Fashion is a crazy, fast paced world that is always on the move. Trends are changing, rules are being broken, and there’s tons of terms to be learned.
I don’t know everything, but I know a little about fashion, thanks to my mom for correcting me since I was able to talk. It’s easy to confuse a fabric or a color, I get it, because I’ve been there too!
I was scrolling through my Instagram the other day when I kept noticing people were labeling an item of clothing wrong and making other tiny mistakes. I really sympathized with them because I too have been there so I know how misinformed you look when you do. I decided this would make the perfect blog post, so below is five common misconceptions about fashion!
Seersucker is a fabric, NOT a striped pattern. I see so many people confuse the two. Pinstripe is a pattern, and not a fabric. Although typically pinstripes are seen on seersucker fabric, seersucker can also be a solid color. Regardless, this preppy fabric is a summer classic, whether it be striped, polka dot, or solid!
2. Denim and Chambray are JUST fabrics
Yes, denim and chambray happen to be fabrics, but you can refer to a color as denim or chambray. Denim is a sturdy cotton twill fabric, and denim blue is a shade of blue that is associated with the fabric. Chambray is another type of fabric that is typically a lighter blue, and the color is just named after the fabric.
3. Do not wear white before Memorial Day and after Labor Day
This is a common fashion law in the south, but it’s no longer a viable rule in the fashion world. White can be worn in both the winter and fall, and I really like to sport white jeans during this time! Though it’s harder to wear white in the fall due to the association of warm colors and this season, it can be done.
4. Never dress head to toe in one color
Contrary to popular belief, yes, you can dress head to toe in a single color! Whether it’s all the same shade or various tones of one color, it can work. My current favorite outfit to rock is a white tee and white jeans. It’s timeless and simple. I also love pink on pink because it’s super girly and fun. Add any color of belt, a jean jacket and your outfit is complete!
5. Style is ONLY about dressing trending
Plenty of girls think they HAVE to wear trendy pieces to be stylish, and that’s just not the case. The best wardrobe has classic pieces that can be worn for every season and last for years. Inexpensive trendy pieces are like the cherry on top; it’s a nice garnish but it’s not a necessary component. Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Fashion fades, style is eternal,” which pretty much just sums up what I’m trying to stay. Don’t get too caught up on dressing trendy because next season there will be something bigger and better! This classic look of a LBD and jean jacket is great without the trendy ball drop earrings, but it does add a little something to amplify the look. I can carry this basic outfit into another season and simply add the next big trend to it then!