Fashion is diverse and speaks loudly to the personality of its wearer and everyone sees fashion differently. Sometimes, one person’s fashion taste is a no-no for another. As the saying goes, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”.
This week, we asked 6 fashionistas what their fashion pet peeves are. Here’s what they said about that;
“Wearing pattern on pattern.” – Gwoniso
I’d describe my style as minimalist. I like nude colours, toned down looks and I prefer fine jewellery over costume jewellery. Even when it comes to my makeup, I prefer to go with earthy colours.
My fashion pet peeves are wearing pattern on pattern and wearing platform shoes on long flowing, A-cut evening dresses. It also annoys me when people don’t dress according to their body type. The fact that you like a style doesn’t mean you should hurry to make a purchase. In the end, if it doesn’t suit you, you’d look like a gorilla in Gucci.
These fashion choices annoy me because they are an eyesore. I’d say that if you want to dress better, you need to wear plain on pattern. A plain top on a patterned bottom or a patterned top on a plain bottom. Except, of course, it was made off of the same fabric.
Also, wear strappy sandals with evening dresses. They go much better with them. Another thing is, before you admire the dress, ask yourself, “Does it really suit my body?” If you’re top-heavy, don’t wear dresses with exaggerated or puff sleeves. Move the puff to your lower body which needs some padding. Also, if you’re bottom-heavy, it’s more tolerable to the sight to compensate for your slimmer shoulders.
Lastly, if you have thick lips, tone down your lipstick colours, no bright and loud colours. If your lips are extra thin, bright colours would help.
“Colour blocking.” – Ade
Nowadays, my fashion sense is like that of a young father of two and I don’t like it. I’m not very fashion-savvy but colour blocking is one fashion pet peeve I have.
I feel like if you have to dress up, you should at least look out for complementary colours. Don’t go pair ridiculous and extra loud colours together all in the name of colour blocking.
“Indecent dressing.” – Collins
I prefer simplicity, I love my clothing to match, the trouser must match the shirt and there should be a jacket to pull it all together. I prefer simple sneakers and Chelsea boots over other shoe types. So, I’d describe my dress sense as eccentric, with very little regard for trends.
I find it irritating when I see people who believe they have to dress indecently to be attractive. It is irritating because I have found that the man makes the clothes more than the clothes make the man. You don’t need to expose any part of your body to be attractive.
When I pick clothes, I always have it in mind that my dressing must honour God. My suits have to be slim fit and preferably double-breasted but my clothes must excite God first before they excite me. This, I think, is what people should aim for, dressing modestly.
“Sagging pants and ‘over-matchy’ outfits.” -Victoria
If I had to describe my style, I would describe it with 3 words – comfortable, casual and traditional. I like to look simple and also comfortable in whatever I’m wearing. In my opinion, style is a form of art, it allows me to express myself. Even though I love to look simple, I like to add a feel of indigenous style to my outfits.
My fashion pet peeves are sagging pants and over-matchy outfits. I mean, your underwear should be worn beneath the pants, hidden from view, but yet some men like to wear sagging trousers. Nobody wants to see some random guy’s briefs in public.
Also, I think people need to stop it with the pink shoes, pink bag, pink necklace, pink earrings and pink lipstick. Being too matchy-matchy can be pretty scary. If you must match, choose two things to match.
“Mixing too many colours and accessories.” – Dunni
I’d say my fashion style is simple and classy. I love to look very simple when I dress up but still be very classy while at it.
It annoys me when people mix too many colours and accessories. You don’t have to wear too many colours to catch attention, sometimes, less is more. Also, you don’t have to wear too many accessories to look good. There’s no need to put too many earrings, necklaces, or bracelets on. Simplicity is key. However, I think fashion is a matter of personal style and choice.
“Wearing pyjamas pants as outdoor pants.” – Titilayo
My fashion style is both casual and down to earth. I love comfort and simplicity.
My fashion pet peeve is wearing pyjamas pants as outdoor pants! Anytime I see someone outside their house in their nightwear I’m shocked. Why would you leave your house while still in your sleepwear, and sometimes even topped off with fuzzy slippers too? Couldn’t you take just 5 minutes to find a T-shirt or jeans to throw on and quickly get on your way? Or, even better, how about wearing yoga pants?
It’s a safe bet to assume that most people want to look good in whatever they wear. I am an advocate of people dressing in whatever way they please just as long as they are happy with it. We don’t have to like the same styles, but if we feel good with what we wear then that’s all that matters.
All fashionistas know that comfort is just as important as looking stylish. So, put in that effort to look good because we know we are going to be addressed the way we are dressed.