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5 Style Mistakes Most 20-Something Women Make

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5 Style Mistakes Most 20-Something Women Make

If you’re a young girl who loves to keep up with the latest fashion trends and look as stylish as possible at any given moment – welcome to the club! We can all agree that this can get quite challenging from time to time, which results in some style mistakes that can definitely be avoided in the future.

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Here are five of the style mistakes most 20-something women make, so check them out and get properly informed!

1. They don’t tailor their clothes

5 Style Mistakes Most 20-Something Women Make

Finding a garment that fits like a glove is often an impossible mission, as people come in a lot of different shapes and sizes that definitely don’t follow a unique sizing system.

Besides that, brands also have different fits and each fabric is likely to react differently based on an individual body, which is exactly why we highly recommend tailoring your clothes.

Here’s a little tip: you should always buy clothes for the largest part of your body and then tailor the rest, as such a garment will seem more expensive and hug your body in the best possible way. This is how you’ll come up with a stylish and classy look without spending a fortune.

2. They care about the trends too much

5 Style Mistakes Most 20-Something Women Make

Keeping up with the latest trends in the fashion industry is another style mistake a lot of young girls frequently make.

Even though it’s completely normal for 20-something girls to try really hard to stay as beautiful and trendy as possible, we must say that caring about the trends too much can actually do more harm than good for you.

Apart from spending too much money in order to buy new clothes and come up with your ultimate fashionable combos, you’ll constantly feel under pressure for not managing to keep up with everyone else, which is the worst part of this journey. So, try to relax a little bit and understand that trends are here to come and go, nothing more than that!

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3.They get lost in too many different prints and patterns

5 Style Mistakes Most 20-Something Women Make

Even though the mix’n’match game is still going strong this year, as florals can be mixed with animal print whereas stripes go perfectly with plaid, you must know that introducing too many patterns and color schemes is what makes this trend look quite chaotic.

Instead, you should let one pattern be dominant, so that it makes a flawless basis for your combo that can be further complemented with more ordinary pieces.

For example, you can always pick a trendy shirt featuring leopard print – one of the most popular prints that currently decorate the runway. Match this shirt with a pair of quality boyfriend jeans, and then opt for a pair of heels with a stunning floral print. Trust us, everyone will notice your fabulous outfit!

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4. They buy clothes only because they’re on sale

5 Style Mistakes Most 20-Something Women Make

We can all agree that buying garments on sale is one of the best ways to save money on clothes, but you know what? Buying clothes only because they’re on sale is a huge no-no!

First of all, you should buy new garments only when you really need them, which is what a lot of young ladies tend to overlook when they spot a 40% off tag.

Of course, it surely is a great deal, but only when you need that particular item. It definitely won’t pay off if you keep it in your wardrobe and appreciate it just because it was cheap!

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5. They splurge on shoes even though they can’t afford them

5 Style Mistakes Most 20-Something Women Make

If you’re a 20-something ‘Sex and the City’ fan, you’re familiar with Carrie’s impressive shoe collection that grows by (almost) every single episode.

Well, guess what? That’s everything but realistic, especially if you’re a young girl who has to work really hard to earn her money.

Don’t get us wrong – we love SATC, too, but you must understand that splurging on an expensive pair of shoes isn’t the smartest thing to do at the moment. Instead, think of your future and buy only what you can afford, as there are so many gorgeous shoes at amazing prices. These can do the trick as well!

5 Style Mistakes Most 20-Something Women Make

As you can see, these five style mistakes are quite common among girls in their twenties, but you don’t have to worry at all because there are ways to improve your style and overcome every obstacle. Just make sure to stick to our tips and you’ll accomplish that without any trouble!


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Peter Minkoff is a beauty and fashion writer at Trend Prive magazine.

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  1. Sundeep says

    These are some great tips. Every women should follow these tips. Very well written and explained

  2. Jessi Joachim says

    No lie, I have totally made so many of these before! I am so glad we grow and learn and really start to feel more comfortable being ourselves when it comes to fashion!

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      You’re right Tara. Prints need to be toned down unless one is ready to attract everyone’s eyes! But if worn well, they’re always great!

  3. TessaG says

    I’ve never had enough money to buy trendy clothing, or buy anything that wasn’t on sale, but I guess the times they are a-changin’!

  4. Simply Stephanie says

    Thank you for sharing! As a twenty-something year old, I have to admit that I’m guilty of buying things just because they’re on sale. Sometimes my mind just thinks that if it’s a good price, then it’s good enough to be in my closet. And then I go home and realize that I have a closet full of things — some even with tags still on them — that I don’t wear! This is going to make me more aware of my purchases!!

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Haha! I can absolutely relate Stephanie. And it’s common to realize that afterwards, you won’t even wear all of them lol!
      Anyway, glad you dropped by!

  5. Jack Marbida says

    With the different kind of style, you have a choice to make. Your advice does not only apply to women, men also can take advantage and can pay attention to every style they make. Thanks for posting this.

  6. passportofawanderwoman says

    Great thoughts. I think fashion needs to be in the skin of who you are and no some outwardly trends. It has to be comfortable and represent who you are and not what people think of who you are

  7. Joanna says

    I think it’s very hard to afford to get your clothes tailored when you are in your 20s because it’s not cheap. Buying expensive shoes is definitely a mistake.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Yeah, tailoring can be expensive yes but it’s better to get clothes fixed at the tailor especially when they’re larger.
      Glad you dropped by!

  8. Ola @ WanderWithOla says

    Wow this is such an interesting post with lots of great tips. I love it when you stated “Buying clothes only because they’re on sale is a huge no-no!”. That is absolutely true!

  9. Heidi says

    I’m always baffled by the mixing patterns trend. I definitely don’t know how to wear it. When I was growing up, you never wore stripes with plaid or mixed any patterns. I still have a hard time getting over that it’s okay to mix now.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Oops! But you’re right. Clashing prints can be so hard but for a start, you could try going neutral in your colors and minimalistic in terms of pairing and accessorizing the look.

  10. Kamapala Chukwuka says

    Fantastic and insightful post! I totally agree with these. I was raised the old fashion way and still follow at this age. I don’t believe in following trends and I certainly don’t splurge out on shoes I can’t afford 🙂 Great post!

  11. What Corinne Did says

    There was time where I was buying although not being able to afford it. I don’t like sales so never shop then ahah! I am quite good at matching prints now though!

  12. Gena says

    It’s like I have just read the things that used to describe me. It took me 26 years to realize that I’d better have one good pair of jeans than countless amount of cheap sale pants that I don’t even like after a couple of weeks! I wish I read this post when I was 18, so I could avoid all those mistakes

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Oops! How we wish… But anyway, glad you’ve enjoyed the read. Anyway, I’d also rather have one great quality pants than countless poor ones too.

  13. Sayanti says

    Spurling on shoes is totally me. I just love buying shoes and I happen to like the ones that are out of budget. But I save and then get them anyhow. I have a dream to create a shoe closet

  14. LiveLoveAndAdventure says

    Tailoring your clothes is such a game changer! I didn’t start doing that until my early 40s and realized how much better clothes fit and how inexpensive it really is to get some adjustments made. Nothing fits me well off the rack!

  15. Blair villanueva says

    I’ve been to that stage too, but didn’t last long coz i am focus more on saving. And my mom taught us how to sew.

  16. Jean says

    I’m 30 now but am sure I made many of these mistakes in my 20s – and probably still do! I can’t resist a good sale, but you’re right, we often buy things we don’t need when they’re cheap.

  17. Michele Dennis says

    Yay, I’m only guilty of two of these style mistakes…lol! I am now 40 and have never had a single item of clothing tailored and I never pay full price for clothes. If it’s not on a clearance rack I don’t buy it.

  18. Kristie Cirak says

    Ive made every one of these mistakes at some point! I wish I had read this before doing so it would have saved me some embarrassment and $$$ lol

  19. Mommy Sigrid says

    NO trends for me. hihi As a 40 something mom, I am for more stylish yet classic pieces. That’s more pragmatic for me. I wrote a fashion advice for moms in my blog, too.

  20. Paula says

    This is so true! Especially when comes to shoes. When I was a 20 something, I definitely splurged on shoes that I shouldn’t have. Great blog!

  21. Tania says

    Wow! Stunning blog post! Such an enjoyable read! This helped me out so much because I’ve been struggling with my style. Won’t be mixing prints anymore!

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