Fashion Tips: 13 Looks You Should Never Wear
Our friends at Glamour Magazine have some tips for
you so pay attention!
fashion should be a no-brainer, right? Just keep it classy, understated and
polished. Sigh...if only it were that easy! Since there are tons of
hard-to-classify outfit options out there-plus some über-confusing dress codes
in some offices-we pulled together a foolproof list of work-outfit DON'Ts to
keep you looking professional (and promotable!) each and every day.
tops (or mega-butt-cleavage bottoms!)
haven't seen a scientific survey on this yet, but we're pretty sure that 10 out
of 10 of coworkers don't want to see each other's bods on full display. Avoid
making your outfit an office fashion scandal and save skin-baring clothes for
the beach or dance floor.
know it's hard to resist showing love for your fave band or witty catchphrase,
but there's a time and a place for it. (Spoiler alert: Work's not one of ‘em.)
Ripped, shredded or tattered anything
rule of thumb: If it looks like it got in a fight with your neighbor's cat or
like it was used for training by a ninja squad, you probably shouldn't be
wearing it to the office. (Unless, of course, your gig involves your being on a
ninja squad, in which case, high-five, girl!)
short shorts or miniskirts
there hemlines may be cute at a club or out and about on a sweltering day, but
make sure your bottoms pass the "Can I bend down in this gracefully?" fashion
prescreen before you head off to your big meeting. Eyebrow-raising styles like
these will only be a distraction from your awesome work.
gardening shoes or snow boots
Cheap ugg boots
Louis vuitton outlet
you're a nurse, lifeguard or ski instructor, proper footwear is capital-R
required if you want to look sophisticated (and ready to take on that VIP
project) at work.
one of the rare occasions in which you shouldn't
take a fashion cue from celebs: You're trying to get noticed at work, not hide
your identity, right? Save the hat for the weekend ballgame instead!
a gentle fashion reminder: Just because leggings and pants are sort of in the
same family doesn't mean they're interchangeable. Unless it's a casual Friday
and you're sporting them under a skirt-or a looong
tunic that covers your cute butt-just say no to bringing spandex into the
you accessorize in the A.M., ask yourself this fashion question first: Can I
hear myself walking toward the front door? If the answer's yes, then your
jangly bracelets or clinking necklaces aren't work-friendly (especially if you
have a noise-sensitive cubicle neighbor).
you've got a presentation on the 16th floor and a business lunch on the
fourth-but if you can't walk without being on wobble-watch, how are you going
to get there? Plus, these hard-to-saunter-in shoes can make you look less
confident, which is probably not the image you want to project in front of the
boss. When it comes to office-appropriate fashion, just say no to crazy high
that show VPL
those of us who need a refresher, VPL = visual panty line. Part two of the
definition that was left out of the dictionary? It's also a seriously
distracting work-fashion no-no.
or belly-flashing tops
and chest covered? Check and check. Now, don't forget to make sure the rest of
your (admittedly adorable) body avoids overexposure too.
inspired by lingerie
know we adore romantic lingerie-inspired pieces, but please save this fashion
trend for forums sexier than work. (Like a hot date.) That means no exposed
underwear, super-sheer shirts and low-cut tops.
if all else fails...
this genius fashion guideline dreamed up by our intern Anna: Ask yourself,
"What would Lady Gaga do?" No, don't do that. If there's even a 25 percent
possibility that Gaga would wear the outfit you're considering, put it back in
the closet. It's not OK to wear it at work.
Source: Glamour Magazine