I am a style coach – 10 popular fall fashion trends that are really tacky

With the onset of fall and slightly cooler temperatures approaching, it’s time to break out of the classic cozy outfits.

But a style coach is warning women that common looks and pieces in our wardrobes are too basic or tacky to wear this season.


Style coach Anna Bey shared her advice on what not to wear in the fallCredit: YouTube/Anna Bey
She thinks Teddy coats are too bulky and make you lose your shape


She thinks Teddy coats are too bulky and make you lose your shapeCredit: Getty

anna bey teaches people how to look elegant and feminine in style and etiquette. She shared her tips for which 10 fall fashions to avoid if you want to look high.

Anna warned against wearing popular looks in disproportionate styles

The stylish coach credited plaid shirts as Pinterest’s cutting-edge fall fashion inspiration. While she thinks plaid can look “traditional, chic and elegant,” she doesn’t think that applies to flannels.

“If you put this plaid over an oversized sloppy shirt…it looks very downgraded, very masculine, and like you don’t care,” Anna said.

She then admitted that she loves oversized knit sweater dresses, but only in certain cases.

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“This look is approved by me as long as the dress is long enough,” she said.

“I’ve seen horrible examples of women wearing just a knit sweater [sweater]”, Anna said, adding, “It’s probably not long enough to wear as a dress, and then they wear it as a dress.

Anna recommended paying attention to the length and suggested wearing something underneath as well for extra warmth.

She finds some outerwear to be unflattering and inappropriate

Anna has made it clear that she despises the popular style of the Teddy coat, which she calls a “morning dress” and which she says can make you look like the Michelin man.

“It actually widens you because it has no shape,” she said, adding that the loose material “makes you look wider, fatter, masculine and loses your shape.”

Instead, she recommends opting for a sleeker coat with thinner material or a cinched waist.

She also suggests limiting your cargo jackets or utility pieces to appropriate outdoor use.

“Kate Middleton wears cargo and it suits her perfectly, but she would only wear it for the right activity; not when she lives her daily life in the city,” Anna clarified.

Anna said the chunky knitted scarves looked too big and casual


Anna said the chunky knitted scarves looked too big and casualCredit: Getty

And to round out her “don’t” outerwear, Anna frowned on chunky knitted scarves. She feels like they look like big donuts around people’s necks.

She couldn’t put her finger on why the style looked cheap, but she suggested looking for a more refined fabric or texture.

Black tights are only acceptable when paired with monochrome pieces

Anna has mixed feelings about combining shorts with black tights in the fall. She says to consider your body shape as well as the style and color of the shorts when pairing these pieces.

For example, she advises women against wearing blue denim shorts or colored shorts with dark tights.

“When there’s a contrasting color, it breaks it up and you look shorter,” Anna clarified, suggesting you stick with black or dark gray instead.

The same goes for pairing black tights with shoes, and specifically ballet flats, which she says should also be black.

“It’s one of my favorite looks in fall and winter because [they] really lengthen your legs,” Anna said.

She also has strong opinions about shoe combinations

She also disapproves of wearing Chelsea boots with skinny jeans


She also disapproves of wearing Chelsea boots with skinny jeansCredit: Getty

While Chelsea boots are a staple item seen in the colder months, Anna warns of how women wear them incorrectly.

“They love wearing skinny pants or skinny jeans and that’s what makes them so incredibly basic,” Anna said.

To avoid cutting off the leg and looking unflattering, Anna suggests wearing the booties under the trouser hems.

Another “basic” combination is leggings with thigh high boots, which Anna says makes you feel like you’ve come from “Plain Jane Land”.

“This, ladies, symbolizes, ‘I don’t care,’ ‘Who cares?’ ‘Never mind’, ‘I can’t be bothered’ and ‘I’m lazy’,” she explained

And finally, Anna thinks open-toed sandals are inappropriate for fall and winter.

“You should have put away all your sandals, open-toed shoes, etc. by now,” Anna explained.

She acknowledged; however there are exceptions. The stylish trainer said these heels might be most appropriate for evening dresses, and open-toed shoes are still acceptable for fall.

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