Some rules were made to be broken, but in the fashion and beauty world I think that most rules were made to be broken, incinerated and launched into deep space. I love when people go against antiquated style standards, whether I like the look or not. Style is about expressing yourself and I think that you stifle a little bit of what makes you you when you listen to rules that your grandmother or some fashion magazine told you before listening to your heart.
Okay, that got a little cheesy, but I’m a sucker for style. It gives me a lot of feelings, feelings that I definitely have to share with you all in this round up of 10 stupid fashion rules you should throw out the window immediately. So go on and wear a leopard print dress with some paisley tights and look fabulous.
Socks With SandalsDo I think that a pair of thick, white socks with some boring flip flops is a cute look? No. But matching some socks with a cute pair of sandals looks really great and I do it all the time. This works especially well if you're wearing a pair of really fun socks.Source: The Clothes Maiden
Horizontal StripesBlah blah blah horizontal stripes make you look wider blah blah blah. Sure, maybe it does play a trick on the eye, making you look wider. But can we stop acting as though it's some sort of travesty? If you like horizontal stripes, wear horizontal stripes no matter what size you are!Source: Shutterstock
Denim On DenimAKA a Canadian Tuxedo. Look, you're not automatically going to look like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the 2001 American Music Awards if you rock denim on denim.Source: American Apparel
Redheads Wearing PinkI was a little afraid to wear pink after I dyed my hair red, but then I realized that I look great in pink regardless of my hair color. Redheads are told to stay away from pink, reds and oranges and I really think that that should be a personal choice. If you have red hair and love the way a big, orange sweater looks on you, then rock it anyway!Source: Refinery 29
Mixing Silver And GoldWho came up with this rule? If you've got it, flaunt it. They can look great mixed together.Source: Fashion Bombay
Mixing PatternsI've been breaking this rule for years, way before it became trendy. Mixing patterns is so fun and eye catching! I don't think that there's any sort of guide to this, but if you're a little wary then I suggest mixing bright, vibrant colors with a darker, more subdued print.Source: Urban Bush Babes
Dressing Up SneakersI might not be a fan of wearing sneakers with a prom dress, but that doesn't mean that sneakers can't be dressed up! High wedge sneakers are especially good for mixing something that is generally seen as pretty athletic with a totally non-athletic look.Source: Shutterstock
Wearing White After Labor DayThe history behind this rule is pretty interesting, but it's still stupid. You don't have to wear exactly what Ri Ri is rocking here, of course, but if you want to wear white after an American holiday, go for it. Anybody who comments on it is super outdated.Source: Photo Wenn
Mixing Black With Brown Or NavyActing as though black can't work well with brown or navy doens't really make much sense to me since black goes with, well, everything. Personally, I'm a little hesitant to wear black with navy but that's mostly because I don't want to look like it was an accident!Source: NY Mag
Treating Body Type Guidelines As GospelIf you're pear shaped don't wear skinny jeans! If you're big busted don't wear low cut tops. If you're short don't wear long skirts. And so on and so forth. Look, I hate body typing for clothes. Whether or not something looks flattering on your figure is totally subjective and you shouldn't adhere your wardrobe to what fruit you might resemble, okay?Source: Shutterstock
What fashion rules do you ignore? Which do you think have some truth to them? Tell us in the comments!