Fashion Faux-Pas, Says Who?
Being an Estate Administrator in the financial industry is generally very constricted to rules and regulations. Rules that I never stray away from. Insolvency rules are meant to be followed and not to be broken.
However, I can’t say the same when it comes to fashion. My work motto is no longer a factor when it comes to what I wear. In my opinion fashion rules are meant to be broken. Wouldn’t you agree?
I believe fashion is all about pushing the envelope, and stepping outside of the box and sometimes even your comfort zone to make it your own.
In fact just last weekend I attended a birthday dinner to celebrate my cousins fortieth and wanted to wear this knit dress I had purchased earlier on in the spring from Zara. Mind you the dress was white, and honestly, all I could hear was my Nana saying “ Oh no no, Trina you cannot wear white after labour day” lol! While my sweet 87-year-old grandmother may have thought this was a complete fashion faux-pas it actually worked out perfectly paired with my hubby’s oversized denim jacket. The outfit was an absolute hit!
Here are five fashion rules I abandoned on several occasions:
1) Mixing Metal
Variety is the spice of life, go ahead and mix those metals. Just like anything else find a balance and make sure the pieces compliment each other.
This is an old-school rule that I certainly don’t follow. It all about the fabrics you choose I think and being able to transition it into a new season. Try a winter white fabric.
3)Shoes and Bag Must Match
While I love matching my shoes and purse as it can create a more polished look. I believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with mixing it up a little, pull a colour from your outfit to match your shoe or purse with to complete the look.
4) Wearing Black and Navy
Black serves a neutral colour much like greys, creams and tans. You can use black to neutralize an out and bring your pieces together. Black and navy actually compliment each other.
5) Mixing Patterns and Prints
It takes a real one to pull this off but I think we are all capable.
Try sticking to a similar colour pallet so it doesn’t look too busy. Find prints that compliment each other, when in doubt start with black and white.
The key to all of these fashion faux-pas is to rock them with complete confidence.
I am a firm believer that fashion rules are made to be broken, of course, we can all agree some are absolutely necessary for example wearing all black to a daytime wedding unless otherwise instructed. I think we should all feel free to make our own rules when it comes to our own personal style.
I SAY FORGET THE RULES AND WEAR WHAT YOU WANT!!
What style rules are you gonna break?