Rethink your stance on style as women are fed hard-and-fast rules about what they should or should not do when it comes to fashion. However, what works for one woman may not apply to another as bodies, contexts, and personal preferences further complicate the rules of dressing. If you think it pays to break the rules to get a bolder style, keep on reading for our styling tricks.
Accessorize in an art form, not in a scientific formula.
Though there’s a rule that you should take off one accessory before leaving the house, don’t let that intimidate you. Instead, develop your own system of accessorizing and work it into your work and play rotation. Like fashion blogger Louise Ebel, you may think of adding some glam to your all black outfit with a hint of baroque-inspired jewelry. Or, look boho chic like Jenny Bernheim, wearing a floral headband with her black mesh dress and bracelets. Stacking bracelets or wearing multiple chains would put the antiquated point system off the charts, but is a great way to add some flair to your outfits.
Wear socks with sandals.
Wearing a thin, sheer printed sock with a strappy sandal with a chunky heel is great. You may even think of a pair of socks with a funky print to add some playful vibe to your outfit. It can also be a great way to get that preppy look like fashion blogger Nicole Warne did, wearing a school-girl-inspired outfit with her socks and sandals.
Don’t save sparkles for the evening.
Blazers with a fresh dusting of sequins, sparkly slacks, or tinsel-fringed dresses used to be restricted to after dark. However, as long as you know how to balance your sequin, there’s no need to give up your shine during the day. Like fashion stylist Liz Uy, you may think of wearing sneakers and a trendy coat with your sequin outfit to make them work. If you’re new to sparkle and shine, incorporate little hints of it throughout your outfit just like wearing metallic purses, embellished shoes, and rhinestone trimmed collars.
Don’t be afraid to remix trendy pieces.
There used to be a rule that you should always match, but that’s already obsolete. Gone are the days of matching sets and pre-designed, matchy-matchy outfits. So, it’s time to shift your thinking to coordinate in terms of complements, not exact matches. You may freshen up your look by mixing and matching patterns, textures, high- and low-end, old and new. Like fashion blogger Jenny Bernheim, balance your trendy top with a full skirt that looks feminine and chic. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to break those fashion rules ensuring that you look thoughtfully put together, not artificially ready-made.