I'm a fashion expert and these outfits are making you look BASIC – and it might be time to ditch the jeans | The Sun
IF you find yourself reaching for the same outfits day in day out you’re probably in a style rut – and worse could be looking basic.
Once we find a trend we like, a trend others like or a trend we feel most comfortable in, it's hard to get out of our comfort zone.
But after a while, particularly with repeating wearing the same pieces, it means you look basic.
The modern meaning of basic is defined as a word to describe someone, some place or something devoid of defining characteristics that make that something interesting.
Here, Fabulous’ fashion editor Clemmie Fieldsend reveals the looks you should avoid to prevent you from being basic.
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LEGGINGS AND NORTH FACE PUFFER
In the past few years brand The North Face has gone from go-to brand for all things outdoorsy and orienteering, and has become a cult brand for fashion lovers.
The brand reached peak cook status in 2020 when they collaborated with Gucci, but that's just it.
They’ve peaked and it's had its day.
No the puffer can be seen on school girls wearing leggings, Air Max trainers or Uggs.
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Best to leave this look to the teenagers now.
STRIPED JUMPER AND JEANS
A striped jumper, sometimes with a zip neck or a collared style, paired with jeans is the casual equivalent of jeans and a nice top.
A couple of years ago influencers in their droves snapped up higher priced high street brand Arket’s striped knit and since has sold out umpteen times and been recreated by budget brands too.
They are everywhere.
But the combination has had its day and has become a uniform for yummy-mummy types up and down the country.
Effortless and comfortable, the once “chavvy” co-ord has made a roaring comeback with a less naff reputation.
You can thank the Kardashians for making tracksuits acceptable to wear pretty much everywhere, as Kim (with a heavy influence from former husband Kanye West) and the rest of the gang could be seen wearing them 24-7.
But since they have become so mainstream that wearing one makes you unoriginal and basic.
It's the Molly-Mae Hauge go to and can be predictably accessories with chunky trainers and a Starbucks iced latte in hand.
OVER THE KNEE BOOTS AND SKINNY JEANS
If you’re wearing skinny jeans tucked into your over the knee boots, perhaps you're wearing a Gucci belt with them too, am I right?
Needless to say, that outfit has had its day from being a must have celeb look back in the 2010’s.
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These days over the knee boots look more modern and stylish underneath midi or maxi length skirts, and in chilly temperatures keep your legs warm for when you want to wear a skirt or dress.
Alternatively wear your boots (and ditch skinny jeans altogether) with a mini and show off your legs.
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