7 Fashion Mistakes You’re Making


Feeling more uninspired than usual by your wardrobe? Chances are you’re making some sort of fashion mistake and probably didn’t even realize it. Not to worry, we’re here to help solve any wardrobe faux pas you may be committing just in time for you to enjoy a very chic spring. Here, 7 style resolutions that will keep the fashion police from showing up at your door.

Problem Solved!

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Photo Courtesy: Madewell Spring 2015

The mistake: You've been wearing your boyfriend jeans way too much lately. So much so, you've almost become your boyfriend.

The solution: If you can't part ways with your favorite pair of baggies but know you should make a denim change, embrace spring's epic assortment of flares. Equal parts flattering and comfortable, these jeans put an instantly fresh spin on your everyday wardrobe.

The must-haves:

The Cruiser Flares



2387 Tailored High-Rise Flare


J Brand

High Rise Bell Canyon in Teagan



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The mistake: When you indulge in an investment bag, you always lean toward a neutral hue (black, brown or gray), forgoing any sort of real statement-making quality. Snooze.

The solution: A purse rendered in a vibrant, bold shade can literally make an outfit. Next time you're in the market for a new It bag, trade an all-black satchel for one that's loud, luxe and lovely.

The must-haves:

Maxi Zip Handbag


Anya Hindmarch

Python Flap Shoulder Bag



Geometric Clutch



Photo: Fendi Spring 2015, Getty Images

The mistake: Your current collection of floral separates make you look more like a walking curtain than a seasoned fashion girl.

The solution: Graphic floral prints infuse edge into ultra-feminine pieces, which can sometimes come off looking elderly or outdated. Wear yours with modern accessories for a fresh outcome.

The must-haves:

Flower Satin A-Line Dress



Wallpaper Floral Contrast Top



Floral Wrap Skirt


River Island

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The mistake: You think cleavage is the only answer to looking sexy on date night.

The solution: Vixens, meet the one-shoulder dress: This is the smoldering (yet classy) alternative to low-cut necklines and inevitable wardrobe malfunctions. You're welcome.

The must-haves:

One-Shoulder Dress



Davidson Dress


Rachel Zoe

Silk One-Shoulder Dress



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The mistake: You own so many leather pieces your friends are beginning to wonder if you're a member of a top-secret biker gang.

The solution: Channel your love for leather in a new way by embracing Spring 2015's suede trend. It's just as cool but has a softer touch and is easier to wear in the daytime.

The must-haves:

Featherweight Suede Wrap Pants



Lilita Dress in Classic Suede



Suede Jacket



Photo: Derek Lam Spring 2015, Getty Images

The mistake: You consider it a fashion faux pas to go head-to-toe monochromatic.

The solution: An easy way to revamp your look without spending money is to pull same-color separates out of your closet and wear them together. Our recommendations: all-white, Bordeaux, khaki or navy.

The must-haves:

Crop Cami



Mash Midi Skirt



Leather Shoulder Bag



Photo: Thakoon Spring 2015, Getty Images

The mistake: You wear high heels. A lot. Your feet hate you.

The solution: Believe it or not, sky-high heels are on the out. Substitute your undying love for a little lift with a pair of flatforms. The trend is going to be huge for spring and—better yet—they're actually comfortable.

The must-haves:

Vienna Flatforms



Powder Rose Britt Shoes


Stella McCartney

Malone Sandals