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How Not to Be a Fashion Faux Pas on Easter Sunday

Everybody and they mama will be going to church this Easter Sunday: the folk that haven’t been to church since Christmas and Mother’s Day two years ago before that, along with the saved and sanctified church folk who make an appearance four times during the week and twice on Sunday. It will no doubt be a show, as we all know Easter Sunday is the time to show up and show out in your best and brightest outfit.

There will be the obligatory assortment of ornately designed hats, periwinkle gators on size 12 men’s feet, white panty hose and patent leather pumps and color blocking attempts gone all the way wrong. Because Easter suits are a source of pride and joy in our community, do your best not to bring disgrace to this Black tradition by showing up to church as an absolute fashion faux pas.

While you are primping with getting your hair done, and finalizing the last details of your outfit, here are four fashion tips to keep in mind.

1. Keep it Simple. I know it’s Easter Sunday and it is the day to look and be your absolute best in celebrating the resurrection of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but even Jesus may be offended by an actual basket on your head. Stick to one hair style, as opposed to trying to have 3-in-1.

2. White panty hose are a no-no if you are over the age of five. In fact the ONLY time they ever look cute is on little girls with ruffle socks and patent leather shoes, with bows and barrettes in their hair . Please don’t commit this heinous offense, and advise the usher board and the deaconesses to do the same.

3.Color-blocking is your friend. With spring in full force, I know Easter is the ideal time to break out your pastels. But yellow shoes, with a yellow dress, and a yellow hat, with your yellow purse and yellow accessories are not poppin’. Try breaking up the brightly monotone theme in your outfit. A yellow dress accented with blue pumps, a cream-colored pant suit with a bold orange clutch bag... See where I am going with this? Break up the colors in your outfit to achieve a more polished and fashionable Easter Sunday outfit.

4. Sure, nail art is a super awesome trend, but you may want to tone it down a taste. There’s no need to have a floral design, some swirls, and butterflies on every single finger nail in addition to your already brightly colored outfit. Again. Keep it simple. Chose one accessory that you want to stand out and work that!

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