To all my grown and sexy Royals!
Have you ever seen a person commit a fashion crime and thought, “Nobody loves them. Because if they did…they wouldn’t have let them come out like that.”? There are just some fashion mistakes we shouldn’t still be making…yet, we see them around us all the time. Or worst, we’re committing them! There has to be something said about “Age Appropriate” fashion and beauty practices. It’s the reason we scold the mothers on ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ and why we give a side-eye to the 45-year-old mother who shops with her teenager in the junior’s department.
#1 Clothes That Don’t Fit
After the age of 25, if you don’t know how to dress for your body type, then you need to humble yourself and ask a professional. Wearing clothes that are too tight, too short, too long or too big is really inexcusable. Men: It’s not “metro-sexual” to wear clothes that fit. You shouldn’t have to wear a belt to keep your pants up and unless you really are an extra-large, wear a shirt that fits. Ladies: Unless you plan on making a living standing on a corner somewhere, don’t wear clothes that you have to lie on the bed to get on. I shouldn’t see your panty lines and I don’t want to know how long your crack is. P.S. — Leggings are NOT a substitute for pants! Cover your backside with a shirt.
#2 Graphic Tees/ Obvious Logos/Novelty Tees
I don’t care if you like Oreos or Home Depot…Unless you work there, take that mess off. And unless you’re a D-list rapper or an up-and-coming celebrity who constantly feels the need to label drop, keep your attire discrete. I swear some people would wear a trash bag if it was covered in LV’s.
#3 Short-Shorts/Mini Skirts
I’m guilty of this one. Truth be told, I held on to short-shorts far longer than I should have. Why? because it took me years to be confident enough to wear my mile-long legs out. Anything short on me, looks three times as provocative as it would on anyone else because of the length of my legs. If you’re not in a beach setting, leave the booty cheeks fully covered please. California residents may be the exception….
#4 Wrinkled Clothes
Wearing wrinkled clothes makes you look sloppy and just a little nasty. Why? Because we assume you picked out those clothes from a pile on the floor and did a smell check. You’re not a teenager anymore and you should know how to use an iron. If you don’t, then learn. Or take everything to the cleaners and have them do it for you. I personally hate to iron right before I have to leave the house, so I tend to hang everything up straight out the dryer or do all my ironing at once.
#5 Confusing Night and Day
Do not wear rollers, a head scarf or a ‘do rag out in public…I don’t care if you are, “just running to Wal-Mart”. Stop being lazy. And to the men who only take their ‘do rag off when they go to the club…yeah, no. Also leave all pajama pants, house coats and house shoes where they belong…at the HOUSE.
#6 Back to School
Unless you’re in grade school or college, leave the backpack to the under twenty-two crowd. I don’t care if it’s Gucci or Louis Vuitton. It looks juvenile and like you’re about to break out your Texas Instrument calculator. They have a grown-up backpack- It’s called a messenger bag.
They call it an undershirt for a reason. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty darn self-explanatory. Undershirt…It goes UNDER-a-shirt. It is NOT a shirt and it’s not to be worn alone out in public. It’s made to catch sweat and odor. Just go ahead and buy some crisp white shirts for your wardrobe.
#8 Ring on Every Finger/Improper Use of Accessories
Accessories can make or break an outfit. Just because you love the rings your husband/boyfriend/children/mom/dad/best friend gave you, doesn’t mean you have to wear them all at the same time. This is a huge pet-peeve of mine and I just don’t get it. It looks like you’re preparing to fight somebody and want to make every punch count. Same thing goes for necklaces. Layering necklaces is an awesome trend if done right, but sometimes it can get a little ‘Mr. T’. I pity the fool…………
So those are my fashion “beefs”…What are yours?