We understand it’s hard to keep up. With fashion’s ever-changing trends, how can you keep the confidence that you are dressed well-enough to go out? Especially when your picture ends up on the internet everywhere, you must maintain your appearance on a daily basis. Here are a few of the ground rules, and a few over-ruled.
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White before Labor Day? It doesn’t matter. Vogue cancelled this one back in 92. You can wear white whenever, & wherever you want. Just be careful with proportions since it has an enlarging effect!
Color-matching: avoid it! Unless you have been confined to parlors for the last 20 years (and if so, good for you!) you don’t have to wear the same color tops, bottoms, & definitely not shoes. We see the color-blocking trend is still pretty strong, using either adjacent or analogous colors, or even better: brights with neutrals to emphasize & de-emphasize proportions in certain areas of your figure, get what I mean.
Alongside color-matching, Brand-Matching is gone. While it’s great to have a loyalty to a professional designer, no longer are we wearing bebe in rhinestones across our boobs, or Juicy Couture head-to-toe. The 90’s brand-effort was pretty strong, until people realized that they were walking advertisements & the rhinestones fell off rather quickly.
While it’s def ok to skimp here & there to save money, what’s coming back is the Statement Piece. In your wardrobe, have several choices which reflect your personal style, that you purchased from the designer or from a specialty store. For example, having a couple heels from Payless is OK, if you wear them with your Miu Miu dress, or something gorge from Jeffrey’s. Mixing it up has become the norm & you will see a lot more of this going forward.
For the advanced fashionista, it’s not just about being well-dressed, it’s about setting new trends. Now you can charge ahead a grab the glory of looking your best.
3 thoughts on “Which fashion rules have gone out of style (and which should you follow?)”
I love to mix it up, old and new, designer and discount.
But most importantly I like it because it allows me to create my own style.
Yes, exactly, not too much of one or the other, just the right mix of high & low!
Sometimes I love tradition, like the ‘white before Labor Day rule’ or when people are really loyal to a certain designer (like Audrey Hepburn with Givenchy back in the day), but on the other hand I love innovative, creative looks too. For now I think people should understand that ‘matching’ doesn’t necessarily mean you have to dress in one particular style or colour palette.