Just like fashion trends, fashion rules come and go. Are you current and style savvy or are you on the dangerous road of the fashionably challenged? Take this short test and see.
1. The colors in your outfit must match.
Today it is not about matching colors, it is about coordinating colors. Just because you are wearing a black dress doesn’t mean you must wear black shoes too. Try wearing a coordinating color shoe like red to add interest to your outfit.
2. Your shoes and purse must match
I can remember my mother saying, “Never buy a handbag unless you have shoes to match.” It’s true that was the rule of yesteryear, but today’s woman knows your purse doesn’t have to match your shoes. Instead, consider how the bag is consistent with the style of the outfit and shoes. For example, a tote bag would not go well with a dressy evening shoe. Other things to consider are how the bag might coordinate with your outfit or make it more interesting.
3. You always wear pantyhose
Pantyhose used to be the standard for all women. No one would be caught dead showing a bare leg under their favorite dress or suit. Today, however, more and more women are abandoning pantyhose for the comfort of bare leg dressing. While many businesses are allowing women to forgo pantyhose in the office, it is always good to check your employer’s dress code. Also, if you are going to have a bare leg, make sure you shave. Few people want to see a hairy leg below your hemline.
4. You always wear a slip
Maybe we are more risky today, or we are just into comfort. Whatever the reason, wearing a slip underneath your dress is not fashion forward. Slips hid your legs and underwear from view, when you were wearing a thin or see-through dress. Instead of a slip, try a dark colored panty or a thong.
5. You feel black is always flattering
Generally speaking, black does tend to make you look slimmer but, it is not always flattering. If you have a milky complexion, black can make you look washed-out. Also, a red jacket that is fitted will always trump an oversized, ill-fitting black jacket in the style department.
Leslie Smith is a self-proclaimed fashionista and a lifestyle strategist. She believes it is not how you grow old, but how you live young. For more FREE tips on fashion and living young, go to her websites http://closetquest.org and http://lifesnextpage.net