Since fashion has become an aspect of life important to everyone and not just rich folks, an influx of DO and DO NOT advice has steadily been dispensed. We thought we’d take a look at the history of fashion and see what stood out as the 20 best fashion tips of all time, and this is what we culled!

TBF Presents Our 20 All-Time Best Fashion Tips!

1. Of Socks and Sandals

Of Socks and Sandals The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeDo not wear socks and sandals. (This cannot be emphasized enough for men.)

2. Your Tailor is your BFF.

Seamstress The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeWhatever you are wearing, make sure it fits you beautifully. If it doesn’t, have it altered.

3. It’s in the Jeans, Baby!

Its in the Jeans Baby The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeTake the time and money and find jeans that you adore. They are a staple, make you feel sexy and comfortable at the same time, and can be dressed up or down.

4. Power of Multiples

Power of Multiples The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeIf you love a piece of clothing and it loves you back- buy in multiple.

5. Rule of Thumb: Comfort Before Cute (Or You’re a Fashion Meltdown Waiting to Happen)

Comfort Before Cute The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeGilda Radner famously said she based her fashion sense on what doesn’t itch. Smart lady. If your clothing makes you feel miserably uncomfortable, no matter how stylish or cute it is, you won’t wear it.

6. Jazz It Up!

Jazz It Up The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimePick accent pieces that stand out. You’ll love them, they’ll add flair and personality to the blandest outfit.

7. Kathryn Finney’s Shopping Mantra

Sale The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeIt is only a bargain if you will actually ever wear it. Otherwise, move on.

8. What is Essential is Often Underneath

What is Essential is Often Underneath The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeGet fitted for your bra. The support helps your breasts stay in shape by keeping them from sagging, and the confidence you’ll have underneath tee shirts, tanks and dresses is worth it.

9. Practice Yin-Yang when Pairing Outfits

Practice Yin Yang The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimePair loose clothing with tighter fitting clothing. Balance keeps you from looking like a sausage or shlumpy.

10. When in Doubt, Dress Up

When in Doubt Dress Up The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeEnough said.

11. Invest in Classics

Invest in Classics The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeA blazer, pencil skirt, little black dress.

12. Don’t be a Slave to Fashion Fads

Dont be a Slave to Fashion Fads The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeStay aware of trends, but forget them entirely if they don’t look good on you.

13. Know your measurements!

Know your measurements The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All Time

Save money by shopping for well-fitting outfits the first time (plus you don’t have to deal with those pesky return policies that magically vary from store to store).

14. Don’t Let Your Love for Lassie Show in Your Shirt Sleeves, Please.

Dont Let Your Love for Lassie Show The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeRemove lint and hair from your clothing. The best outfit you own will look drab with dog hair all over.

15. Let’s Talk About Denim on Denim

Lets Talk About Denim on Denim The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeYes, we know that some say there is a ‘right way’ to wear denim on denim. No. No there’s not. Just don’t do it.

16. Organize Your Closet! 

Organize Closet The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeIf you don’t know what you have, it’s not doing you any good. Neither is that cute but totally wrinkled and crumpled shirt at the bottom of your drawer you’ve been looking for for weeks.

17. Show skin strategically.

Show skin strategically The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeIf your legs are bare and up to there, cover the cleavage.

18. Dress your age. 

Dress your age The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeThis isn’t as prohibitive as some make it out to be, but no matter how great your figure at 70, a sleeveless mini is odd.

19. Buy classics with a twist. 

Buy classics with a twist The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeLike this scarf in animal print, for instance.

20. Don’t listen to your mother. 

Dont listen to your mother The 20 Best Fashion Tips of All TimeOr your aunt, or your Grandma, or your dad. They mean well, but you need to get their voices our of your head and find your own sense of style.