We all know by now that fashion rules are meant to be learned so you can break them later. But even though this principle is of importance for the limitless creativity fashion lives by, it’s easy to forget to break the rules. So here’s a reminder: 3 fashion rules to break asap!
Awkward Color Combinations
OBS! Disclaimer, I’m very partial as I write this post as I wear red and yellow at this very moment, but ehrm, it’s fetch okey? Awkward color combinations is something you either love or hate. I love awkward color combinations and I’m happy to break them at any given chance. The awkward color combinations are a matter of subjectivity. However, here are some general ones people normally avoid: Red and yellow, lime green and brown, and also orange and purple. (here’s also another post on awkward/unexpected color combinations).
Red and yellow has a fast food touch to it (sigh), but when matched right it gives a perfect retro vibe. Try a mustard yellow top and bright red cigarette pants and you’ll feel the 50s! Lime green is an awkward and – forever alone – color on its own. When worn it’s usually matched with black, white or silver metallic. But the shade is more than good in combination with brown too. Especially dark brown! I talked more about pairing neon with brown in this post! Lastly: some people think orange and purple is a genius combination while others thinks it’s too much Halloween. I think it works and I think one can pull it off any time of the year. I’d go for dark purple and a popping orange to make the color balance even. And oh, if you’re uncertain, just look at this Gucci collection from 2011! *heart eyes emoji*
Socks and shoes
Regarding socks and shoes it’s only in the last couple of years they’ve become a fashion detail to count on (again). Not only classical as in socks and sneakers, but also socks and peep-toe or socks and flats! The most popular way of doing it these days is with fishnet socks. I’d say you go for statement socks in fun colors and prints too. Preferably in a fun and matching contrast to the shoes you’re working!
Remove one item
I’ve stated on several occasions that one trick for a more pulled together look is to remove one item before you head out. I’ve also stated that you should also add a detail before you head out for a more fun look. Being all contradictory here, I love both options but my more-is-more heart, is of course here for the latter. When deciding on the final outfit, take an extra look and see what fun detail you can add in order to get a more fashionable look. Is it a hat, a belt, a scarf, a vest or a faux fur ball to the bag? The fashionistas of the fashionistas are often praised for their ability of details, so if you want to climb the fashion latter – definitely break the rule of removing one item! More chocolate, more sleep, more guacamole, more fashion – we know that more is more is a better way of life!
Folks! Which fashion rule do you love to break? Drop a comment below! Xx
67 thoughts on “3 Fashion Rules To Break Asap”
Always love your tips babe – the awkward color combination is great!!! I just discovered that there is a lot of red with pink combos lately, which might looks weird first sight but now I am a total fan of it!!! 🙂
Have a great Valentines Day, Love ♥
It took a while for people to embrace it, but I’m so happy that people are doing it now! It’s a babe for sure! Xx
Such a great suggestion. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! Xx
I used to think of fast food whenever I saw red and yellow together but after Moschino added their humorous touch I immediatky think of their pieces when I see those colours hahaha
Hahahah Moschino did do good to that color combination indeed! Xx
I love the socks and shoes combo
It’s an adorable one! Xx
Hehe loving the fun feels of this post! I’m definitely not a girl that is very comfortable with paring awkward color combos. In fact. I don’t wear a ton of color in my outfits but I’m hoping to play a lil more with it this year. I still feel that I will always come back to a neutral color palette though, it’s more after my own heart =). I do like to add to my outfit though. Accessories, hats, fishnets with my slip ons, the smallest of details always count!
I know you don’t, but I’m sure you can find great fashion rules to break that are not including colors! But I think your haircolor is a gorgeous one for colorful outfits nonetheless, so I’m sure you can go for it! Xx
I agree, fashion now is more of a self expression and a lot of rules have been broken and kinda liking it. Love this post.
So true though, it’s a great way of developing fashion! Xx
I do love this post. And I totally agree with several points. Which fashion rule do I like to break? I don’t wear matching shoes and a handbag.
That’s a great fashion rule to break! Xx
Have a nice week-end!
Thank you, same! Xx
Socks in shoes – I say GO FOR IT!!
XX from Germany
Want Get Repeat
It’s a good one! Xx
I’d say I break fashion “rules” by wearing black and/or blue-brown-etc together. Is that even a rule anymore, LOL? Also, I feel like your last sentence “More chocolate, more sleep, more guacamole, more fashion” should be a motivational poster or something, haha. So true!
Kathryn • simplykk.com
Hahah I don’t think it is, I don’t even know where it comes from! Hahahah gosh, I have to turn it into one! It’s a good sentence indeed, and I still stand by it. Lol! Xx
I love your ideas.
Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic
Thank you! Xx
I personally love the socks with shoes thing! I wear socks with ankle boots all the time, and people always compliment the look. It’s super cute – and extra cozy!
Happy weekend babe!
That’s so awesome! It’s such a cute detail and fun to acknowledge! Xx
Hehe, I love the “add a thing” idea too–more chocolate too, all the way : ) I also like odd color combinations, although I’m not as daring as I used to be.
Have a great weekend!!
Hahah, it’s a must! Oh, I’m sure you’re brave enough to go for them again! Xx
I love “awkward” color combos, they make an outfit so interesting 😉
They’re the best! Xx
Definitely rules I’d be more than willing to break especially the last one.
That’s lovely! More is more is the best! Xx
Hehe I love this post! I suppose red and yellow are the colours used for some fast food chains but I love mustard yellow and as you know I’ve been sorting some lime green and purple lately! I’d like to be brave enough to wear statement socks or sandals with socks but I’m not sure I’m there yet 🙂
I know you have and you’re working the colorful so well doll! I’m sure you’ll embrace it well if you decide to go for it! Xx
I love to break fashion rules, and these are all great ideas! My favorite rule to breaks is with socks, of course. They’ve swiftly become my favorite accessories to play with.
Have a great weekend Mia!
Amber – amberelb.com
They’ve become a great accessory to play with! Love that detail! Xx
I also love awkward colour combinations! Love this post xxx
ALittleKiran | Bloglovin
They’re so good! Xx
I really need to start combining radical colors together! That is such a great fashion idea!!
Yaaaay! Love to do so! Xx
I love those looks. I think fashion gives us the rules, but real style is meant to break them. 🙂
Ivona from http://www.thesmokedetector.net
So true though, the real style is to break them! XX
I love these rules to break. Great post –Like Hanna
Thank you love, happy you enjoyed them! Xx
Unexpected color combinations are so fun, and I definitely believe in the remove one item rule before leaving the house.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod
Unexpected color combinations are lovely! Xx
Yesss! Red+Yellow = Ronald McDonald to me! I have yet to see anyone who is able to pull that colour combo off. LOL!
Shireen | Reflection of Sanity
Hahah I feel challenged 😉 Xx
I actually love the socks and shoes trend! It’s so rad! Thanks for sharing!
It’s often an adorable combo! Xx
I’ve got to agree with all of these points! Especially the one about removing one piece of jewelry or clothing! You can never wear to many rings in my opinion!
Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog
Hahah that’s true! More is more is the best one for rings! Xx
Fun! Sometimes breaking the “rules” makes the best statement.
Straight A Style
So true though! Xx
I agree with all you’ve stated here, girl! I think when it comes to color combinations, it’s easier to pull off those awkward ones when the pieces themselves look so good paired together, the structures that is. There have been times I’ve looked at two colors and thought now way, but then there have been times that I’ve actually headed out the door in those two colors in one look because the pieces married so well, making the colors look harmonious, too! I’ve yet to get a pair of fishnet socks, but it’s a style I really want to try because I love the contrast so much, especially with pumps! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!
That’s so true love, you definitely got a point! Love the idea of stating that pieces “marry so well”, because it’s so true! Ohh will be looking forward to see how you’ll work the socks! Xx
I’m really into all 3 trends!
I think that is you’ve got good taste and good sense you could wear almost everything!
Just the last rule, for me, shouldn’t be breack so easily, with too much jewelry is so easy to fall into trashy look!
Hahah that’s so true though! Some fashionistas have worn the most no-no pieces according to me but they still manage it to look chic! Well, you def have a point in that! Xx
Yes to all these, I love especially the colour pairing. I’m trying hard to get out of my comfort zone with adding more accessories and colours. Have a lovely weekend. Gemma x
That sounds lovely though! Pairing color is a great one! Xx
Loving this post and how you addressed the fashion “rules”
Thank you love! Xx
I couldn’t agree more with these! Shoes and socks are a no go for me haha! Have a great weekend 🙂
Hahah they are love or hate! Xx
Awkward color combinations can sometimes be so chic if worn well. I love to break that rule and just wear whatever I want!
My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com
Yes, love awkward color combinations that are on the verge of cringe haha! Xx
Love this tips! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you love! Xx
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