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Fashion Faux-Pas To Avoid: Fall Edition

Even a tried-and-true fashionista has wardrobe hesitations every once in a while...I know I do!! The best way to prevent fashion faux-pas from happening in the first place is to always go with your gut. If you feel there's something off with your look, you're probably right.

Luckily, most problems can be solved with simple styling tricks. So to help you steer clear from making a wrong turn, here are my top 3 fashion mistakes you can avoid making this fall. 

VINTAGE PIECES WITHOUT A MODERN TWIST

We all know that everything in fashion tends to cycle back, but use caution when wearing your favorite vintage pieces. Styled the wrong way, and you can quickly go from street style star to theatre character.

The key here is to add some simple contemporary touches to your retro look.  For example, pair your flare jeans (which are totally making a comeback) with sneakers, high boots, a statement bag or a cool backpack. These fashion forward accessories will result in something fabulous as Lisa from See Want Shop demonstrates. Her perfect balance of retro and modern is definitely making me crave a pair of flare jeans!!  

Fashion Faux-Pas: Fall Edition | Mel Boteri Style Guide | See Want Shop
PHOTO CREDIT: SEE WANT SHOP
INSTAGRAM: @SEEWANTSHOP
Fashion Faux-Pas: Fall Edition | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. FRAME DENIM Flare Jeans 2. JOSEPH Shirt 3. THIERRY LASRY Sunglasses 4. MEL BOTERI White Croc-Embossed Blake Satchel 5. TOD'S Chunky Heel Pumps  6. CRYSTAL AND BAR Stack Silver Rings

 

THE "RIGHT" ACCESSORIES

Am I the only one who hoards accessories like my favorite lipstick (because God forbid it should be discontinued)?? Whatever outfit you wear, you always need to accessorize. Whether it's a hot pair of over the knee boots, sexy sunglasses or a simple set of rings, never leave your house without accessorizing - but at the same time, make sure you don't overdo it. Jessie Kass shows how to use minimal accessories to perfectly complement a look!!  

Fashion Faux-Pas: Fall Edition | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Seams for a Desire
PHOTO CREDIT: SEAMS FOR A DESIRE
INSTAGRAM: @JESSIECHANES
Fashion Faux-Pas: Fall Edition | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. J BRAND Skinny Jeans 2. MADEWELL Slub T-shirt 3. ALEXA CHUNG FOR AG Denim Jacket 4. CHLOE Suede Ankle Boots 5. MEL BOTERI Olive Boteri Mini Tote Bag 6. SKAGEN Bracelet Watch 7. RAY-BAN Small Aviator Sunglasses

 

OVERCOMPLICATED OUTFITS

Whatever you do, do not overcomplicate your looks with intricate combinations. Remember that "less is more" and more importantly, "simple is safe." I'm not saying you can never wear a floral dress or go for that fabulous sequined bralette, just treat them as statement pieces and accessorize them as such.

My favorite simple, yet elegant look that is super easy to create (and never pretentious) is a pair of leather pants and a jacket. You can use this look for everything from casual business meetings to date night. Jane is absolutely rocking my go-to look with the addition of some killer booties!!

Fashion Faux-Pas: Fall Edition | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Fit Fab Fun Mom
PHOTO CREDIT: FIT FAB FUN MOM
INSTAGRAM: @JANESONG
Fashion Faux-Pas: Fall Edition | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. BALMAIN Leather Skinny Pants 2. RICK OWENS Oversized T-shirt 3. TORY BURCH Aviator Sunglasses 4. DION LEE Cropped Knit Top 5. MAISON MARGIELA Ankle Boots 6. MEL BOTERI Marissa Small Tote  

Alright my best dressed babes, I hope you found this week's style guide on the top 3 fashion faux-pas to avoid helpful. Although they may seem simple, these are all lessons I had to learn the hard way, so I felt it was my duty to pass it on!!

Do you have any tips to share?? If so, please comment below or tag me with #MYMB and #MBBestDressed.

Enjoy your week ahead!!

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