Honestly, we’ve been wearing white whenever we feel like it but we still let out a small sigh of relief when the gals of The Chic Burrow told us we could throw the rule “no white after Labor Day” out the window. Phew! Watching Haley and Leslie break all the rules (and look so good doing so!) is helping us face our fashion fears, I mean, who came up with these fashion laws anyway?
As you grow up and into your sense of self and style, there are a few ‘rules’ you learn along the way. It is easy to recall being scolded for breaking the below rules when we were both younger but, my dear friends, those days are gone. See below for some of our favorite ways to say ‘there are no rules in fashion’.
White After Labor Day
Do you remember your mother saying, “don’t wear those white pants, it is past Labor Day” or ”white on white is against the rules”? Why does Labor Day have to be the cut off? We both think white is a flattering color that should be worn year round! Hello winter whites! Try mixing off whites with whites for some contrast or add a bright color pop with white jeans.
White Blouse (similar),
Brown and Black
If we had a nickle for every time we were told to change out of our brown shoes when wearing black we would be rich! Another rule we think should be broken because, let’s be honest, these two colors look great together. Avoid wearing really dark browns with blacks so it is obvious you are trying to mix the two.
Print on Print
This is one of our favorites and probably one of the more difficult rules to break. It took us both a few trys mixing and matching before we found two prints that ‘fit’. Try using stripes as your base print and then adding a floral or striped top. Two loud prints can sometimes be overwhelming so it is best to find one that is a little more basic and then add to it.