Great style is about being fearless and bold, so don’t let those false fashion rules pin you down from rocking your personal style! Here, we debunk some of the most common fashion faux pas and prove to you that there’s a ‘do’ in every ‘don’t’.
MYTH #1: You can’t sparkle in the day.
We Say: It’s never too early for shine. Throw on all the glitter, shimmer and embellishments you want, and blind someone with your swagger!
MYTH #2: Your colours have to match.
We Say: Naff! Your colours should complement each other, not match. The idea is to make one look pop in many different ways.
MYTH #3: Don’t mix your metals.
We Say: Can you think of one reason why they can’t mix? Neither could we. All metals complement each other.
MYTH #4: Your bag has to match your shoes.
We Say: It’s a strong tip, but isn’t a requirement in this day and age. If you want to rock a yellow bag with blue shoes, or hot pink kicks with a lime green backpack, do it!
MYTH #5: Tall women shouldn’t wear heels.
We Say: Your Glamazon self needs to forget about scaring away the boys, and think about how gorgeous you look and feel walking down the street with those mile-longs!
MYTH #6: High heels are more sophisticated than flats.
We Say: Yes, heels may give you a better posture, but you can carry yourself just as well in a pair of flats. Chin up, shoulders back, chest out – you can even do this barefoot.
MYTH #7: Petite women can’t wear long dresses.
We Say: If the dress skims the body and falls just right, rock it out!
MYTH #8: Denim-on-denim-on-denim is overkill.
We Say: We shattered this myth in our June and August issues. #justsaying
MYTH #9: Showing too much skin is trashy.
We Say: “Trashy” is more conduct than costume. Rihanna’s almost-transparent Swarovski gown at the 2014 CFDA Awards bared all, but it was one of the most gorgeous outfits we’ve ever seen.