5 fashion rules we need to start breaking

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Mix prints like you don't care

play Mixing prints (Cassiedaves)

There are fashion rules that have been there from way back, which people follow religiously.

For instance, we all know that wearing sandals with socks is a no no. However, times are changing and many fashion designers and aficionados are breaking those rules, making their own and pretty much winging it when dressing up. I’m also of the strong opinion that there should be no rule books in fashion, so long as it looks good, feels good and you’re comfortable in it and well, it’s decent enough. That said, here are fashion rules that should actually be broken:

1. Mixing prints.

Mixing different prints would be considered a huge no because it creates the illusion of a busy ensemble which can be hard on the eye. But we say, break this rule. Mixing prints is slowly gaining popularity since, if done right, it can actually be really stylish, of course if you put into consideration the patterns and colors. Also, color block if you feel like, that rule that you cannot mix red and pink for example, needs to die.

play Mixing prints (diveintomauve)


2. You should match your clutch bag with your shoes.

Erm, cute, stylish, elegant even...but too old school. How about we carry the clutch bag we feel is cute and completes the outfit perfectly, regardless of whether or not it matches the shoe? Yes?

play Mismatched shoes and clutch (Telegraph)


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3. You should never mix gold and silver.

This rule is still followed by many people. It’s odd yes, to mix two metallics as the contrast is quite huge. But when it comes to clothes, I totally think it’s no sin to mix different metallics. Think of a rose gold blouse paired with a shimmery gold skirt for instance. I say, it’s time to break this rule.

play Mixing metallics (Courtesy)


4. 60-40 rule.

For those who may not have heard of this rule, it’s whereby, if your bottom is not fully covered, you should cover your top and vice versa. Like, if you wear short shorts for a night out, then, you should pair the shorts with a nice decent blouse to create a balance and not look so underdressed or over-dressed as in too covered up. Fair enough. I get it and I’m a firm believer of the rule. However, I think every now and then, it’s okay to break the rule. Say when attending a concert or pool party. If you want to show skin even at an upscale event in a super sheer dress, why should anyone stop you? Plus, if you have the body for it, you should go for it. Fashion is all about expressing yourself confidently and making your own rules.

5. Men’s clothes should only be worn by the men.

Nope! We look cute in boyfriend anything – boyfriend blazer, jeans, shirt and their hoodies. So, this rule should not even exist in the first place.

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