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5 Fashion Rules You CAN Break

By Yi Jun

5 Fashion Rules You CAN Break

You see a new fashion trend and got some good fashion tips you like on Pinterest and decide to try it yourself. You stare at yourself in the mirror and think you look pretty darn good, but then the voice at the back of your head goes ‘but this looks a bit weird’. After a while, you decide against it and go back to wearing what you normally do. Sound familiar?

A lot of us don’t experiment or stay in our comfort zone because we’re so afraid of what people might think. But in Shoppr, we believe you should always be confident in whatever you wear! Go against the norm, break all the fashion rules and always be unapologetically you ;)

Break Fashion Rule 1: Try print on print, on even more prints!

We’ve all heard this before: “don’t wear print on print, it’ll look too messy!” We get it, you feel obliged to make your outfit more minimalistic.. But if you think that polka dot shirt goes well with that striped skirt, go right ahead! Find the right patterns that complement each other (or heck, they don’t have to either!) and you’ll notice that a beautiful mess is still beautiful.

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Fashion Rule You Can Break:Print on Print
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Break Fashion Rule 2: Oversized clothes won’t eat you up

A lot of us are told that we should only wear clothes that fit perfectly, but do we really have to? Oversized clothes won’t make you look ‘big’, it won’t devour your frame or silhouette, and it definitely will not make you any less fashionable. Oversized blouses and tees are a trend, really! They give you that casual yet sophisticated touch, especially if paired with sleek pants or denim shorts!

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Fashion Rule You Can Break:Oversized Clothes
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Break Fashion Rule 3: Bare them midriffs confidently

Another ‘fashion rule’ we may have heard is that we should always cover up our stomach, especially if we don’t boast a set of toned abs. If you feel more comfortable not showing it, that’s fine. But if you do want to bare your midriffs, but you don’t have them Kylie Jenner abs, bare them anyway! What you wear is a reflection of who you are, never let people alter it for you. If wearing crop tops make you feel great, listen to Nike and just do it.

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Fashion Rule You Can Break:Bare Midriff
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Break Fashion Rule 4: It doesn’t have to always match

May it be colours, patterns, style… we always try to match our clothes. Yes, matching clothes gives off a more ‘blended’ look, making it somewhat more cohesive. But don’t let this be your #1 guide at all times. Mix and match around freely- even if your bag don’t match with your shoes- and find a balance that you’re ultimately satisfied with. Remember, you don’t always have to match your shoe to your bag, to your top, to your bottom...you get the point!

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Fashion Rule You Can Break:Matching Pieces

Break Fashion Rule 5: Accessorize as you much as you like

Wear all the accessories you want,” said no one ever. But you most definitely can! Don’t only wear one accessory because that’s the ‘limit’, if you want to layer your necklaces (which is so easy to pull of!), wear rings AND dangly earrings at the same time, be our guest! It’s all about trying out what works best for you, and accessorising as much (or as little) as you please.

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Fashion Rule You Can Break:Over Accessorising
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Found this article helpful? Check out our other What To Wear articles for even more fashion tips & trends!
Read ‘What To Dress For Events’ and A Twist To Your Everyday Denim’.

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