Do you ever sit somewhere, outside a cafe or on a park bench, and watch people go by?

It’s fantastic – you see craggy old men who look like they’ve weathered through more adversity than you could ever compute; hooded youths with the whole world laid out before them; harassed types hoisting a briefcase and pacing towards their latest high-powered business meeting; people come and go in an endlessly fascinating array of shapes and sizes.

But the most entertaining people by far also stand out the most – they’re the walking fashion disasters. You’ve seen them everywhere. There goes one now – more layers of foundation than the number of crusts around the earth’s core and almost the same level of density. There goes another – fake eyelashes so long that they block most fire exits within a two-mile radius.

Nobody wants to become a fashion disaster. And, really, the majority of fashion faux pas stems from trying too hard. Instead, use some of these top tips to avoid a fashion faux pas to make your style easy and flowing.

Use a “lighter” makeup

Top Tips to Avoid a Fashion Faux Pas

So many people wander around with more makeup than skin plastered over their face, to the point that it’s actually unhealthy for their pores.

However, you can make makeup work for you with a little restraint. Try out mineral powder for all your foundation needs to give yourself a less heavy appearance, smoothing out the skin and lending it a natural glow.

Stay H2O’ed up to your eyeballs

Top Tips to Avoid a Fashion Faux Pas

You’d be amazed at how much water can affect your appearance. With an average of eight glasses a day, your pores will be well hydrated and, in turn, create more radiant skin. Conversely, if you go without a daily dose of H2O your skin will dry up and lead to a look that’s more arid than the Gobi Desert.

Don’t go thinking you can down water and get away with shoving junk food down your gullet, either. The more healthy and balanced your diet is, the better you’ll look and feel.

Make the most of very little

Top Tips to Avoid a Fashion Faux Pas

Think about those style icons from the 50s and 60s – what did they all have in common? The answer is glamour. But what made their appearances more striking was their ability to maintain a minimalistic look. From Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe, people remember an understated elegance.

It’s a leaf you should take out of their book. While you can look like you’ve sauntered away from some madly elaborate fashion show, you’ll never turn more heads than with a sharp dress sense that looks like it didn’t cost an arm and a leg.

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