I WORE WHAT?
I did a “My Beauty Mistakes” post months ago and thought I’ll do a fashion one. I thought long and hard into my past and trying to dig out any old photos on my macbook (not showing them) displaying any horror stories in my dress sense. I never really cared about how I had dressed until I was around 16 when I was starting college. And now, I still wouldn’t call myself stylish or fashionable. Just a highly improved version of myself with a shopping addiction.
Tracksuits & Sports Clothes
From the age of 11 till around 15, I had only wore tracksuit bottoms and other sports clothes. Hey, they were comfortable and that’s all that mattered right? I loved to shop at Sports Direct for those Lonsdale and Reebok bargains and didn’t care as to what I had looked like. I did shop at Tammy in BHS for a few nice clothes for special occasions. Tracksuits were a big trend back then however I, thankfully, didn’t look like a chav.
I still have them now and only wear them around the house if I was visiting home and staying in. I wouldn’t wear them out in public ever again. I had also practically lived in my England football shirts. Had both the home and away shirts. You could say that I was a tomboy then. You will see me wear sweatpants to and from work every now and again these days.
A Tad Too Small
I think we’ve all been through this. I had always bought clothes in my usual size in every store but of course each store measures differently. I had these skinny jeans that just fitted but were definitely a tad small on me but I was in denial throughout the two years wearing them at college. I was able to zip and button up with force, then there was the muffin top issue. However, I did cleverly wear loose tops and jackets to hide this. Thinking about it now, they did restrict my movement slightly.
Or a Tad Too Big
I had purchased these gorgeous, gold, glitter, strappy heels online from New Look at the last minute for a Christmas ball at university years back (wow I feel old saying that). I didn’t like any other shoes when I went shopping. These had fit my feet perfectly but they were loose at the same time because I have skinny ankles meaning they would fall off easily. I could definitely feel my feet and heels majorly separating whilst I was walking. Surprisingly I didn’t fall over. I should have purchased heels in store and return these instead but I was delusional and a big fuss pot!
Hair Clips in Fringe (Bangs)
I saw my cousin having these cute strawberry hair clips on her fringe at my uncles wedding when I was around 16 and I must admit, they did look cute on her even if she is 5 years older than me. I was going through the wanting to look cute, “ullzzang” phase and basically copied her. It was hard for me to find any cute hair clips around where I live and wasn’t allowed to order online. I ended up buying clips with cheap rhinestones glued on. Since I have thin and fine hair, I had gaps in my fringe with the clips in meaning I looked like a sweaty mess. I didn’t look cute whatsoever, I looked ridiculous. This lasted about a year. I’ll just leave it to the young children.
That’s all I could think of. But who knows, I could be making plenty more at this very present day without realising.
What were your fashion mistakes?
哈喽！Nicol is a China based British blogger with a goal to visit all provinces in China, using this blog to document the good, the bad and the ugly of anything and everything. Currently visited 32/34.