There are A LOT of fashion faux pas floating around out there… you can’t wear black and navy, no white after labor day, don’t mix your metals…this week we are tackling some of the most common (and most absurd) fashion myths and busting them wide open. Let’s take a gander…
“YOU CAN’T WEAR BLACK AND NAVY”
False! You can absolutely wear black and navy, and in fact it’s one of the most elegant color combinations of all time! The thing you want to steer clear of is looking too dark and flat. Add texture with different fabrics to differentiate the black and navy and try adding an additional color to break it up. Also accessorizing with bold pieces is a great way to add dimension to this dark chic look. Try a metallic belt or some great layering necklaces.
“NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY”
This is probably the most absurd myth of all time and though it’s been cleared up for the most part, there are still a few who stubbornly feel the need to follow this “rule”. (ahem, you know who you are) This concept originated in the 1950’s when it was seen as inappropriate to wear white dress shoes after labor day-aka the fall and winter months. Somehow this evolved to clothes as well and now here we are, unable to wear out favorite white button up because it’s December.
Well ladies and gents, this is so not the case. You can wear any color you want all year round, it’s fabrics you need to pay close attention to. In fall in winter, stick with heavier fabrics such as wool, cashmere, velvet because well frankly it’s cold outside. Add texture to a white piece by layering scarves, chunky cardigans, and a great winter hat. The easiest way to wear white is to play with black and white pieces. You can never go wrong with a black and white outfit.
“FLORALS ARE ONLY FOR SPRING AND SUMMER”
Um, no. Florals are for all year round so don’t you worry. This pattern is super easy to incorporate into your fall and winter wardrobe, you just got to pick the darker florals. This means background colors like navy, grey, brown, black, purple etc.. My personal favorite is monochrome florals in shades of grey. This can add a fun pattern to an otherwise dull outfit but still sticks to the “fall color palette”.
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