Whilst in no way, shape or form am I claiming to be an effortlessly on-trend fashionista who never puts a sartorial foot wrong and always looks immaculately styled; there are certain “looks”, shall we say, that really rile me. These are things that I see and I just think “WHYYYY, LADY, WHYYY? It does NOT look good.” Obviously, style is a subjective thing, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder and whatnot, so maybe you’ll disagree with me. Oh, and if any of my friends are reading this and realise they frequently commit any of the following faux-pas (in my eyes, that is), don’t be offended. We can still be friends. You’ll just know that I’d like you better in another way. JOKES. I love you all for who you are on the inside. (Phew, just about saved myself there, I hope…)
1. Leggings As Trousers
I’m sorry, but why oh why do so many girls wear leggings without a top long enough to cover their crotch? I believe leggings should be thought of as more like tights than trousers. I mean HELLO, have you heard of the camel-toe!?
2. Shorts As Underwear
Oh, I didn’t realise that underwear came in denim. Sadly I cannot take credit for this humourous line, however it is a page that I – along with 136,177 other people – like on Facebook. I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about here: shorts so short that you can see the line where butt meets leg. It’s not a good look, girls. Luckily for us in England at the moment, we should be protected from said horror for a good few months until the weather warms up again. Thank God.
3. Super Chipped Nails
Now, don’t get me wrong, I understand that nail varnish chips very easily, and am a victim of such an annoying occurrence all too frequently myself. Sometimes, you leave the house in the morning with a freshly-painted mani, and by lunchtime, there’s a chip. #firstworldproblems, right? There’s nothing you can do about it. However, what I don’t understand is when girls literally have a scratching of nail varnish in the centre of each nail, with unpainted nail all around. I just think it looks horrible. The whole point of nail varnish is to elongate your fingers and make you look glamourous/funky/classy. Come on, ladies, when your nail varnish starts to chip, TAKE IT OFF! It only takes a few minutes, and you can do it whilst watching TV. No excuses.
4. Super Greasy Hair
Two words: dry shampoo. Of course, sometimes we don’t have time to wash our hair, but thanks to the wondrous invention of dry shampoo, the “someone just poured a chip pan over my head” look is completely avoidable. So avoid it. Please.
5. Tatty Thoes
Didn’t someone famous once say that if you’re shoes aren’t in good condition there’s no point in the rest of the outfit? Or was that just my mum? Either way, they knew what they were talking about. I’m partial to a pair of Primark shoes as much as the next student, but when they’re frayed, holey and worn down, it’s time for your beloved, trusty footwear to meet the bin. I know, it’s hard. I’m sorry to have to be the one to break the bad news to you.
6. Toe Overhang In Sandals
Speaking of shoes, why do so many women buy sandals that are just outright too small, thus resulting in their toes falling off the front!? As a girl with big feet (thanks a lot for that gene, Dad), I know full-well that it’s not always easy to find shoes that fit, but no matter how much you try to convince yourself in the shop that those gorgeous embellished heeled sandals are big enough, and you’re feet are probably just hot and swollen from shopping all day, if they don’t fit, don’t buy them. It’s for your own good. I realise that now I have set myself up for a backlash if I ever have a slightly chipped nail or slightly less-than-fresh hair, but what can ya do? Obviously, this is just my personal view, so don’t go leaving me irate comments, please. Do you agree with my choices?