10 Style Rules That Every Woman Should Break Once in A While

 

Where’s the fun in doing everything by the book?

 

 

Long-standing fashion rules are usually left unquestioned and unchallenged. We tend not to give much thought to traditional ways that dictate you can’t wear white after Labor Day (for those in the U.S., at least), black is for mourning and that women after 39 should never be seen wearing short skirts.

 

More so, when the style guidelines are given by fashion authorities who’ve made it their career to know what fashion choices flatter a woman in the best way, we commit them to memory. “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” was Coco Chanel’s formula for getting styling just right. American designer Michael Kors even boldly said at one point: “I know what women look good in. I don’t think the rules ever change.”

 

Then again, rules are made to be broken. As the late Alexander McQueen put it: “Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment,” so feel free to express and celebrate your individuality whichever way pleases you. Style is, after all, is very personal.

 

Go ahead and have fun learning the rules; have even more fun breaking them. Keep scrolling for 10 Style Rules That Every Woman Should Break Once in A While!

 

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Style Rule #1: Dresses and sneakers don’t go together.

via Pinterest and Style Caster

 

Style Rule #2: Your shoes and purse should be the same color.

via British Vogue, Pinterest, Elle UK and Fashionista

 

Style Rule #3: Dress your age.

via Pinterest

 

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Style Rule #4: Never wear red with pink.

via Pinterest, Sies Marjan Spring 2018. Photo: Luca Tombolini / Indigital.tv, and Women’s Wear Daily

 

Style Rule #5: You need something designer in order to look chic.

via @sushi.shopp and @nuescuela on Instagram

 

Style Rule #6: Don’t wear blue with black.

via Pinterest

 

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Style Rule #7: Mixing metals is a no-no.

via Pinterest

 

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Style Rule #8: Maxi skirts aren’t for the petite.

via Pinterest

 

Style Rule #9: Fashion girls follow trends to a T.

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” — Gianni Versace

 

via ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Pinterest

 

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Style Rule #10: Do not mix prints.

via ELLE, Glamour, and Pinterest

 

 

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Take these on as a style challenge and step out of your comfort zone! We promise you won’t regret it.