Nichole’s Book of Practical Things (Excerpt)

By Rachel Barnard

Fashion Faux Pas List


Nichole’s advice for dressing up and going out

  • Shoes to avoid: Crocs.

  • Trends are great, but​​ you will never be a fashion icon if you’re always following someone else.

  • Don’t wear too many accessories.

  • Avoid denim on denim.

  • There is such a thing as too much animal print – wear it sparingly!

  • Never ever wear socks with sandals!

  • Don’t let others tell you what to wear.

  • Wear your clothes with confidence and people won’t question your fashion choices – unless Crocs.​​ 

  • Always try on something before buying it – sizes lie!

  • Shoes will make or break your outfit – so don’t blow it!


For more great practical lists – see Rachel Banard’s book:​​ Nichole’s Book of Practical Things

For more information on this excerpt please see Rachel’s website.

About The Author

Rachel Barnard’s greatest accomplishments have been eating an entire half gallon of ice cream in one sitting, winning a boot toss, and writing a novel about herself. Rachel Barnard wishes she were taller, that chocolate had no calories, and that books could be eaten after they were read. Rachel Barnard resides in the Pacific Northwest and loves to dress up, talk about writing and books, and dance. Rachel Barnard primarily writes young adult books, including Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, At One’s Beast, and Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1).