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3 Fashion Rules We’re All Meant to Break

If you’re looking for a sign to revamp your wardrobe, this is it.

After all, experimentation is the lifeblood of fashion, and the only person who gets to set your limits is you.

Confidence is the true key to fashion, which ultimately comes from wearing what you feel great in, regardless of standards. And thankfully, those standards are on their way out the door. In a previous post here on The Fox Magazine, writer Cecilia Wood showed how far the fashion industry has come with regards to inclusivity. There’s a lot less pressure to fit into the “high fashion model” mold. That said, there’s no better time than now to play around with style. Here are some fashion rules we’re all meant to break.

Dress according to the season

Whether it’s wearing florals during spring or sticking to neutrals during winter, we’ve all heard these seasonal rules at one point or another. Sure, there’s some practical truth to letting the seasons dictate your wardrobe. I mean, you technically could wear a coat during the summer, but you wouldn’t want to be sweating buckets, would you? However, when it comes to what colors and fabrics to wear, this rule is pretty much baseless.

Flannels, for example, are usually seen as a fall staple, but who’s to say you can’t wear it during the rest of the year? Besides, comfortable, soft fabric knows no season. Woman Within’s array of flannel shirts are a testament to the versatility and comfortable feel of this essential, which has been a favorite of women across the world for many years. Take your cue from Demi Lovato and sport your flannel like you would do with your favorite cardigan or jacket. Plus, the lightweight fabric is perfect for summer nights.

Wear only matching colors

The key to breaking this rule is to trust what you think looks good and just go for it.

Mixing different trends, colors, and cuts is what keeps an outfit interesting and makes you stand out. It’s also a great way to let your personality show. If you’re feeling fun, this Topshop shirt features a pastiche of floral prints that you can pair with distressed wide-leg jeans and neon yellow sandals to emulate a full summer vibe.

If statement pieces aren’t your thing, however, you can also opt to mix different styles in the same outfit. Certified cool girls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been snapped pairing their minimalist winter coats and oversized scarves with socks and sandals. Despite sticking to a monochrome color scheme, the addition of dad-chic footwear added an element of blasé sophistication.

Don’t wear revealing clothes

There’s a lot of things to celebrate with the advent of woman empowerment, a major one being that women are now more free to dress up how they want to. Of course, there are certain exceptions like when you visit religious sites. But all in all, instead of covering up so you don’t “distract” or “offend” anyone, just wear what makes you feel good.

From wearing short skirts to show off their legs to swapping their tops for bralettes, women are throwing societal traditions out the window. A lot of lingerie brands are taking notice of this trend, with customers spoiled for choice when it comes to bralette options. Aerie’s range of bralettes caters to virtually every size, with styles ranging from basic ribbed tops to lacier options. Olivia Munn paired her bralettes with eye-catching jackets, an easy style trick you can definitely steal.

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