Rule #1: Don’t Wear White after Labor Day
It has always been said that you should not wear white after Labor Day. Well, that is not the case anymore. In fact, wearing white into the fall and winter can be refreshing and trendy. The trick is to select appropriate fabrics for the season. Heavier and more durable fabrics are going to look better than sheer, lightweight fabrics going into the winter.
Rule #2: Don’t Mix Prints or Bold Colors
There is a statement to be made with mixing prints. One of the hottest trends right now is mixing floral prints with stripes. Other patterns that look great mixed together include polka dots with stripes, polka dots with floral, polka dots with ikat, plaid with stripes, and chevron with floral. A great way to ease into wearing bold patterns together is to start off by throwing leopard print into your outfits. Leopard print can be treated like a neutral color and looks great with a variety of colors.
Rule #3: Don’t Mix Silver and Gold Jewelry
Mixing gold and silver jewelry is no longer a fashion faux pas. The trick to mixing metals is to make it look like you meant to do it. If it looks like you haphazardly threw on your bracelets, necklaces, or rings, it may not be as appealing. In order for gold and silver bracelets to look good together, it would be best to wear bracelets of different sizes and shapes. Adding a watch creates a very glamorous look. Necklaces look best if they are layered in different lengths, and if you are wearing multiple rings in gold and silver, we recommend pairing different widths.
Rule #4: Sneakers are only for the Gym
It’s time to bust out your sneakers! They are not just for the gym anymore. A cute pair of sneakers can look fashionable with anything from sleek skirts and dresses to shorts and jeans. There is just something about sneakers that adds a modern twist to your outfits.
Rule #5: Never Mix Black and Brown
Mixing black and brown is definitely not a fashion faux pas. In fact, it can be very chic and trendy if styled the right way. One of our favorite ways to mix black and brown is to wear black leggings or jeans with a great pair of brown boots.
Rule #6: Backpacks are only for Class
No need to dismiss a cute backpack. A fabulous new trend is to carry a backpack instead of a purse! Not only is a backpack super-functional, it also makes a very trendy fashion statement. A solid color backpack looks great if you are wearing an outfit with bold prints and colors. However, if you want to jazz up a simple outfit, a backpack with bright colors or cool patterns will do the trick.