We don’t want to say the rules don’t apply to us, but a great style is about being fearless. When it comes to fashion rules, most have been on the books but it may be long-held beliefs that are not applicable nowadays. So don’t let those fashion myths limit your style with our timely guidelines.
- Double Denim
At this point, the “skinny jeans and light chambray shirt” combination is common enough to not prompt Canadian tuxedo jokes. But, don’t be afraid to add some dimension to your denim when trying the look. Like fashion blogger Oksana Orehhova, you may go for a richer blue on your cropped chambray shirt teamed with faded cut-off shorts and grunge boots. You can also make your style sleek by going all white on your denim jacket and jeans like fashion blogger Nina Suess did.
- Over-Knee Boots At Work
If ever an innocent accessory had a bad rap, it’s the over-the-knee boots. However, you can now wear them at work as long as you team them with a decent outfit, just like a skirt that comes just below the knee which will still look cool and a little sexy, even without the flash of thigh. Like fashion blogger Doina Ciobanu, think of over the knee boots when dealing with shorter dresses to make them look more decent and modest.
- Wearing Dress Over Pants
With a slim-cut pant and asymmetrical-hem dress, the look is strictly futuristic, not throwback. Like fashion blogger Jaime Ridge, you can refresh your little black dress by wearing them with lightweight culottes and nude pumps, perfect for creative settings.
- Navy and Black Together
Some of the most daring women who are fond of mixing bright colors and bold prints still insist that navy and black are a never-wear combo. However, you can now mix the two similar tones. Like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, try a slightly cropped top where a hint of skin will show to help your outfit read as separates, rather than like two blacks that don’t quite match.
- Sneakers Outside the Gym
Sneakers scream effortlessly cool perfect for your workouts, jogging, and running. However, it can add some relaxed feel to your dressier outfits, making them look more appropriate in casual settings. Like fashion blogger Nina Suess, make your oversized coat and printed pants look more trendy with a pair of canvas sneakers.
- White after Labor Day
Layers of bright, crisp whites work year-round, so you can break the rules and follow your own style. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to stop believing those long-held myths and be more expressive on your street style like fashion bloggers always do.