Bad fashion habits can limit your style and prevent you from reaching your full fashion potential. Unfortunately, bad habits are notoriously hard to break. The first step to breaking bad habits is identifying what they are—whether you wear a different version of the same look every day or purchase items that you never actually end up wearing. To help you on your journey toward a more fashionable existence, we’ve compiled a list of bad fashion habits everyone should break.
Never stepping outside your comfort zone
We get it: it takes a lot of time to develop your signature style. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ever stray from it every once in a while.
While it’s important to feel confident and comfortable in whatever you’re wearing, never taking any risks can limit your style development. Part of what makes fashion fun is being able to experiment with different looks and allowing your style to grow with you. If your style has remained stagnant for many years, stepping outside your comfort zone could help you get out of a fashion rut.
Not investing in timeless trends
While trendy clothing pieces may be fun to purchase, they often go back out of style by the time the next season rolls around. To avoid ending up with a closet full of outdated clothing or having to spend a ton of money each season to keep up with the trends, it can be beneficial to invest in a few timeless pieces. Once you’ve acquired a collection of classic pieces that will never go out of style, you can supplement your staples with a few trendy pieces each season—rather than having to revamp your entire wardrobe. Doing so is a much more budget-friendly and sustainable way to stay in vogue.
Getting blinded by sales
Sales are hard to resist. However, just because an item is on sale doesn’t mean it’s worth purchasing. After all, if you end up buying something that you barely ever wear, you’re actually wasting money at the end of the day—and that’s a bad fashion habit everyone should break. Don’t allow yourself to get blinded by low prices or pressured by temporary deals yelling at you to “act now!” Instead, take a step back to assess if you would still buy the item even if it was full price. Doing so will help you create a wardrobe of clothing you actually want to wear on a regular basis.