Achieving personal style you can be proud of takes time. Many of us have worn a thing or two that we’ve later wanted to burn, or found a picture where we were rocking an ensemble that we should have known was dead wrong. We thought we were killing the game when we really looked crazy. But like I said, to get fly and fabulous takes time. Just ask newly minted fashion icon Solange Knowles, who once said, “Look at my fashion choices back in the day. You know how people say ‘Who let her walk out the house that way?’ or ‘She needs more people?!” Sometimes you need to strike out before you can hit a home run sartorially. Here are a few looks that many of us rocked back in the day and once thought we looked good in, only to realize years later we looked a mess.
Jumpsuits and Jersey Dresses
Raise your hand if you had a terry cloth or velour jumpsuit.
*Raises hand* Damn you J.Lo! I spent good money back in the day when I was trying to be seen in expensive Rocawear and Baby Phat jumpsuits. One in cream cotton, the other in pink velour. While I was trying to look fly in those materials, my classmates were also rocking denim and terry cloth jumpsuits. And don’t get me started on the Boston Celtics jersey dress I was thirsting to covet. While I thought I looked like a stunner or would look like one in a jersey dress, about a year later I was throwing such attire in the back of my closet and watching such looks quickly go out of style.