No More Fashion Rules

Forget what you've been told, style is all about breaking rules instead of following them
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OLD RULE: NEVER WEAR RED OR PINK IF YOU’RE A REDHEAD

NEW RULE: REDHEADS LOOK AMAZING IN SCARLET, RUBY, TOMATO, HOT AND BABYDOLL PINK

Christina Hendricks and Nicole Kidman

Christina Hendricks photo: Startraks Photo

Sexy redhead Christina Hendricks wears red on and off the set of Mad Men. Nicole Kidman sizzled in red in Moulin Rouge. Red hair, whether natural-born or bottled, runs the gamut from strawberry to rich deep mahogany. The idea is to choose a shade that flatters your skintone. It’s your skin tone, not hair color, that will determine how flattering a color looks on you. Bright clear reds and true pinks look great on every redhead.

OLD RULE: PATENT LEATHER IS ONLY FOR SPRING AND SUMMER

NEW RULE: PATENT LEATHER GIVES FALL’S FEMININE ACCESSORIES AN EDGEpatent leather accessoriesThis season look for candy colors to give classic clutches, ballet flats and belts a contemporary edge. Patent leather accessories give wintery tweeds, flannels, cords and bouclés a stylish textural contrast. Good examples are (from left to right):

Aerosoles Raspberry flats in cherry red ($69, aerosoles.com), Alfani Genova Patent Clutch in yellow ($50.99, was $86, macys.com), Another Line crinkle patent skinny belt ($32, lordandtaylor.com)

OLD RULE: ONLY WEAR BOOTS FROM OCTOBER TO APRIL

NEW RULE: ANKLE BOOTIES ARE MULTI-SEASONAL

Wear them with dresses that are draped or fitted, mini or knee-length and, of course, with leggings. To try now (from left to right):

ankle booties

Betsey Johnson Carlos leopard ankle boots ($200, betseyjohnson.com), Steven Madden Sleakk open-toe booties ($109.95, stevemadden.com), Blowfish Tulsa turquoise mini-cowboy boots ($89, zappos.com)

OLD RULE: SHOES AND BAGS SHOULD MATCH

NEW RULE: BAGS AND SHOES SHOULD WORK TONALY

Victoria Beckham

I’m bending it like Beckham on this one — Victoria is gets it right every time. She keeps her accessory looks fresh – and eye catching – by keeping the color of her bags and shoes within the same color family, but doesn’t use the same color for both items. Since they don’t match exactly, your eye bounces between the lust-worthy shoes and oh, so desirable bags. They’re like twinkling stars orbiting a gorgeous outfit.

To keep your outfits looking fresh and on-point, vary the tones of your bags and shoes. If you wear a burgundy shoe, carry a maroon bag. If you’ve got a mustard shoe, tuck a sunshine yellow clutch under your arm. See what I mean in the photos above: Victoria tones her grays, keeps her purples in the family, and sticks to reds that work together.

What do you think of fashion rules? Have you followed them? Do you ignore them?

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0 thoughts on “No More Fashion Rules

  1. Ann13 says:

    Love Posh’s purple bag!

  2. swtchks00 says:

    BOOTIES! Love them!

  3. Candice says:

    Break the fashion rules! :)

  4. khc1114 says:

    Fashion rules are pointless – wear what looks good on you and makes you feel good!

  5. Jinkies008 says:

    I agree — it’s not what you wear but how you wear it!

  6. kitty says:

    I love this! WANT IT ALL!!!

  7. bellavita says:

    I love booties!
    and I DIE for posh’s being and white look. hawt!

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