Which fashion rules are bendable?: Beauty Shoutout Wednesdays
Rule #1: Showing skin is unsophisticated
The Experts: Petites no longer need to shy away from the maxi dress mania this summer. Eva Longoria, Jessica Simpson and Kristen Bell have all mastered and emerged winners in this summery style. Just choose a dress in a light fabric, like Bell's sheer silk gown from Jenni Kayne, to avoid adding bulk, and wear with comfortable, height-adding wedges.
My say: I personally think maxi dresses are really beautiful and comfortable. I still stick by the rule, wear it if it looks good on you. Sometimes, no matter how popular a trend is, if it's not meant for you, it really just isn't. Stick to styles that flatter you most
Rule #3: Avoid clashing colors
The experts: An unexpected color combination can make heads turn in a good way. Chic Reese Witherspoon paired a Rory Beca dress in hot pink and red with matching red sandals. A pared-down silhouette put the color combo -- and Witherspoon in the spotlight
My say: I love this daring choice of colors on this beautiful dress. The keyword here is, matching color contrasts. Hmm... doesn't really sound right putting them all in one sentence, though. That said. I don't wish to see bold red paired with lime green. Uurgh... a vision I hope never to see. But, beautifully paired clashing colors like Reese's choice can almost certainly escalate you to a new-found savvy status. This red paired with hot pink seems to be quite a trend among celebrities. I've seen this color combination on Eva Longoria in one of Chic Stories' post.
Rule #4: No denim on denim please
The experts: You can sport a jean jacket with jeans as long as yo u vary the wash of the two pieces. Rihanna gave a sophisticated twist to double denim, wearing skinny white jeans with a light-wash belted jacket.
My say: I love this look. Rihanna totally rocks this look. I agree that both the jacket and the jeans need to be in different washes for a nice contrast. Againt, matching contrast please! However, I do have a pet peeve with overly washed denim. Those are so, so outdated. Also, a denim jacket with jeans is Ok, not a denim shirt though. Emulate denim on denim with taste
The experts: Black tights get extra chic when worn with a pair of eye-popping pumps. Sarah Jessica Parker gave her minidress a downtown spin with opaque tights and pale pink heels. Keep the Sex and the City star's immaculate shoes in mind when picking your kicks--all eyes will be drawn downward so be wary of scuffs.
My say: Uuurgh, I couldn't believe what I see. And of all people it's Sarah Jessica Parker, one of the most fabulously chic celebrity ever. I know we adore shoes alot, but not to the extent of dressing up just to showcase the shoes. In fact, in the picture, SJP's shoes look very much like hotel room slippers. Don't you think so? I hope this 'bendable' rule doesn't catch on. I choose to carve this rule in stone forever and leave it as that
Do you like any of these bendable fashion rules? Share with me some of your own bendable fashion rules and don'ts.
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