13 Style "Rules" You Should Never Follow

Some may call it anarchy, but there are very few rules we recommend when it comes to style. We find the freedom to try whatever trends, styles, and silhouettes we want to be a much better learning experience in what we do and don’t like. But we also won’t deny that there are plenty of so-called rules historically enforced in media, so consider this a bit of encouragement for you to toss the lamest ones aside.

Below we thought of some of the worst style advice we’ve ever gotten (your shoes and bag should match! less is always more!) to present a few alternatives to these tropes. Of course, feel free to take or leave what feels best—the point is simply not to be encumbered. Getting dressed is much more exciting that way—we promise.