Fashion & Style

Fashion Rules You Should Break Immediately

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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be 
absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
-Marilyn Monroe

When it comes to fashion, the rules aren't set in stone. 
That's what makes fashion fun. 

Here's some words of wisdom and helpful tips from a fashion editor to guide us through breaking fashion rules we've always known and obediently followed:

Whoever said living in the world of beauty isn’t hard lied. The truth is, being under constant pressure to look good, dress well, have good manners, be cool but not too cool, stand out but not too much, follow trends but still stay unique can pretty much mess with your head. Are we right? We are, and you know it!

Beauty is a wonderful thing, in all aspects of life – on people’s faces, on their clothes, in their minds, in the embrace of their loved ones, and their workstations – there’s probably nothing as stimulating as a brilliant mind dressed in a brilliant ensemble that oozes confidence and vigor. 

Still, no matter how much we deny it – we are all slaves to what is expected of us, one way or another. So, we say – break a few rules here and there, surprise with unpredictable behavior and daring choices, make decisions nobody would expect you to and dare try something new!

If you are looking to switch up your style a bit, we are giving you some ideas on how to do just that.

Fashion Rules You Should Break Immediately

Sneakers and smart clothes

Even though we were thought sneakers should never leave the gym, truth is – they can look pretty cool! Looking sloppy isn’t a prerequisite of giving your feet a break but rather to combining styles not many people would dare to. The trick to making them look awesome on you is to ditch the socks and wear your sneaks with crisp button-down, cropped pants! To add a bit of drama, rely on a coat for a polished look.

Not wearing undergarments

For long, the stigma of undergarments was a big no-no in the fashion world. However, with the body-con dresses and the hourglass much loved shape, getting the right piece of undergarments is an absolute must! Brands like Leonisa are super hot for quite some time now, so start from there. They are 100% celebrity approved!

Navy and black

While at first glance not complementary at all, navy and black actually agree so well together! There’s a sort of mystique about these two joined in an outfit, and even more so when they are complementing one another through accessorize like scarves, earrings, hairbands, coats, etc. Make sure you make it look intentional and not as an outfit put together in a dark room where all dark colors are alike. The result of this awesome combo will be a very flattering and slimming combination.

Denim on denim

Whaaaaat? Of course you’ll start wearing denim on denim, effective immediately! Sure, Britney and Justin in their denim ensemble did leave us with a bitter taste in our mouths but that doesn’t mean we’re still on that! With new fashion icons like Kim Kardashian (and all of her sisters) as well as Hollywood glamazons like Gwen Stefani, Gigi Hadid, Kate Hudson, and plenty others it’s proven that double denim can look amazing!

A denim shirt tucked into fitted pencil skirt or cropped jeans make room for a bold statement coat. If you want to avoid the “sameness” of the outfit, try mixing different shades of denim.

Not wearing blazers and suits

For some reasons, girls have been indoctrinated for years that male-inspired clothes simply aren’t their fit. Ha! Wrong! There’s rarely something as sexy as a girl or a woman in a fitted blazer or a custom made suit that enhances her figure while at the same time keeping her look professional and smart!

Wearing faux fur

The popular opinion is that faux fur tends to look cheap which is why fashionistas around the world aren’t supporting this trend. However, thanks to all of the fabulous new and very realistic versions we’ve got on shelves, faux fur looks better than ever! On top of that – like you would ever wear a dead animal on your back?!

Make your outfit irresistible by opting for a faux fur scarf or collar in a natural color and it will add a special vibe to your single-colored outfit.

Gold and silver – never?

Ridiculous. These two combine amazingly together. 

Try it, you won’t regret it!

All photos from guest blogger Cristina

About the author:
Cristina Nika is an aspiring blogger from Sydney. She likes to get lost in the world of fashion, beauty and healthy lifestyle. She has an insight in variety of subjects and has a strong interest in mindful living, drinks excessive amounts of coffee and ginger ale, collects flip-flops and loves to take long walks around Manly beach. Follow Cristina on Twitter.

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  1. Whew! I'm relieved to read these. I wear sneakers all the time, because my feet can't handle much else. I hate that I can't wear cute heels, and it has always kept me from dressing in nicer clothes. What about sneakers with skirts? Or nice pants? Not cool? I love black and navy together too. :)

  2. Such a beautiful post dear! I like this a lot.

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  3. Excellent points here. There are so many ways to easily look your best.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. Lux, sometimes I wonder if the designers have had a nightmare when you see their creations!

  5. Amazing inspirations and tips! =)

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  6. I combinate with navy and black and silber with gold and there's nothing wrong.

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  7. I'm not fashionable - however, I love reading your posts on fashion. I'm just in a situation in the mountains where the only contact I have with "others" pretty much are birds. I'm just mountain lazy slob, lol. But your articles are so interesting and I love to look at fashion - just like I love to look at designs in furniture and beautiful interiors even though I don't decorate much anymore. Have a great week Lux.

  8. I love wearing sneakers with a coat! And also blazers are part of my everyday outfit.

  9. splendid! xxx

  10. I am one to break the sneaker rule. They are to comfortable to give up.

  11. I'm with you-rules are meant to be broken!

  12. Great Points, i love this Post :)

    lovely Greetings <3

  13. What a lovely article Lux!
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  14. I love the trend of wearing sneakers with everything- feels so cool right now. :)

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  15. Great thoughts indeed, thanks for sharing and warm greetings!

  16. I don't believe in rules when it comes to fashion anyway, so this is great :-)

  17. Just wear what you want as long as you feel confident and happy in it :) Except maybe fleece ...!

  18. Hahaha, I love this post and most defo agree with all of these rules! :D

  19. I think if I wore sneaker with a dress I would look like a backward girl. But a comfortable backward girl for sure!

  20. Lots of great tips! I went through a phase where I was wearing blazers all the time. I haven't worn one in a while- but this was a good reminder. :)

  21. Oh! I don't think I can get over not wearing underwear, but it's a great point!

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  22. great post!

  23. Some excellent true points/rules. Loved reading this post.

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  24. Hehehe! I do love looking nice but I have to say that I am all for comfort over everything else. It's good that I find heels strangely comfortable then! There are some days where I couldn't care less what I am wearing, and others where I try to put in an effort. I really think the one about wearing trainers with formal wear is a rule to break! I think I break it a lot for semi formal occasions ahaha :D

  25. Great rules to break! Thanks for sharing! :)

  26. Sneakers with long smart coat look awful lol