Who says that fashion rules are made to be broken? Some rules can be helpful in guiding you toward your fashion goals. I’ve compiled a list of fashion “rules” below to help you with your fashion decisions and elevate your style. These guidelines will assist you in streamlining your look by using certain rules of the trade. However, I firmly believe that fashion is an individual expression and no one can do it better for you than you!
1. Emphasize Your Features
Emphasize your top features instead of hiding them. Show off toned legs in a mini-skirt, or a little cleavage provided you keep your assets in a good push-up bra. Remember the word “little” though.
2. Wear Lace
I know that today it’s all about easy denim, cotton and knits, but ladylike lace highlights your femininity like no other fabric.
3. Own Nude Heels
Own at least one pair of plain, nude pumps. They look great with anything, anytime.
4. Buy Fine Fabrics
Spend some extra money on high quality fabrics that will last for quite a while, perhaps forever. Cheap fabrics wear out fairly quickly so you will end up buying things repeatedly.
5. Invest in a Silk Scarf
Invest in a neutral silk scarf. It will tie easily and elegantly complement any outfit. They are quite versatile.
6. Vertical Stripes
Select vertical stripes that elongate the silhouette instead of horizontal ones.
7. Wear Pearls
Wear a string (or two, or three) of pearls. Unlike big, flashy fashion jewelry, pearls will always give you a refined, expensive look.
8. Wear Spanx
Wear Spanx under any second-skin-tight outfit. They flawlessly reshape the silhouette creating an extra dose of confidence.
9. Check Your Derrière
Always check your rear view when trying on a skirt or a pair of pants. Try to sit down in the changing room, especially if the garment is rather fitted.
10. Wear Clothes That Make You Feel Fabulous!
Wear your clothes because they make you feel and look great, not just because they are trendy.