Do you want to spruce up your wardrobe but you just can’t keep track of the Dos and Don’ts of fashion? It’s easy to feel constricted by these fashion guidelines at times but luckily we live in an age where there is always an exception to the rules. These little loopholes make the transition from drab to fab easily attainable. First fashion rule:
You cannot wear two bold colors at once
This is false. You can totally wear two bold colors at once, especially this season; just make sure they complement each other. Colors that complement each other on the color wheel are red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and violet. A great way to bring together whole outfits is by pairing bold pieces with a touch of neutral, in this case a nice neutral shoe and accessory, like a belt will do great. You can also apply this basic concept to mixing print on print but there is a strategic way of doing it, so you don’t end up looking like a hot mess. Just remember to choose prints that complement each other, in terms of color and size, and make sure that you pair a dominant print against a subtle one.
Another rule that we have all heard at least once in our life is:
You cannot wear navy and black
This is also not true. Here’s the thing, although black is a very dark color, it also serves as a neutral color and as I mentioned before, neutral colors help counteract other pieces and bringing the whole outfit together. So don’t be afraid of sporting this dark duo more often, especially going into this year’s winter season. The last rule we will be breaking today is:
Do not wear too much of one color
Add this one to the FALSE pile! You can absolutely look trendy and stylish while wearing the same color from head to toe, simply by keeping it monochromatic. In other words if you pick a color like blue, just make sure that you vary it up. Your top, bottoms, shoes and accessories must be different shades of blue, for example Dodger blue, Cornflower blue, Navy, etc.
It’s also helpful to mix and match different materials like silk, cotton and leather so you don’t end up looking like a blueberry! Breaking this rule will help you be adventurous with your fabrics and broaden your color pallet, which are both good things as we patiently wait for summer to visit the Jersey Shore.Image sources: polyvore.com, flickr.com/photos/jwyg/, mn9x.deviantart.com