Friday, 9 May 2014

When Fashion Gets Too Much...

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It's Friday!  So it's time for a bit of fashion fun...

Here are ten things to remember when fashion gets too much, courtesy of i-D's Fashion Features Editor James Anderson.


1. Classic with a twist is another way of saying, ‘Something old, but now in a bright colour...'

2. Spending hours and hours getting ready and looking in the mirror is always a good use of time and well worth the effort, but only if the end result creates the illusion of thrown-together effortlessness.

3. Always view an emailed press release that tells you how to, ‘Get the look for £15!!!’ with the utmost suspicion...then promptly delete it.

4. Buying an item of clothing which you know deep down isn’t really ‘you’, will always mean you feel like a tosser while wearing it.

5. It is better to buy one stomach-churningly expensive piece of clothing that you love - even if means you can’t pay the rent next month - rather than an array of cheap things which you just, sort-of, quite like.

6. Gok Wan is not a bad person, but putting a belt on seemingly every female one encounters in order to cinch-in their waists is not really fashion.

7. If your parents like what you are wearing, you are clearly doing something wrong.

8. Don’t be worried by negative reactions to what you wear: all the best fashion statements are misunderstood or maligned at first.

9. Fashion is one of the most effective forms of instant communication and self-expression, but it doesn’t compensate for having something interesting to say.

10. Don’t believe everything you read about fashion just because it’s been published somewhere reputable: process the information and always make up your own mind.


To see James' full list of forty click here

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