Fashion Myths You Should Ignore Once and for All
The word “myth” may bring up adolescent memories of silly misconceptions like a watermelon will grow in your stomach if you eat the seeds or that lightning can’t strike the same place twice. And when it comes to the subject of fashion, we find that women still subscribe to certain myths (or rules) about how to dress that we simply think are false.
Though these may be less dramatic than growing a large fruit in your stomach or getting struck by lightning, they’re still important to us because we dress ourselves every single day, and letting go falsehoods about when you can wear certain colors or the accessories you can pair together make a difference.
Scroll down to find out if you’re holding on to these fashion myths, and see why we think it’s time to let them go once and for all.
You Shouldn't Wear Socks with Sandals
Avoid Black and Navy Together
Keep Gold and Silver Separate
Mixing Prints is a No-No
No White After Labor Day
Oh, the oldest, most antiquated one of them all. We give you full permission to wear white after Labor Day should you choose to do so. Our only advice would be to avoid the blatantly summery items, like eyelet blouses and dresses.
Once You Reach a Certain Age, You Need to Change Your Style
Oh, please! You can dress however you want for as long as you want to. Want to wear a miniskirt at 75? Mutton sleeves at 25? Do your thing.
Reserve Your Sparkly Pieces for the Evening
Sure, we don't suggest you step out at the farmer's market in a sequined dress and stilettos, but why reserve your fanciest items only for when the sun goes down? Just style them with more casual pieces, like a denim jacket or sneakers, and you'll not only feel extra stylish but you'll save a little cash too.
You Have to Spend a Lot of Money
The idea that you have to spend a lot of money to get quality clothing is just wrong. Sure, we think investing in high-end staples you'll wear endlessly is totally fine, but brands like Everlane and Uniqlo make stylish endeavors financially realistic.
Your Accessories Need to Match
We think some of the most inspiring street style looks are those that mix it up in the accessory department. No need to follow this falsehood any longer.