Although many people may not see the immediate connection between an epic poem written thousands of years ago and the matter of style, maybe we should look at this quote. After all, fashion gives us confidence, freedom and beauty- so who is not to say that it is a spark that causes a flame?
Style, like poetry is eternal. And although it is unique, there are some rules that, if followed, will keep you on the right track. So lets journey into the land of fashion sins and take a look at the seven deadly sins of style...
"Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady." —Edith Head
Sinful: Miley Cyrus Sinless:Kristen Stewart
“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” —Coco Chanel
Sarah Jessica Parker Sinless: Miranda Kerr
"It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together."— Alexander McQueen
Sinful: Danielle Westbrook Sinless: Fearne Cotton
“I know what women look good in. I don’t think the rules ever change.” — Michael Kors
“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” — Yves Saint Laurent
Dress for your figure! Just because you don't have Rihanna-esque abs or Beyonce's butt doesn't mean you can't look stylish. The most important aspect of this rule is knowing your figure and what shapes and styles suit your body. For example, if you have a long torso, high waists are your best friend.
Sinful: Lilly Allen Sinless: Lena Dunham
'Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!' - Donna Karan
This ones simple- if you don't feel good in something, don't wear it! Great personal style is all about feeling beautiful on the inside and out. Don't feel like you have to wear high sky heels when they give you temperature rising blisters.
Sinful: Daphne Guiness Sinless: Ashley Tisdale
"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants." —Karl Lagerfeld
Sports Luxe may have been featured on every catwalk from Milan to Tokyo, but rest assured sweat pants have to be worn in a certain way to look stylish. No one wants to look like someones mum lost on the way home from yoga class. The trick is to juxtapose loose track pants with tight fitting tops. Also go for luxe fabrics such as silk or chiffon to avoid looking 'lazy'.
Sinful: Jessica Simpson Sinless:Cara Delevigne
What are your style sins?
(7 Deadly Sins Photos taken from America's Next Top Model. Fashion quotes courtesy of Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire)