As someone who's been a fashion editor for 10 years now (insane thinking about it), I’ve probably spent a trillion hours over the last decade talking about clothes. Yes, it’s always been part of my job to write, curate, and trend-forecast, but my sartorial curiosity continues once I log off from work as well. Aside from shopping in my personal life, I also consistently clock people's outfits wherever I am.
No, I’m not evil or a creeper (don’t go there), but given my “passion for fashion” (had to), personal style and unique ensembles, in general, pique my interest. While I’ve spotted a wide range of forward looks that I’ve often shared with you, dear readers, I’ve also encountered a smattering of ’fits that felt a bit off due to a styling “mistake.” Now, you should always style your pieces however the hell you want, but given my laser-focused attention to outfits, there are a few “blunders” I’ve noticed over the years that I’ve always thought could be avoided to keep an ensemble feeling fresh.
With that, I’m sharing four outfit mistakes below to perhaps inform your upcoming styling decisions. I also shopped out some of my favorite must-haves below based on visual inspiration of A+ ensembles for a little something extra. Muwah!