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6 Fashion Laws: Still Relevant?

Do the industry’s so-called Fashion Laws still apply?


When I was interning at a big fashion magazine, I showed up to work on the first day thinking I looked edgy. It didn’t take long for me to be schooled on what’s edgy — and what’s a definite no-no. A “Fashion Law”, if you will.

Years later I’m still left wondering: Do the industry’s so-called Fashion Laws still apply? This set of  fashion commandments is an ever-changing code that governs the sense of style for many. The fashion-conscious among us grew up with these rules and obeyed them like a teacher with a multiple personality disorder. Let’s take a look at six fashion laws that we’ve commonly encountered and assess how they hold up in today’s climate.

Jewelry + Accessories: To match or not to match? That is the question!

This is one of the older rules in the book that jewelry designers themselves have begun to ignore. Sure, not mixing the elements gives a more conventional look, but in an industry as dynamic as fashion, it’s all about keeping up with the times.

6 Fashion Laws: Still Relevant?

With the careful selection of pieces, you can always mix metals, gems, leather, diamonds, or rubber with other pieces. It’s pulling the look together through strategic planning that makes the combo work.

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

Reader Discussion: 6 Comments

  1. I never knew people avoided wearing white in winter in the US! I love love love white in the winter… so much my first collection as a young designer was all based around beautiful white fluffy ‘snow’! Glad more people are trying white in winter~

    • kristina kent

      Wanna know why white in winter is a bad idea? It’s because you blend with every single fucking thing. Plus it’s dangerous walking outside when it’s snowing and you wear a white coat. Cars are bound to hit you cause THEY CANT SEE YOU!

  2. Christine Muchoe

    I’m always so afraid to mix metals in my jewelry, had no idea it could be pulled off! Really good to know. Great tips, although I don’t think I could ever pull off menswear. 😮

  3. While I personally believe that individual style can’t be dictated by universal rules, there is a practical side to consider when choosing to wear white. In the city jungle it would be a wonder for a white dress or skirt to make it through the day and remain spotless. And it’s hard to look your best when splashed with dirt from a passing car… Actually, this is the main reason I often opt for black or other dark colors.

  4. Courtney Watson

    I was wondering about some of these! So, brown shoes and bag, with white pants in the winter is OK?? I love that look but was always too scared to sport it…

  5. Advice that can be adapted to any fashion trend…Thanks for these great tips!

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