10 Fashion Mistakes That Are OK to Make in Your 20s

There’s perhaps no better time in your life to truly have fun with fashion than your 20s. From discovering new brands and designers to add to your wardrobe to taking risks on of-the-moment trends, there’s nothing more magical than defining your own personal style. And of course, as any coming-of-age story goes, just as you find your fashion MO, there are also those inevitable and uniquely 20-something style moments that we can’t help but celebrate. Keep reading for our 10 fashion mistakes that are ok to make in your 20s!

1. Taking a shopping trip only because you don’t want to do laundry.

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Krystal Schlegel

You’re saving water, right?

2. Wearing incredible heels that kill your feet.

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The Styleograph

Who needs arch support when your shoes are this good-looking?

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3. Making a purchase simply because the sale price was too good to pass up.

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The Styleograph

Would you buy it at full price? Probably not. Is the satisfaction of finding a killer deal totally worth it? Absolutely.

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4. Buying something purely because your mum, friend, or significant other loves it.

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Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

The gesture is sweet, but ultimately your clothes should make you happy.

5. Using your blow-dryer, flatiron, and shower steam to rid your clothes of wrinkles.

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Style du Monde

Hey, that’s just being resourceful.

6. Convincing yourself you need to invest in staple pieces even though you never end up wearing them.

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The Styleograph

The black blazer hanging in the back of your closet with the tag still on it does not count.

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7. Spending your entire paycheck on a super-trendy piece.

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The Styleograph

Sure, it may go out of style by next season, but you can’t put a price on love.

8. Making repeat purchases of the same statement piece.

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A Love Is Blind

Yes, you love overalls, but do you really need them in bulk?

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9. Following the “fashion rules” to a tee.

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A Love Is Blind

While your efforts are commendable, rules are meant to be broken! So go ahead—mix metals, wear white after Labour Day, or pair navy with black.

10. Wearing something that doesn’t necessarily reflect your personal style.

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Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

Because discovering what you love (and what you don’t) is exactly what your 20s are for.

Do you have any “fashion mistakes” to add to this list? Tell us in the comments below. Plus, shop our editors’ fall favourites now!