11 FASHION RULES YOU SHOULD BREAK

Fashion Rules You Should Break

I’ve never been one to follow the rules when it comes to fashion.  Isn’t that what style is all about?  It should be personal, tailored to you (pun intended).  The clothes themselves speak to that notion.  No one blouse or dress will fit ten people the same.  Even more telling, each individual will style it completely different than the next.  Over the years, I’ve learned the importance in dressing for no one but yourself.  You should never wear something based solely on the opinion of others.  What do you like?  What do you want to wear and how do you want to wear it?  Being true to yourself – that’s style.

Fashion Rules You Should Break

Each and every one of these antiquated fashion rules has one notable thing in common.  You should break it.

1.  NEVER WEAR WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY

SHOP THE LOOK
DRESS | BCBG (similar here and here)
JACKET | BB DAKOTA c/o L+P (click here for $30 off your first purchase) (also eyeing this babe that’s on major sale!)
SUNGLASSES | URBAN OUTFITTERS
SNEAKS | CONVERSE
PURSE | MARC JACOBS (similar here and here)

Fashion Rules You Should Break

2. “MOM JEANS” AREN’T COOL
3. YOUR BRA SHOULD NEVER SHOW

“Mom jeans” are now a staple to most of our wardrobes.  We should actually thank our moms for this one.  There’s nothing better than a vintage pair of high-waisted jeans passed down from your mom.  Also, does anyone honestly enjoy wearing a bra?  Enter: the lace bralette.  A comfortable take on a bra that’s not just okay to show through, it’s modish.

Fashion Rules You Should Break

4. NAIL COLORS ARE SEASONAL
5.  NO MIXING SILVER AND GOLD

Fashion Rules You Should Break

6. NEVER WEAR DENIM ON DENIM
7. SNEAKERS ARE ONLY FOR THE GYM

Another thing all of these fashion don’ts have in common: today, they have become more than just acceptable… they’ve become trends.  The Canadian Tuxedo is now such a classy and effortless look, and sneakers are a dress’s best friend.

Fashion Rules You Should Break

8.  NO MIXING PRINTS AND PATTERNS
9. EVERYTHING MUST MATCH, ESPECIALLY YOUR BAG AND SHOES

Fashion Rules You Should Break

10.  NEVER WEAR BLACK WITH BROWN
11.  NEVER WEAR NAVY WITH BLACK

Does navy pair better with anything more than black?  I’ve been breaking these two rules as long as I can remember.  And in the words of Queen B, I ain’t sorry.  There’s something chic about that perfect combination of moody and dark colors.

  • Agree with all of these babe, especially white after labour day & denim on denim! Rules are there to be broken, right 😉 Lovely outfit too xx

  • Oh I love that we can break these rules…so fun! Black and white together looks so classic year round. That jacket is super cute, I need it! I with you, I’m wearing tennis shoes these days with everything. Comfort wins!

  • Living in South Florida we always break the white after Labor day rule.. and I never match my shoes and bag, but that is only because I am lazy!! ha!

  • Patricia Conte

    Great rules to break! I think it’s so funny that for the longest time I wouldn’t wear silver and gold together. Now I rarely wear them separately!

  • Nicole Parise

    What a great post – we’ve all heard these rules passed down and my mom is always telling me to match my bag and shoes!
    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

  • I never understood the point of no white after Labor Day? Why does “Winter White” exist if you can’t wear it? lol I will admit I’m not a fan of the mom jeans, (prob bc I am a mom), but a lot of girls pull off the look really nicely. Have a great weekend!
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

  • Yeah…. I break every one of these all the time! haha I’m glad I’m not the only one!

  • Barrie (Daily Dump)

    Great list! Glad to hear that I can wear white after Labor Day! I also doubt myself…

  • All of these rules are a yes for me. Winter whites are some of my favorite things! I need to try out sneakers and a dress:)

  • Lifestylequeenbee

    Great list! I always wear White after Labour Day, wear sneakers whenever I want and never match my bag and shoes!