trends just look horrible on my body, just like with all other body types. When I tried on a pair of checkered leggings about a year back in a local Forever 21, I discovered that the pants were not made for me. The checkers made my muscular thighs look larger and less feminine.
Instead, try a pair of dark-coloured or black leggings with a more interesting top.
This is my go-to outfit. When I don’t know what to wear to school, in a rush, or don’t feel well, I will slip on a pair of black leggings, a baggy sweater, and a pair of Doc Martens. It’s simple, might not be the cutest thing ever, but it works and it’s comfortable as heck.
This style looks cute on certain bodies, but again, not on mine. These make my legs look too long and is unflattering on my waist. Also, these are very impractical when it comes to going to the bathroom, because it’s just like wearing a one-piece swimsuit to the pool: you have to strip down to your thighs to take a dribble.
Instead, I would wear a matching pair of shirt and trousers.
As some of you may know, below pictured is Zoe Sugg, better known as Zoella, a successful British blogger and vlogger. This was what she wore when she gave an interview for Loose Women, and I absolutely love it. The set of matching shorts and top give the look of a jumpsuit, except for you can go to the bathroom comfortably in this one, and a bit of leg is exposed as well:)
These shoes have come back in style for this past Spring 2014 season, and I haven’t liked them at all. From appearances, I don’t think that they look cute or attractive at all, and they look quite dated as well. They also look quite painful to walk in, because I’ve had bad experiences with getting bloody blisters from strappy shoes.
Instead, go for a pair of sandals or strappy heels.
With a simple pair of black sandals, which have been in fashion for as long as I remember, you can show your style with different types of straps and embellishments. With a pair of Birkenstocks, you are stuck with one style, and that’s that.
4. Anything Chartreuse
When it comes to chartreuse, it can be very easy to cross the line from looking pretty, to resembling baby puke. For that reason only, I stray from this trend because it can be easy to look like you’re wearing a white sweater, covered in a splatter of baby puke.
Instead, go for an article that is either green or yellow, not a mixture of the two.
When an article of clothing is distinguishable as a specific color, it is a less risky look than when you wear a combination of green and yellow, otherwise known as chartreuse. For that reason, I recommend wearing either green or yellow, not together, in order to avoid the risk of messing up this trend.
5. Tea-Length Skirts
This length of skirt looks great on certain body types, but looks plain awkward on my long frame. This length of skirt is halfway between a mid-thigh and a maxi skirt, and looks great when a girl has legs that are slightly short compared to a longer torso. This type of skirt shortens the torso, and lengthens legs.
Instead, I would go for a straight maxi skirt.
A maxi skirt makes all legs look longer and slimmer, and can be worn during all seasons. Also, a maxi skirt works on all bodies, whereas the tea-length looks great on some people, and looks awkward or plain horrible on others.
6. Screen – Printed Crop Tops
These are just awful, I can’t stand them. Whether they say “twerk it” or “celfie”, I can’t bear to wear one, and hate it when other people wear them as well. I just don’t understand how stores sell items like these. When I walked into H&M a few weeks back, I came across a crop top that said #selfie, and wondered “who would buy that?”
Instead, go for a patterned or plain crop top, preferably flowy instead of body-con.
A crop top can go with a pair of high-waisted pants, shorts, or skirts. A flowy crop top can flatter all body frames, whereas a more body-con cut can make only a smaller percentage of girls feel confident in their own skin, nowadays.
7. Anything with a person’s face on it.
This one is just plain tacky to me. Wouldn’t it be awkward if you were walking around outside and saw someone wearing a shirt that had your face all over it? Like the last item, I don’t understand who would buy this shirt, besides as a gag gift, because it is just plain awkward to have someone’s face on your shirt.
Instead, copy that person’s style and wear what they wear, not their face.
For a compromise, imitate a celebrity’s style, such as Taylor Swift, and look up to her as a style icon. Wearing dresses or a coat similar to Taylor’s will give you more confidence then having her face plastered around your body.
8. Skin-Tight Ripped Jeans
The image of leg fat squeezing out of very tight, ripped jeans, is enough to make me want to steer clear of this trend. I like the look of ripped jeans, but they just can’t either be slashed or absolutely skin-tight, because I feel as though they won’t flatter any stature.
Instead, I would rather wear a pair of boyfriend-style ripped jeans to feel more comfortable with my body.
In general, a pair of boyfriend-style jeans are more comfortable than skinny jeans and give a more laid-back look.
9. Ruffled Tops
Ruffles on the bust can either give a flat-chested girl the illusion of a larger bust, or give an already busty woman an overwhelmingly top – heavy look. Personally, I’m a 32DD, and having ruffles or cinching on my bust makes me look huge on top, which is not how I’d like to come across.
Instead, I would rather go for an untailored top, to keep myself from looking too top heavy.
To eliminate the chance of looking too big on top, I’ll wear shirts that are loose and not form-fitting. My favorite style of top is a v-neck or off-the-shoulder because it looks a little less frumpy, and Cheryl Cole is one of my favorite singers, so I chose her sweater to show!
10. Micro- Bikinis
These I just find slutty. There’s no other way to put it. In comparison to other bikinis, these will only cover the bare minimum: the vagina, booty crack, the nipples, and that’s it. Other bikinis cover the whole breast and butt, which looks much more flattering than a micro bikini ever will.
Instead, I would go for a regular butt-coverage pair of bottoms and a top, preferably with straps, to keep “everything” tucked in.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m at the beach, I’m playing volleyball and running on the sand, not just lying out on a towel and tanning. With that said, I need support from my swimsuit, which you don’t get from a teensy-tiny micro bikini.
11. Nude – Coloured Skinny Jeans
When these jeans are too tight or badly cut, a girl can look naked from the hip down, which I find unattractive and just not a good look. On the other hand, I love it when guys wear these types of pants because they fit looser on them and looks fantastic with a simple shirt and vans.
Instead, I would much rather wear another article of clothing in a nude colour.
For example, I find that a nude dress, handbag, or shoes looks better than a pair of tight, nude pants do on a girl. God forbid if nude-coloured leggings are ever sold….
12. Low – Back Top or Dress
I remember when I’d gone to my homecoming a year or two ago, there was a girl standing in front of my date and I, and her dress had such a low back that everyone could see the tops of her thong. After witnessing that, I’ve been very wary of wearing a low-back, or backless dresses because I’d rather not have my undergarments showing.
Instead, I would wear something that comes down mid-back or with a cool cut-out design, to minimize the chance of seeing something “down there”.
Pictured down below is again, Zoe Sugg, and I love her dress in this picture. Her dress doesn’t come down low enough to expose anything unwanted, and the straps coming across her back gives a more interesting design than a backless garment.
13. High-Waisted Shorts or Pants
This style has been trending for a couple of summers, and I haven’t liked it for a single season. In my opinion, high waisted shorts are just an excuse to wear shorter shorts with the same amount of fabric. They can make a great butt look flat and I just can’t stand the sight of them.
Instead, I would either wear a pair of regular pants or a high-waisted skirt, depending on the season and temperature.
Below is a picture from an Instragram account that I follow, rinasenorita, whom I love her style. Skirts like these make a waist look smaller and legs longer, which is why I find them so much more flattering than a pair of high-waisted shorts or pants.
14. Body-Con Dresses
With a dress like this, it can be very, very easy to come across as slutty because it shows all of your curves, and are often very short. These dresses can either be very sexy or slutty, which is why I choose to stay away from them altogether.
Instead, I prefer to wear a skater dress in a nice color, because it shows off a waist, legs, and sometimes bust, without coming off as slutty.
With a skater dress, you can cinch in your waist, show off your legs and arms, have your butt covered, and expose your breasts if you want to! For those reasons, skater dresses are my favorite of its kind.
I’ve been guilty of wearing these before. When it is snowing outside and all you want to do is snuggle with a blanket, I will wear uggs to go outside. I just don’t understand why some girls will wear uggs in hot weather, because they don’t look cute and their feet will be sweating uncontrollably.
Instead, wear a pair of structured boots with some woolly socks for warmth and structure.
Doc Martens are some of my favorite boots ever, and they can be made waterproof, which is perfect for rainy Seattle weather. A pair of nice & woolly socks will provide the warmth of uggs, without the fluff.
I apologize if I’ve mentioned things in my post that you wear. These are just my opinions, and I hope that I haven’t offended anyone.
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