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Smarter Style: Fashion Regrets
August 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

I've been rearranging stuff around the abode and ran across some pictures of the old days...and when I say the old days, I mean like 20 years ago (or more - gasp). Photos from high school, college, early years here working and dating in the city. They brought back memories and many a fashion regret. Now, I'll chock some of them up to the style of the day, yet some were just plain bad choices.

We all make them. We look in the mirror and think, "Hey, good lookin'!"...yet, holy mole guacamole, upon reflection, it is more hey what were you thinking? Not the end of the world, by any imagination, but we need to learn from our mistakes.

The first step: admitting them. So here I am before you, to admit my wardrobe missteps, my fashion foibles. Mine will be different than yours (and perhaps you may not judge some as such), but let's share:

-- Whiskered jeans. Yes, those white lines right across where I am the widest? Not a good look.

-- Over-dyed hair. I went to acting class one time with orange hair. Meaning I walked from the salon, rode the subway, and got up on stage with orange hair. It was meant to be a blonde highlight, but alas, it went wrong. Only when a kind soul told me, "Honey, you know you have orange hair, right?" did I choose to admit it.

-- Peter Pan collars. Unless you are eight years old and wear it with a pleated plaid skirt as part of your school uniform, Peter Pan collars makes anyone look just off. I knew this and wore one anyway. Felt just weird the whole time.

-- Hippie headbands. Halloween and some sort of Woodstock party excluded, wearing a hippie headband across your forehead should be avoided. Why I didn't realize this back in the late 90s for a fabulous evening out, I'll never know, but I do know why no guy at the housewarming party I went to that night asked for my number.

Share your fashion regrets -- I shared mine!



  • critter_boo
    August 31, 2012 at 11:10 PM
    Yep neon

    Quoting mrswillie:


  • Apr1l
    by Apr1l
    September 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    peter pan collars are really over done, I don't think they look bad, its just tooooooo trendy

  • mom2aspclboy
    September 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Honestly, I've never had any fashion regrets. I've never been one to wear trendy stuff and tend to stick to classic styles & basics for both dressing up & dressing down.

  • teesoloca
    October 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM

     leggins with a oversized Hypercolor tshirt tied on the side...LOL

  • SweetLuci
    October 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM

     Padded shouldered tops. Yuck!

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