The 14 Style Rules You Should Break
Who doesn’t love a challenge? Here are 14 chic, approachable outfits to inspire you.
Giving your feet a break doesn’t mean you have to look sloppy. Sneakers look great outside the gym, just ditch the socks and wear with a crisp button-down, cropped pants and a tailored coat for a pulled together weekend look.
If you weren’t convinced by our most recent Trend Trial, take a cue from Erin Wasson and mix a sequin piece with simple separates, like a white tee and jeans. Sequins also pair brilliantly with army green, so try layering a chunky sweater and army jacket over your holiday dress to give it a new lease on life.
Winter white is universally flattering and a breath of fresh air in a crowd of black cocktail dresses. Flaunt your adventurous nature by pairing it with white accessories.
Not that we suggest strutting around in a fishnet top, but sometimes a suggestion of lingerie under a slightly sheer blouse is an alluring alternative to exposed skin. Keep everything else ladylike and choose a high-necked blouse, or let a delicate bra peek out from a silk button-down.
The contrast looks fresh. Throw in a strand of pearls for even more interest.
Perhaps this rule was conceived when shoes were only made in black or brown? In today’s world of printed and embellished accessories, it seems completely ridiculous. If this feels unnatural, start with different colors of the same fabrics—you wouldn’t pair a grosgrain belt with patent pumps—and contrasts like tan and black or plum and navy.