Seven Fashion Sins to Commit Before You Die

14.03.2019 | Blog

Fashion is all about change – it’s a constant evolution. Despite the continuous state of flux that is style, there has always been one constant – rules.  Rules as they say though, are meant to be broken. Whoever “they” are, we agree with them – especially when it comes to fashion rules.  Many of the old standbys are antiquated and can stifle your fashion creativity as well as your outfit options.  Imagine how much more you could do with your wardrobe if there were no rules to follow! Keep reading to learn about a few fashion sins you’ll be comfortable committing: 

1. COVET COLOR COMBOS

Yes, many still consider it taboo to pair black and blue or black and brown, but why?  It actually makes no sense – a blue suit works just as well with black shoes; and a black knit, jeans, and brown boots is a totally classic Fall/Winter look.

2. BREAK THE LABOR DAY LAWS

Who made up the whole you can’t wear white after Labor Day rule anyway?  White pants can be worn year-round – just switch your sandals for boots and throw on a sweater.  

3. MATCHY-MATCHY NO MORE

Whether it’s a matching shoe-belt combo or restricting all of your jewelry to one metal, it’s definitely not a-must anymore and probably not a-should either.  A pop of color belt amps up a look like nothing else, and metals are tantamount to neutral colors – they all work together.

4. NO MORE NO SHOES NO SERVICE

Sneakers are no longer just for the gym and they are not inappropriate for nice social gatherings or even work – as long as you do it right.  Opt for a sneaker with luxe elements and when possible go for a hue that compliments your wardrobe.  A black leather sneaker is super-sophisticated with black pants, and the lace-less slip-on fashion sneaker is all the rage for ladies and great with a cropped skinny pant.

5. DON’T BAN BOOTS

Boots may be a cool-weather staple, but they are equally amazing in warmer weather.  Pairing boots with a dress or shorts is an on-trend 90’s throwback we can’t resist.  

6. EMBRACE PLUS-SIZE-FIT

If you’re plus size it’s likely you’ve been told on more than one occasion that loose pieces are the most flattering options for you.  It’s not true – tailored pieces that compliment your curves are even more flattering!  Don’t hide under tents!

7. REJECT PETITE PROPORTION RULES

Petite ladies are typically told that everything they wear needs to be, well petite.  No so – both midi lengths and wide-leg silhouettes will work for those of us under 5’5, however pairing these styles with heels will help to elongate the body!