Black & Brown

vintage dress / Zara belt / Bass shoes / Rebecca Minkoff bag / etc… bracelet / Free People sunnies (similar online)

I don’t believe fashion has rules. Maybe guidelines—but rules can be broken. We’ve been trained like slaves to fashion to not wear white after labor day, to not wear socks with sandals, to not mix black and brown (as seen here). This is all false.


-Go ahead and keep your summer whites out when we transition to fall. White was not all over the spring runways, but it was a huge trend for fall 2012 fashion, so get the most out of your wardrobe in this economy!

-While I don’t support wearing athletic socks with anything but athletic shoes, I do support wearing dressy socks with a heeled sandal or fancy hiking socks with shoes like seen here. Think I’m crazy? Even the Huffington Post reported on it a couple of years ago. 

-Forget the rule your parents (and their parents) have engrained in their heads: match your belt to your shoes and match your bag to that, etc. Mix it up instead to avoid looking so matchy-matchy.

If it looks good, then why not?

What’s your favorite fashion “rule” to break?


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Dear Andi is the "Dear Abby" of Fashion + Beauty With Advice From NYC Fashion Stylist, Liz Teich

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