5 Fashion Rules Worth Breaking this FallJessica Hart
When I was younger, I was adamant about following the fashion rules I’ve heard throughout the years. Navy and Black shouldn’t be paired together to not wearing white after Labor day, I rarely broke the rules. Rules were meant to be broken, weren’t they? Especially when it comes to getting dressed. So, here are 5 fashion rules worth breaking this fall including fashion tips on how to pull off these slightly unconventional pairings.
Fashion Rule #1: Sweatshirts are strictly casual.
This is where comfort meets chic. One day you could be jeans and sneakers and the next you can take this casual staple right into a lunch date with a pencil skirt and pumps. There are so many stylish sweatshirts for fall, so don’t be afraid to dress them up.
Fashion Rule #2: Red Lipstick is only for evening.
Red lipstick now a days is not only for an elegant occasion. I love sporting a red lip as an accessory to my more casual days around town. My favorite way to wear a red lip lately is with boyfriend jeans and keeping the rest of my makeup minimal so my lips can be the star for the day.
Fashion Rule #3: Mixing Prints is way too busy.
Mixing prints is a lot easier than it seems. For instance this dark floral dress is a simple shirt dress with button right down the front. I added a thin leopard belt to snitch the waist and elevate the look from basic to fun.
The trick is, leopard can act as a neutral. And stick with a least one color that matches in both prints for an easier transition.
Fashion Rule #4: Horizontal Stripes make you look larger.
Of course, maybe the wide striped body hugging dress isn’t the best option, but pieces that are made to fit well will not make you look larger. If you still feel unsure with this rule, try adding a jacket or blazer to the look to break up the pattern.
Fashion Rule #5: You should only wear gold or silver.
I remember a few years ago, I always had to make a choice when either putting a silver necklace or gold earrings. These days the contrast of mixing both metals can look fun and make an outfit look fresh. Start with bracelets and stack silver and gold together until you feel comfortable mixing in necklaces and earrings.