5 Ways to know that 'Hunni, it ain't workin'
Sometimes we walk into a shop, try something on and while we're completely sold on a garment itself, we gaze into the mirror for and undesirable amount of time hoping to put our finger on what it is that's just not working!
Here's 5 ways to know if it's right or wrong for you:
1) You got it on, so it fits right? - not so. Often for myself I find it's as simple as trying either the size up or down depending on the design of the garment. Often garments have minimal difference between sizes and it might just offer you a bit more or less room in the area it requires. I often have trouble when it comes to dresses with everything fitting perfect except the shoulders are just a smidgen too small. One size up usually does the trick and still fits well around the waste and often even gets me some more length which is always a plus for tall people!
2) Is the colour complimenting your skin tone or not? The best way to decipher this is to ask one of the girls in the shop. Regardless of your hair colour, your skin tone will will be best suited to Autumn, Winter, Summer or Spring colours. The dress might be great, but the colour could be off and we will probably have a different option for you to try because...not everyone can wear yellow!
3) Does it cut you funny? If an item cuts you in the wrong spots in that it draws unflattering lines, again, it could be a size issue or it could be that the design of the garment just isn't quite tailored to your body shape. Not your fault, that's just life! Often I find this when I try on pants that are supposed to sit below the knee but on me sit ON the knee, it makes my legs look weird and pulling them up or down only makes them sit funny on the crotch.
4) Does it look like you? No? probably because it's something your mum or friend persuaded you would look good on you but you never even noticed it in the first place. I have a very basic rule when it comes to buying clothes, it's this: If it doesn't look like ME I'm not buying it, because I KNOW I will never wear it outside of the change room.
5) The longer you stare at it, the less you like it. Clothes should GROW on you.
Well these are the things I look at when I'm trying to make clothing decisions. I also always make a point of not asking my mother's opinion, it's never a fruitful exercise, we have different tastes! (heheh :D)
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