Five Fashion Rules You Should Break

Do you know what we have to say about not wearing white pants after Labor Day? EFF THAT! And eff all of the other fashion rules that we’re supposed to abide by.

Who came up with these restrictions, anyway?

Click through to see what other rebellious decisions we’ll be making this summer and fall. You’re gonna love ’em.

Fashion Rules You Should Break

1. No White Pants Between Labor Day and Memorial Day

Boyfriend Denim Jeans

No one. NO ONE. follows this rule anymore. Feel free to wear your white pants, any time during the year (seriously). Winter white continues to be a hot trend (especially white wool coats).

2. No Pastels After Easter

Marled Sweater

No one follows this old school rule as the season for pastels now extends well into summer. In fact, summer is probably the best time to wear pastels, as the lighter nature of the hue makes it a cool option to add a little color to your summer wardrobe.

3. Don’t Mix Patterns

Runway model wearing mixed patterns

This is one rule we want you to break immediately. Mixing patterns is a great way to extend your wardrobe options as well as creating an interesting story through your outfit. The key is to choose prints that are in the same color family (like black and white) with patterns that have a similar scale.

4. No Double Denim.

ASOS Easy Denim Short in White

This is one rule we say break, but with “caution. ” You don’t want to look like the millennial version of the Justin Timberlake-Britney Spears Denim Debacle.

Do not try and match the denims (which is virtually impossible), but make sure one of the denims is at least 2 to 3 levels darker than the other. See more mixing denim tips here.

5. Dress for Your Age

Goldie Hawn

Frankly, we don’t even know what “dressing your age” means. Does it mean if you’re over 40, you can’t be on trend? Whatever, we stopped paying attention to this rule when shows like “Hot in Cleveland” showed what it really meant to be a woman of a certain age.

Catherine Brock

Owner and Editor at The Budget Fashionista
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
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