The Style ‘Rules’ That Make Your Outfit Boring
August 24, 2018
We have all heard ‘the rules’ – don’t mix prints, do match your belt/bag/shoes, don’t wear white after labour day and so on. But fashion is about having fun and following rules isn’t fun. Wear leopard and red together, stripes and checks, green and red. Don’t have only one accent piece, have many of them if you want to. Do it with style.
So I hereby present to you the rules that shouldn’t be followed religiously. However, if that’s your thing – you do you, boo. As long as you feel great and are having fun.
Matching your belt/bag/shoes
I cannot explain how much I hate it when someone says that they always match their shoes, belt and bag (or any combo between the 3 pieces). This is the most boring looking, style-lacking thing in the world. I understand that this was a thing some decades ago, but if that’s something you still enjoy – try with different patterns, different hues, different textures.
Underwear is only for under your clothes
First of all, underwear is so expensive, I wouldn’t want to have only one way of wearing it and that being hiding it. Although this is not an office-appropriate look, you can go to the bar in your bralette and a blazer over it and I bet you’d feel amazing, and you will be stylish as hell
Don’t wear red if you have red hair
I have red hair and I wear red. Sue me. I look good in it and it actually complements my hair colour. However, I will say that it can get easily overboard. The key is to wear clothes which are a different shade of red to than the undertone of your hair. Wearing true red with any red hair should be mostly fine, as most hair dyes have purple or orange undertones.
Sneakers don’t go with pretty dresses
Throw a pair of converse and call it a day. A skater style dress of skirt goes perfectly with sneakers. However, even boho dresses can be worn with sneakers. It’s all about finding the balance between preppy and comfortble. Tip: A pair of white converse or vans do the trick with most dresses.
Clashing is one of the biggest trends of the 2010s and it is beyond me that there are still people who haven’t tried pairing stripes and plaid in one outfit. Pink and red, leopard and zebra, satin and leather… You can all make it work. Wearing them them in colours/textures/prints that complement each other is a foolproof way to this major street style trend.