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|13 Jul|3 mins

Stylists Share Their Fashion Superstitions

In honour of the unluckiest date on the calendar, Friday 13th
Laura Collins
13 Jul
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Because it's Friday 13th and we're feeling a bit superstitious, we asked some of the industry’s most well-informed stylists and editors to confess, with the guarantee of anonymity, their evil-warding fashion superstitions. Some are stranger than others...

“Don’t put brand new shoes on the table or bench. If you do, it’s bad luck – it means that someone will walk all over you. My Mum will literally dive in front of me to prevent me from putting new shoes, or even a new shoebox, on a table.”

“If you buy someone a wallet or a bag, you need to put some money – a gold coin or maybe a note if you’re feeling extra generous – in it, because then they’ll get more money (and hopefully take you somewhere nice with it).”

“I feel like this is an obvious one, but never try on wedding rings or dresses if you’re not getting married. Why do you think Carrie Bradshaw broke out in that rash? It wasn’t the cheap fabric, let me tell you.”

“Here’s a Greek superstition – if you feel like someone has given you the evil eye, or you’re going into a situation we’re you think you’ll get voodoo, wear your underwear inside out. It’s meant to protect you.”

“I’m not much into superstitions but I do have a thing where I always wear the same bra to job interviews, because it is most expensive one I own and therefore the only one I 100% trust will keep everything concealed and on lock. Don’t ask me to explain my logic because as I tell you this, I realise how strange it sounds.”

“I read my Susan Miller horoscope every month and then mark the dates on my calendar that she tells me not to buy new things or make any big physical changes, like get a haircut. I also try to put off buying new things during Mercury Retrograde, because that’s usually the time when you buy something you think is fabulous, or go hard during an online sale, and then get whomped with buyer’s remorse.”

“I’m pretty serious about that one where you don’t put an umbrella up in the house (which, for the purpose of this article, I’m counting as an accessory), but I have reformulated the superstition to be slightly more practical. Basically, I only open an umbrella inside if it’s in the bathroom, because that’s where I dry mine out when it’s wet.”

“I wear red underwear every December 31st. I thought it was because it brings you good luck in the new year, but a quick Google search tells me it actually brings romance. My husband will be thrilled.”

Advice
|13 Jul|3 mins

Stylists Share Their Fashion Superstitions

In honour of the unluckiest date on the calendar, Friday 13th
Laura Collins
13 Jul
Share:

Because it's Friday 13th and we're feeling a bit superstitious, we asked some of the industry’s most well-informed stylists and editors to confess, with the guarantee of anonymity, their evil-warding fashion superstitions. Some are stranger than others...

“Don’t put brand new shoes on the table or bench. If you do, it’s bad luck – it means that someone will walk all over you. My Mum will literally dive in front of me to prevent me from putting new shoes, or even a new shoebox, on a table.”

“If you buy someone a wallet or a bag, you need to put some money – a gold coin or maybe a note if you’re feeling extra generous – in it, because then they’ll get more money (and hopefully take you somewhere nice with it).”

“I feel like this is an obvious one, but never try on wedding rings or dresses if you’re not getting married. Why do you think Carrie Bradshaw broke out in that rash? It wasn’t the cheap fabric, let me tell you.”

“Here’s a Greek superstition – if you feel like someone has given you the evil eye, or you’re going into a situation we’re you think you’ll get voodoo, wear your underwear inside out. It’s meant to protect you.”

“I’m not much into superstitions but I do have a thing where I always wear the same bra to job interviews, because it is most expensive one I own and therefore the only one I 100% trust will keep everything concealed and on lock. Don’t ask me to explain my logic because as I tell you this, I realise how strange it sounds.”

“I read my Susan Miller horoscope every month and then mark the dates on my calendar that she tells me not to buy new things or make any big physical changes, like get a haircut. I also try to put off buying new things during Mercury Retrograde, because that’s usually the time when you buy something you think is fabulous, or go hard during an online sale, and then get whomped with buyer’s remorse.”

“I’m pretty serious about that one where you don’t put an umbrella up in the house (which, for the purpose of this article, I’m counting as an accessory), but I have reformulated the superstition to be slightly more practical. Basically, I only open an umbrella inside if it’s in the bathroom, because that’s where I dry mine out when it’s wet.”

“I wear red underwear every December 31st. I thought it was because it brings you good luck in the new year, but a quick Google search tells me it actually brings romance. My husband will be thrilled.”

Laura Collins
Writer
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