Fashion Faux Pas to Avoid

Fashion Faux Pas to Avoid

Faux pas, pronounced as ‘fo pa’, is French for false step and has been adopted by linguists to translate into a slip in manners or conduct. Loosely translated, a fashion faux pas would be dressing or being styled up in a way that may get you plenty of looks and stares for all the wrong reasons. The following are a couple things you could avoid if you don’t want to feature in a fashion cop article.

1. Athleisure: A comfortable combo of leisurely athletic wear. I’m talking about yoga pants, sweat pants, jogging shoes and tights. This list isn’t exhaustive, but anything that you would wear while exercising falls under this category. The city has been awash with sweat pant clad individuals but unless you are staying indoors or doing actual sports in these clothes, it’s time to bury this fad.

2. Graphic tees: I cringe at the sight of screaming neon tees with graffiti splattered letters all over, passing on an unnecessary albeit funny message. It’s time to express our sense of humor with word-of-mouth jokes rather than our clothing.

3. Car to couch clothes: I am talking especially to the ladies with this one. If what you are wearing can only comfortably allow you maneuver short distances before starting to fall apart, you need to closet it. That great skater skirt that gets blown by the wind exposing more than it should? Those killer heels that feel good at first but after a while cause your feet to throb? This tight pair of jeans that you literally have to peel off yourself when you get home at the end of the day?

4. Inconsiderate controversy: No need to wear a dinner dress for a church service. No need to wear white to a wedding. No need to wear a sheer top to work (depending on the dress code). No need to sag your pants in public. Enough said?

-Article: Paula Mwazigizi
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