Mattie Memo: 5 Fashion Rules You Can Totally Break


Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. And by sometimes, I mean all the time.

“Don’t wear white after Labor Day”, “You can’t wear silver & gold together”…why not? Style is a representation of who you are as an individual. So we certainly shouldn’t subject ourselves to what society says is acceptable or not. I took some notes from my favorite style bloggers of the moment and realized that when it comes to the fashion game – rules are meant to be broken.

1.WEARING SILVER & GOLD TOGETHER | Like one of the oldest (and funniest) fashion rules. Why would you not mix up all your jewelry together and shine as bright as you could? I’ve never been a matchy-matchy kind of girl. So if you ask me, silver and gold together is perfection. Blair does this marvelously on a daily basis. (photo source)
2. KEEPING CROP TOPS CASUAL | When crop tops made their return recently, we saw them with denim, on the beach and in other very casual scenarios. The majority kept the look very limited. So when Karla paired them with floral dress shorts and looked like the perfect night on the town, you have to ask: Why weren’t we wearing it like this in the first place?! (photo source)
3. MIXING PRINTS EVERYWHERE | Sure, for the last two seasons or so, we’ve seen prints being mixed on the runway but scarcely done right on the realway. And when it’s done, it’s still done safely – if the top and bottom are printed, the shoes and bag are usually solid. That doesn’t have to be the case as Kendi has proven. The only accessory you need when you wear prints from head to toe is confidence. As long as the print is beautiful and compliments the piece, it’ll compliment the ensemble. (photo source)
4. WEARING BLACK & BROWN TOGETHER | Another old school rule that need not apply to your wardrobe. It doesn’t matter that the colors don’t “match”. Think about contrasting pieces beautifully to make an interesting and memorable look. And sometimes, that look is both black & brown. Julia pulls it off casually chic with a leopard scarf.(photo source)
5. NOT DRESSING LIKE AUDREY | About two years ago, I read that it was “a new day. No need to dress like Audrey anymore.” Then magazines were praising the likes of the LWD (little white dress) and LLD (little lace dress). While I’m a fan of both white and lace (not necessarily together), I believe that Audrey got it right with the LBD. (Thanks, Chanel.) Can you imagine if Audrey was in our time and a personal style blogger?! LBD’s would always be sold out. Sure, it’s fun to steer left and take chances, but classic is timeless and should be embraced like Kelly did here. Besides, didn’t anyone ever tell you to bet on black?(photo source)

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5 Responses to Mattie Memo: 5 Fashion Rules You Can Totally Break

  1. Great post! I am a major fan of gold and silver and black and brown.

  2. Thanks, lady! I love wearing silver and gold together as well. It serves as a great mix :)

  3. I couldn’t agree more and keeping style classic. Audrey had it right for a reason! I think it’s fun when you can put your own personal spin on a classic look. Great post Mattie! :)

  4. Great post! I’ve just recently started doing #’s one and four. I also think not wearing white after Labor Day is so outdated. I’d wear at least until October here in AZ.

  5. I’m wearing silver and gold together today!

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