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!

Zara Basics Dress (old), Zara Shoes (old) Jack & Jones Distressed Jacket here

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.

Aldo Accessories Necklaces (old) – Similar here
2)Wearing White After Labour

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.

H&M Denim, Dynamite Cami, Steve Madden Heels, Mackage Leather Jacket here (on sale)

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.

Louis Vuitton Never Full MM (similar here), Valentino Caged Rockstud

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.

Zara Culottes here, Dynamite Cami here, Dynamite Navy Blazer (old)

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.

Dynamite Wide Leg Trousers (old) similar here, H&M Foral Print Blouse (old) similar here

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.


What style rules are you gonna break?

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