No one is perfect as far as fashion or anything else is concerned.We all make mistakes. And in fashion,some are worse than others.
Now I've also made a few mistakes and unfortunately got busted by one of the National Daily's fashion pull out.I had on an amazing teal dress,with gold sequin detail and gold 6 inch heels.so how can such an outfit be wrong?it wasn't. Unfortunately I added an old skul leather jacket and peach scarf which killed the whole ensemble.
That being said,I learn my lesson and now I make sure to look my best anytime am asked to pose for a photo.
Am sure we all have those moments some more common to all of us than others.Here are some of them that we need to actually banish as 2011 ends.May they not surface in 2012...
1. A short sleeve shirt with a tie just doesn't work – I've always had my reservations about short sleeved shirts until i met one Erastus Mwadime.He knows how to work them. Don't wear a short sleeve shirt with a tie.It has never worked, and don't think you'll create a trend either.If you really have to wear a tie,then go for a long sleeved shirt.
2.Sandals worn with socks. This is allowed in planet Uranus only.Let me not even talk about it.Its wrong!!!
3.Too much jewelry. Simplicity goes a long way.And in this case its right after the ring,chain and maybe..maybe man-bracelet.Anything past that, you might as well join a Lingala band with rings on all fingers,6 chains and 3 watches plus dangling earrings to match. Am just saying.
4.wearing a round neck tee shirt under your shirt- I cant emphasis enough just how wrong this is! Vest were created to be worn inside your shirts..not your favourite football/basketball team tee.
5. Wrong belt colour –Make sure the colour of your belt matches the colour of your shoes (for professional occasions). Also, the finish of the belt and shoes need to match.If you’re wearing casual shoes or sneakers, make sure you wear a thicker casual belt to match instead of a thin dress belt.
6.Bulky pockets – I see a lot of guys walking around with bulging pockets. Its a very disturbing sight.If it’s your wallet that’s creating that bulge, take out all those old receipts or business cards.Get a slimmer wallet or a money clip to save space. As for those keys, am sure we can find a place in your messenger bag to keep them.You cant carry all 20 sets of keys with you everywhere.
7.Shiny or Glittery Shirts and Suits-Those that are glittery, shiny and ultimately tacky suits have to really go. They are an insult to fashion and may they burn in this December heat!! In my life I've seen suits so awesome I shed a tear in awe. One Johnston Mwakazi on Citizen TV, Chris Kirubi Capital are a great example of suits well worn.Borrow a leaf or two.
8.Keep your facial hair well groomed – The hair on your face should be orderly. Your face is the first thing noticed, and so maintaining your facial hair is important if you want to look sharp.
10.Over sized everything. This is a fashion disaster that should die; along with those still trying to keep it alive.But moving on for the last time, wear cloths your size.if you are meant to wear a shirt size 17 don't wear 19 just because you like the shirt.
2012 watch out,a new brand of more fashion-conscious men are about to check in.
Have a great Friday and weekend,