4 Style Mistakes That Always Make This 54-Year-Old Chuckle

First things first, style "mistakes" are obviously subjective to the viewer (and the wearer), but they are still fun to talk about nonetheless. We've all looked back on outfits we've worn and thought What the heck was I thinking? This story right here is here to ensure we have fewer of those moments as time goes on. While possibly internally humiliating, "mistakes" can be looked at as learning opportunities as we let our sense of personal style continually evolve.

Learning about these style mistakes is something that clearly takes time, which is why we reached out to 54-year-old industry icon Grece Ghanem for her take on the matter. As the well-seasoned and fashionably wise influencer she is, Grece was kind enough to share with us the top four style mistakes that always make her laugh when she spots them. Don't worry, she accompanied each mistake with a style tip relevant for any age. Personally, I agree with every word she said, and I have a feeling you will too. After all, she's has a tad more experience in the sartorial world than I have so I am definitely taking notes. 

Ahead, find out what style icon Grece Ghanem has to say about the style mistakes that make her laugh and the style tips she thinks women at any age can benefit from. 

Mistake #1

Mistake: Wearing sandals without a proper pedicure.

Tip: Style your sandals with a pair of funky socks or nylons until your next pedicure.


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Mistake #2

Mistake: Neglecting your hems and avoiding proper tailoring.

Tip: Take advantage of a store's in-house tailoring or use double-sided fabric tape for those last-minute alternations. 


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Mistake #3

Mistake: Major fashion faux pas: Wearing denim shorts paired with tights or leggings.

Tip: Hold off from wearing your denim shorts for the warmer weather. Switch them to skirts paired with printed tights. 


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Mistake #4

Mistake: Visible straps, lines, and tags from your undergarments.

Tip: Selecting the perfect underwear set to go under your outfit can prevent it from looking sloppy and can also make you feel comfortable and confident.


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This story was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.