5 Style Mistakes I Wish I Never Made

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Style is something that comes very natural to some people and to others ... it just doesn´t. I definitely belong to the ladder group. When I just grab something out of my closet to throw on I look like a little girl dressed me. But in the past year I´ve really been making an effort to try more things, be braver and bolder and just generally find my own style (and stick to it). And it´s been quite successful - if I may say so myself. However, my teen years (and even my early adult years) were filled with a lot of style mistakes that I regret now and today I´m sharing them with you. Maybe they´ll make you laugh too!

(Emoji) Print Shirts

Does anyone else remember those brightly colored shirts that featured a really big print - usually of some emojis? I know that I wore those every day for more than a year. Every. Single. Day. Looking back at pictures from that time I´m now so embarrassed. They were just ugly, had no cut, made me look like a little girl and generally wouldn´t have suited anyone. Also the print got super crumbly after a few washes. I still see shirts like this around - although now they feature cute slogans and better cuts - and I just hope I never have to wear one ever again.

Thick, Worn-Out Zip Hoodies

You know what would always go along with the print shirts? Yes, zip hoodies. I think the reason why I´m hesitant to wear cardigans now is because I still have a trauma from zip hoodies. The ones I wore were horrible, all worn-out, never matched the color of my shirt or the style and were just not stylish at all. The worst one was one super thick zip hoodie with a fluffy insight that made me look double my size and super bulky. I totally get that zip hoodies are comfortable and keep you warm and I still wear them for lounging around my house but never outside... just no!

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The Amount Of Jewelry

I could never figure out how much jewelry would actually benefit my style; so I´d either wear none because I was too lazy or I´d put on so much that it looked ridiculous. And I don´t mean fine, gorgeous jewelry that I like now.. I mean chunky. boldly colored jewelry. Preferably it also had some ridiculous shape or pattern like stars or hearts and generally looked really cheap. I´m so glad I threw all of that out! I also went through a phase where I would wear scarves with any outfit. It did keep my neck warm but was not stylish most of the times. Some outfits can be enhances by a scarf and a lot of jewelry but sometimes less is more - especially in combination with print shirts and zip hoodies!

Ugg Boots

Now, this might be a controversial topic and I will admit that I badly wanted to buy myself a pair of Ugg boots last winter. However, despite being warm, fluffy clouds for your feet they should never be considered stylish in any regard. These bulky boots really don´t suit anyone and for people like me who have bigger thighs they just make our legs look like trees. Why did I ever choose to wear them outside the house?!? They are only acceptable to throw on when you´re quickly running to the grocery store down your street.

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Buying Clothes As Motivation

Did anyone else buy pants, tops or anything a size too small just to motivate yourself to lose that bit of extra weight? Did that ever work out for anyone?! It certainly didn´t for me. So now I have a bunch of clothes that I bought years ago that still won´t fit me. That was such a bad decision and a waste of money, really. I also sometimes bought some clothes that I considered daring to motivate myself to wear them. I don´t think these have ever seen the light of day either. When you´re not feeling comfortable in the changing room you´re never gonna wear the clothes anyway!

I´m just really glad that I´ve grown up and learned from those mistakes - no matter how embarrassing it is to look back at pictures from my teenage years. I will say though that I think I´ve had a very relaxed time as a teenager. I wasn´t worried in the slightest about what I wore and how I looked; I just wore what was comfortable and what I personally liked. So I wouldn´t go back and change a thing about that and it ended up getting me somewhere. Nowadays I´m experimenting more with fashion and having fun while doing so. The years it has taken me to get here don´t really matter. Plus, now I get to have a laugh at all of my wrong decisions as they didn´t hurt anyone but me.

What was one style mistake you did as a teenager? Did you learn anything from it?

2 comments

  1. don't worry we've all had our fair share of style mistakes! I definitely was an ugg boot fan back in the day! x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the layout of your blog Lisa! I had a little laugh when I read the bit about graphic shirts becoming crumbly after a few washes. It's so relatable! As well as the excessive amount of jewellery. I used to stack bangles all up my arm for school and they did me no justice whatsoever. My childhood all came flooding back to me as I read your post. Fantastic content :)

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