What is it with Egyptian women? They see one fashion pin they like on Pinterest and they obsess about it for a whole year. Not only that, they milk it to the very last drop. While Egypt is on the fashion radar at the moment, can we please make sure these 5 fashion faux pas disappear from our fashion scene before it’s too late?
1. Top to toe Brands: like a walking outlet store, top to toe branded clothes is a phenomenon you’ll only see in Egypt. Whether it’s a monogrammed Micheal Kors bag with matching monogrammed flats and belt, or top to toe Burberry, save yourself the money and our eyes the pain, don’t shower yourself in brands. It doesn’t have to have a big pony on it for it to be fashionable.
(I’d put a picture here but nobody in the world ever does that, except us Egyptians.)
2. Terter: now we all know that sequins and embroidery are in (especially after the Great Gatsby) but I’m pretty sure Leo Di Caprio would have walked away if he saw Carey Mulligan in a terter dress.
3. Thick tattooed brows: Am I the only one now with normal human eyebrows? When did this become fashion?
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4. Turbans… (also read ezbanish): Okay, they are fashionable I have to admit (not the ezabnish though), but not everything that hits the runway must suit you. If it doesn’t look like something Carey Bradshaw would wear on Sex and the City, but more like 3am Abdo el bawab then you’re doing it wrong.
5. Neon hues: I remember when neon hues first came out. They were the SH*T! I kid you not, this trend was all over fashion week and everyone just loved it.. Well, until it came to Egypt. Egyptians somehow manage to milk every fashion trend to the last drop and take it to an eye-hurting level. Remember kids, if it looks anything like this picture below, don’t do it.
It’s ok to follow fashion trends, it’s ok to play around with the latest trends too and create your own style, but it’s not ok to follow trends blindly and copycat runways and Pinterest accounts that don’t know what your personal style is or who you really are.