Biggest Fashion Flops #imustconfess

This week for #imustconfess, I’ve decided to take you for a wander through my wardrobe, to reveal the worst of my fashion sins.

It will come as no surprise to any of you that I’m not a fashion blogger – I’m as fashionable as I am culinary, crafty or arty (here’s a hint – I’m not any of those things!)

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Over the years I’ve had my fair share of fashion flops. But, in my defence, it doesn’t help that I was born in the 70’s, raised in the 80’s and grew to maturity in the 90’s.

It’s not as if I had the chance to see good taste during most of those eras, is it?

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Me, circa 1992, ready for my debutante ball

So, combine my questionable fashion breeding with cheapskate tendencies and zero interest in keeping on trend, and you suddenly have a hot mess of fashion wrongness on your hands.

I have to admit things have gone even further downhill in the last two years since I’ve started working from home. Any desire or motivation I once posessed to look presentable for outside employment has evaporated in the face of comfort and convenience.

Makeup is only now applied on those rare occasions I venture out at night and, only when I can be bothered to go through the hassle of applying it and then taking it off again.

Again, my mantra is comfort and convenience.

My Biggest Fashion Flops

As for my attire, well, I’ve taken questionable mumsy fashion to whole new heights over the last few years. Here are just a selection of my biggest fashion flops since I’ve started working from home:

  • I have been known to wear leggings as pants on more than one occasion because they are just damn comfortable, even if they are not designed to be worn as pants.

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Are the leggings or the fluoro shoes worse here?

  • I have amassed quite the selection of cardigans and knitwear because they are warm and hide a multitude of sins.Biggest fashion flops - Wardrobe collage -
  • I tend to only wear a couple of pairs of flat shoes or my sports shoes most days, while all my work heels are gathering dust in the far corners of my wardrobe.
  • I’ve been known to wear gym wear without the intention of doing any exercise, let alone stepping inside an actual gym. Gym wear is comfortable and, most importantly, it gives the illusion you care about your fitness, even if it’s not the most flattering look for someone who has gained weight over the last year due to ACL surgery & recovery.

Biggest fashion flops - wearing gym wear - www.myhometruths.comI even tried to fool myself that I’d exercise again…

  • I often work in my slipper crocs from ALDI. They are purple crocs with a fleecy innersole. They look as bad as they sound but they keep me toasty warm…

My biggest fashion flops - Croc slippers & socks -

Sexy, aren’t they?

  • I do not own a proper pair of jeans – I instead own jeggings (see photo earlier). They at least don’t pop open at unfortunate moments, even though the jury is still out on whether they should be pants or not.
  • I do not own a belt or a statement piece of jewellery. No need for a belt when I no longer wear anything but leggings. I do have lots of scarves however, which are also really good at disguising the fact I’m wearing leggings as pants.

I also must confess that more than half the items in my wardrobe no longer fit me. So I guess it’s time for a cull and time to update my daggy look.

Although that seems like an awful lot of work for someone like me who really, honestly, could not give a flying **** whether I’m on trend or not. I just want comfort and convenience.

What are your greatest fashion flops? Game to share? (with pictures of course!)

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16 Responses

  1. I’m over fashion. I just wear what I like. Which probably means I’m always a fashion flop. Or a trend setter, so far ahead of the trend no one knows it yet….

  2. Thankfully the worst of my fashion flops were before smart phones, so I’m choosing to believe photos or it didn’t happen might come into play here. No photos, so they definitely didn’t happen. Now… we need to have words about those crocs. No. Just. No. Pretty sure I’m allergic to them. LOL

  3. Vanessa says:

    My absolute favorite clothes are my elastic waisted jeans from Kmart. SO FREAKING COMFY. And $15 so I went back and bought a second pair. I wear them everywhere.
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    • Kirsty says:

      Well, they never leave the house as they are slippers – except for that one time I forgot to take them off and did school pickup in them!!!!

  4. I don’t have any photographic evidence of my fashion faux pas (although I’m like you and live in comfortable clothes), but I spent my teen years in jeans and a black hoodie pulled through a blue sweater. Can you picture Melbourne in the late 80s/early 90s with that image? I can!

  5. When I saw your pic of your feet up in your crocs I thought ‘ah comfort’ and ‘oh Kirsty, somewhere, someone will call you out on these…see above! However, I am for comfort so I say go girl. Have a wardrobe cull. It is the BEST thing and the charity shops/bins will love it. Do.It. Cheers, Denyse PS heels? You need maybe one pair now..if any!

    • Kirsty says:

      Exactly – I can count the number of times I’ve worn heels since my operation on one hand and I hadn’t worn them much in the year before that. I do think a cull is in order!

  6. I haven’t seen slipper crocs like that before but they look very cosy! I’m wearing my ugg boots as I type … just came in from taking the new cat for a walk (on his harness) and I wore crocs outside. I often can’t be stuffed to dress up much working from home, but try to make some effort which is why I join in #everydaystyle a couple of times a week!

  7. Ness says:

    I’m late to the party! Better late than never, right?

    You look so sweet in your deb dress! It’s totally vintage and retro-cool now. I’ve committed similar crimes against fashion, except the crocs. But I do wear ugs around the house, so same thing, really!

  8. Emily says:

    I don’t wear statement jewellery either. Every few years mum will buy me something in the hopes I wear it, but no. I didn’t used to wear scarves either, but I like them these days. x
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