Blank NYC jacket (option, option) ; Free People sweater; Rebecca Minkoff bag; Matisse fringe boots.
Should I start this post with a little disclaimer? I’ve read these types of posts before and the universal thing that connected them was that each contained something I actually wear in real life. I mean, we all have that certain SOMETHING we would never wear, while others would wear it every single day and have no apologies for doing so. Which is great! I tend to wear a lot of things that get me the side eye, but the big thing for me is that I need to feel great in something, not whether or not someone approves. I don’t want to offend anyone by creating a list of what I wouldn’t wear, because I believe fashion and style are subjective, and we can each choose to wear whatever we want. So this is my personal list of things I would never wear. No offense! Ha!
1) Capri pants
Here’s the deal: I hate my overly large calves and lower legs and look like complete hell in capri pants. I also feel very soccer mom-ish in them (news flash, I AM a soccer mom!), and just wouldn’t choose to wear them, ever. If you see me in capri pants, I’ve officially gone insane.
2) Anything camouflaged that a real hunter would wear, or the pink camouflage stuff you see in hunting stores.
Okay, I live in a fairly rural area and grew up in one, too, so I see it everywhere. I get it’s a style that a lot like and go with that theme to the greatest possible degree, but it’s not for me. I’m not a very casual person, so jeans and a pink camo fleece and matching purse is just not my look. YET, I LOVE my camouflage pants and jacket! I feel cute and trendy in it, and wear them often (just never together.)
3) Workout shoes with a regular outfit.
Let me narrow this down, I wouldn’t wear my sneakers with a jeans and sweatshirt, or a regular outfit. I ONLY wear my sneakers with my workout gear, never with real clothes. Not even at Disney where I would be more comfortable. (I’ve regretted this.) To me, sneakers are for working out. I only wear them for that. I have cute sneakers that look great with an oversized tunic and workout leggings for errands on a Saturday, but that is it. It’s a weird rule I have with myself that I rarely break.
4) I don’t wear my “home clothes” outside of my home.
I have friends that laugh at me for this, but I very rarely leave the house in what I consider my home clothes (oversized hoodie, yoga pants, etc.) Unless I am picking up my kids from school in the car rider line and will not be leaving the car, or I’m really sick, I will get dressed and then change when I get home. I just don’t like looking sloppy in public I guess? I tend to be out in public in two types of outfits: my workout clothes and sneakers (see above), or my actual outfits that you would see on this blog. I just really like getting dressed up and looking (and feeling) nice, or I wear my cute workout looks from Fabletics. There is no in between.
5) Any piece of clothing with Winnie the Pooh on it (or cartoon characters in general.)
I find it a little odd when I see a grown woman with a sweatshirt that has Winnie the Pooh or Mickey Mouse on it. I don’t even like my kids to wear character stuff, so wearing it myself would be a big NO. I think it’s fun in Disney to wear themed stuff (in moderation, maybe Mickey ears? Ha!), but in real life? Just, no.
6) Coach sneakers
I’m not a big fan of super flashy branded items. I think it looks like you are trying too hard and just want to show off a bit? I obviously like having name brand things, but often because I find that they are good quality, and not because they scream out, “look at me, I can afford this!” I think less is more when it comes to buying high quality items, and Coach sneakers don’t give me that vibe;)
7) Socks with sandals
This was something that was a big “trend” in college (or the lazy way out most likely!), but this was in 1999 and nothing can be trusted fashion wise from back then. I see this look pop up often, typically a light ankle sock and heels, or thick socks with Birkenstocks, and I hate it. I’m in my mid thirties and these types of trends are not for me, ever.
Tell me, what would you NEVER wear?
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