As we all know, fashion trends come and go. One day you might be a true fashionista, whereas the next you might be the odd one out.

All of this means that it can be very easy for a girl to make fashion blunders. Bearing this in mind, today’s article has been put together which will look at some of the typical mistakes females make when it comes to their wardrobe decisions, in a bid to sway you away from them.

You don’t dress for your body type

We’re not all made equal – it’s a fact of life. Some of us are tall, while others are shorter. There are all sorts of body types, and finding out yours is the key to how you dress properly.

For example, if you are on the shorter side, it goes without saying that flat shoes are a definite no-go and you should instead be turning to something like these ankle boots from Dune London.

Of course, it doesn’t just revolve around your height. For those of you who might be on the curvier side, there are certain rules to follow with patterns. Horizontal patterns don’t tend to cut it – they can just emphasize these curves. Instead, opt for vertical stripes, which can elongate your body and make it seem a little slimmer.

You don’t buy clothes that fit

Next on the list is a trap that a lot of us fall into; we just don’t buy clothes that fit properly.

The reasons for this can be aplenty. One of the main ones nowadays is because of pure laziness. A lot of us think we know our size, and simply buy it online without a second thought. Ultimately, it’s a little more difficult to try on, and there’s more chance of buying something that’s not quite right.

This leads us onto our next point, “thinking we know our size”. You may have been a size 8 several years ago, but this isn’t a constant metric. It changes all of the time and this is why you simply must try your clothes on, and not buy them because they come with a tag that was once correct.

You turn to too many accessories

Accessories can be worth their weight in gold. They can make a once-boring outfit come to life, and really make the difference.

However, there is accessorising, and then there is over-accessorising. The last thing you want is to be wandering down the street with heads being turned because of the constant bashing of jewellery. At the same time, while jewellery can make an outfit, you don’t want it to take it over either. Make sure you consider this point each and every morning you leave the house.

You don’t care for your garments properly

This final point is quite functional, but if you are serious about sprucing up your wardrobe and avoiding common mistakes this should be high on your agenda.

There is a reason all of these clothes you buy have very specific care instructions attached; each material reacts differently to the washing machine. Some just aren’t suited to it and will be all-but destroyed, while others will start to show pulls and other minor signs which suggest they have seen better days.

It’s not just about washing instructions, though. You can also use velvet hangers, which can keep the shape of heavier items more easily, whilst also making sure your shoes are stored properly so they don’t lose their shape. In other words, just adopt a few basic care habits.