When it comes to fashion, it’s generally said that there are no rules. However, we can all agree that certain fashion stereotypes have become standards. While some of the standards might be outdated, others might not align with your personal style. The good news is that it’s OK to break some fashion rules.
In this blog post, we will share five fashion rules to break. Let’s begin!
5 Fashion Rules to Break
Do not mix print
Contrary to this highly revered standard, we’ve seen mixed prints fast becoming a trend in the fashion community. From floral with stripes to animal skins and polka dots, mixed prints set the pace for elevated fashion styles.
Here are some beginner-friendly tips when working with patterns;
- Start by exploring basic prints like polka dots and stripes. Pairing them with a bolder print would be a great way to start.
- Pay attention to your colour schemes. If you’re going to wear a vibrant colour, balance it out with something darker
- Incorporate patterned accessories into your everyday look.
Neutrals don’t go together
Neutrals are the most versatile piece of clothing. Unlike vibrant colours, neutrals like black, white and brown are staples if you’re going for the clean girl aesthetics.
When done correctly, pairing neutrals like black and brown or white and navy blue can give a chic and elevated look. Some combinations you can explore include camel and grey, grey, blue and black.
Remember to pay attention to the colour contrast so you don’t end up looking dull and bland.
Stick with one jewellery type
It’s time to debunk the long-standing style faux pas of not wearing gold and silver jewellery together! When paired correctly, these accessories can make you look classy and coordinated.
You can start by incorporating mixed metal jewellry or rose gold accessories to give you the best of both worlds.
Provided it makes you feel beautiful and comfortable, explore away!
Tall women should stick to flats
Just like every other woman, tall women can and should wear heels. It’s all about debunking stereotypes here.
Tall women are known to look more elevated and stylish with heels on. All you need to do is find the perfect heel size that fits and complements your look.
Remember, your comfort is a priority.
Petite women shouldn’t wear Maxi Dresses
When it comes to petite women wearing maxi dresses, there’s usually a lot going on.
We’ve got good news for you. You can pull off a maxi dress if you’re short and petite, and here’s how:
- Maxi dresses with puffed sleeves elongate your body and make you appear taller.
- Pairing your flowy dress with a belt helps detail your figure and cinch you in.
- Don’t forget to show some skin. Whether it’s a v-neckline or a dress above your ankle, this would ensure that you do not appear swamped in the clothes.
Fashion is all about expressing yourself, and when there are “rules” that can deter this, we’re permitting you to break them!
Stay beautiful, explore your style and always remember— there are no rules when it comes to your style.