6 FASHION RULES YOU SHOULD BE BREAKING

If you've ever read a magazine or looked up fashion tips online, you've probably come across at least a few fashion rules that you feel you need to abide by. No one really knows exactly where they came from, or who made them up, but we all know that we're supposed to be following them.

These rules may have began with good intentions, but they actually aren't that helpful. They lead to fashion myths that can smother any sense of personal style. Fashion should be about wearing what you like and what makes you feel good, and that shouldn't come with a set of guidelines. A great outfit can be something classic and trendy, but it can also be something unique and wild. Listening to fashion myths is never going to help anyone find their own personal sense of style.

 

Don't mix prints.
A houndstooth print and polka dots or plaids and stripes can look adorable together. When it comes to pairing prints, the only limit on your creativity is your confidence.

If you're a little shy about breaking this fashion rule, start conservatively by mixing a simpler print with a more complex one. Using different prints with similar color schemes is another sharp way to look amazing while kicking this fashion standard to the curb.

 

 

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Avoid horizontal stripes.

Researchers have established that due to the "Helmholtz phenomenon," stripes can actually have a slimming visual affect. Regardless, you should never let anyone else's ideas about what's "flattering" dictate your fashion journey. If stripes make you feel like a star, you go, girl. Besides, a delicate striped shirt, and black skinny jeans or shorts are the perfect combination for a put-together look.

 

Don't pair black and navy.
Black and navy can look remarkably chic together, and so can black and brown. Contrast weights and textures to add the most dimension to your look, such as pairing a delicate, satin navy top with heavy, black leather pants. For another option, let the similarity of the shades run together a little. A little color confusion never killed anyone. 

 

 

 

Say no to double denim.
Wearing a denim shirt, denim jeans, and a denim jacket in perfectly matched hues could make you look like a minimalist, but pairing a chambray shirt with dark-wash jeans is super-chic. You should absolutely break this rule year-round.

 

 

Sequins at nighttime 

Virtually everyone can work little bits of sparkle into her wardrobe. You don't have to wait till night time to rock your sequin dress or top. You can pair your sequin dress with a blazer and rock it to the office. 

 

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If you're short, you cant wear Maxi dresses

Short women are often told that they can't pull off maxi dresses because they will look even shorter in them. This is definitely not true, and in fact, maxi dresses can sometimes elongate the body.

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When you ensure that things fit properly due to buying the correct size or going to a tailor, your wardrobe options are infinite.

 

 

 

 

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