WEARING BLACK AND NAVY TOGETHER.
I love to wear navy and black together. This gives you a little more variety than wearing only black or all of navy. This trend is very popular and has been for many years. It’s a fashion and style rules you should not break: Wear navy and black together.
MIXING SILVER AND GOLD JEWELRY TOGETHER.
Mixing metals is chic. If you’re wearing silver and gold together, choose pieces that are less formal. You should look for everyday, delicate pieces rather than large statement pieces. You can mix your metals, gold, and silver on your bag, shoes, or wrist as long as you keep them understated.
DRESSING FOR YOUR AGES
There’s a fine line between following the style rules in a well-planned and sophisticated way and using it to your disadvantage. Many trends right now are more suitable for younger generations. Cutouts and crop tops are great for those in their 20s or early 30s. However, I wouldn’t recommend these trends to anyone older than me.
It doesn’t make sense to me that you must wear button-ups or cover your entire body once you reach 40 or 50. I am not against trendy or fun clothes. This rule should be broken in a way that elevates your style, regardless of your age. You should be mindful of what is appropriate for you, your body, and whereabouts. You also want to have fun with your style and break the rules. This rule should be broken with wisdom.
WEARING WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY.
This is an old rule we should all be able to stop following. Winter white has been everywhere in all seasons for the past few years. I love white shades all year. It is best to avoid white linen in winter if you live somewhere cold. For every season, any shade of white can be stylish.
MATCHING YOUR OUTFIT.
This fashion rule was definitely not invented for spring trends. This season, matching sets is a big trend. It’s fashionable to wear a matching top and bottom, or even match your bag and shoes. This rule is especially important for this season, when matching sets are very chic.
Never repeat an outfit.
This rule was difficult for me in elementary school, and even more so in high school when I became more into fashion. It was not acceptable to wear the same outfits twice. This is a rule that we all need to stop following. Re-wear your outfits. The capsule wardrobe is a great way to make dressing up so simple.
This rule should be broken especially if you are wearing outfits that you enjoy. Your wardrobe should have pieces you love that you can mix and match. We all want to be more mindful of what we wear and buy. We don’t want to accumulate waste, as it can be harmful to our environment and our wallets. We also want to feel great and be able to wear them again and again. You can re-wear your outfits, and you will feel great about it.
STYLING DENIM ON DENIM.
Denim on denim is not something I wear because it doesn’t feel right for me. However, this rule has been repealed. Denim on denim means that you are wearing denim from head to toe. An example is if you are wearing jeans and a denim shirt with chambray. It’s a great look and very fashion-forward. You want different denim washes. Wear a lighter-washed button-down jacket or shirt with a dark wash denim bottom. Mixing denim washes is a way to break this rule.
Avoid wearing clothes that match your skin tone.
Another big trend for spring/summer is this. It’s a great way to wear monochromatic clothing that matches your skin tone. This minimalist and understated way to look chic and put together is very chic.
These are the fashion and style rules I encourage you not to break. I have broken many of these rules myself, so I suggest you break one or two that you feel most comfortable with.