5 Fashion Rules You Should ALWAYS Follow

Fashion rules are meant to be broken… to a certain extent.

Wear white after Labor Day all you want. You can even wear brown and black together! But, there are a few faux pas you absolutely never want to commit.

Keep reading for five fashion rules you should always follow:


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1. If It Doesn't Fit, Don't Try to Make It Work

Say you have a favorite pair of jeans, but they give you major muffin top—wouldn't you say it's time to move on to something else? You might even struggle with something being too big or baggy. Whatever the case may be, don't try to force an outfit that simply doesn't fit. It'll throw off your proportions and leave you feeling wildly uncomfortable in your own skin.

 

2. Don't Wear Anything With Stains or Missing Buttons

If you're completely obsessed with something that's stained or wrecked in another way, don't wear it. Even if the stain is barely noticeable, trust us… someone will notice it. It'll throw off the whole vibe of your outfit and essentially make you look like a slob. Take it to the tailor or dry cleaner to get it handled.

stained shirt

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3. Change Your Outfit If You Have to Keep Rearranging Yourself

Pulling up your pants every few seconds is not a cute look. If you bend over, you might just give everyone a show they weren't planning on seeing. The same can be said for tops that ride up, or buttons that keep magically undoing themselves. Unplanned exposure is a big no-no, so make sure there aren't any opportunities for it to happen.

 

4. Invest in a Handbag

Fanny Moizant, founder of Vestiaire Collective (an online retail site for pre-owned fashion pieces), recommends investing in a designer handbag—even one that's been previously used. She says to opt for a timeless piece like the Louis Vuitton Noé or a classic Prada nylon tote, both of which can be found on her site!

louis vuitton noe bag

(via Vestiaire Collective)

 

5. Avoid Cheap Quality Clothes

No, we're not talking about inexpensive clothes. After all, who doesn't love a deal? We like to save money any way we can, our wardrobes included. However, it's important to pay attention to the actual quality of the material you're purchasing. If the threads look loose, buttons are missing or cut is odd, avoid it at all costs.

 

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