5 Fashion Rules I Break

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5 Fashion Rules I Break

Happy Fashion Friday friends!

Today I’m talking about fashion RULES to break!  The un-written list of fashion DON’TS you are supposed to follow to be proper.  My fashion secret is to break some pretty big ones.

Fashion Rules to Break Pin

5 Fashion Rules to Break

1- Fashion Rule to Break: No White After Labor Day

white pea coat

I actually adore winter white coats.  I have a wool one, puffy down one and even a puffy vest.  I think white has a place in winter wardrobes, but I also try to be careful.  All of my eyelet, crochet and thin white fabric goes to the upstairs closet and stays there from Labor Day to Memorial Day, unless I visit the tropics.  I guess that’s the southerner in me?

2- Fashion Rule to Break: Your Bag Should Match Your Shoes


Why not let your bag be the pop of color in an outfit?  I love this light pink purse with the black and white polka dots.

I can’t carry a chocolate brown purse with black pants though.  I just can’t.

3- Fashion Rule to Break: Black, Brown and Blue Don’t Go Together


Yes they do!  This outfit has it all!

I also really like the current look of matching honey brown accessories with black. Honey brown is a great compliment to black.

4- Fashion Rule to Break: Don’t Mix Gold and Silver


My wedding rings are silver and I always wear several silver bracelets that are important to me.  I feel perfectly comfortable adding big gold earrings or a long gold necklace to the ensemble.  I do try to match the metal in the earrings and the necklace though.

5- Fashion Rule to Break: Sparkle is Just for the Evening


Come on… really?  I live to sparkle.  I wear sparkly headbands to run.  This rule just squashes my glitter loving joy.

No go in my world!

Fashion Rules to Follow

What about ones that I follow?

I don’t mix prints

I don’t wear tights or socks with open toe shoes.

I put on ALL the accessories I want to wear with an outfit and selectively remove one.

My One Fashion Motto

At the end of the day fashion should be fun and make you feel confident!

Whether or not you follow the “rules” you should always dress in the way that makes you feel the best from the inside out.  No judgment from me on which rules you personally break or follow.  Remember, we are all on the same team and should build each other up.

Have a beautiful weekend friends!

I’m launching my first official blog video Monday with a big announcement.  See you then.

I’m linking up with Courtney, Mar & Cynthia for the Friday Fives.

I’m also linking up with Nicole for the Fit N Fashionable linkup.  Thanks Nicole.

Your turn!

What fashion rules do you break?

What fashion rules do you follow? 

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:17-04:00 February 13th, 2015|Fall, Fashion, Spring, Summer, Trends, Winter|54 Comments


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  2. Renee @ Bendiful Blog February 27, 2015 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Love all of these looks so I say go ahead and break the rules!!

  3. Jaime February 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Most of my jewelry is silver/white gold. And I don’t wear a ton of it, so I think I’m safe there. I’m fairly simple, though. πŸ™‚

  4. [email protected] Feet February 15, 2015 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    You look absolutely adorable in all your outfits! I have zero fashion sense, like jeans and a tee kinda gal if not sporting run gear. So I guess I break them all πŸ˜‰

  5. Farrah February 14, 2015 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Aww, I love white winter coats too, but aughhh! They get dirty, so, so easily. :[[ I’m pretty terrible in the realms of fashion and had never heard that your bag should match your shoes, so I’ve definitely been breaking that one. I love your outfit for #3! :]

    • JulieWunder February 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      I am always getting mine cleaned… but I do have a black one a take out for messy days.

  6. [email protected] February 13, 2015 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Great advice! I actually write a Fashion column for my “real” job and I wanted to write something similar. You have just inspired me to complete it. Great job!

  7. Bethany February 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Oh I break fashion rules ALL the time!

  8. Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC February 13, 2015 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    yeah, i think the general consensus is that those rules are all pretty outdated – from the runway to everyday fashion, there is way more room for experimenting!

  9. Jess @hellotofit February 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Oooh, I love these! I think I’ve broken all of those rules except wearing blue, black and brown. That outfit looks GREAT on you!

  10. Cecilia @ MommiesRun February 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    What a fun post! I am also a HUGE fan of winter whites. I always wonder who made these silly rules. And I used to feel like black and brown shouldn’t go together, but the other day I rocked some black leggings with brown boots and thought I looked awesome!

    • JulieWunder February 14, 2015 at 9:46 am - Reply

      I feel like an old old southern lady made the rules! I’m sure you looked fabulous!

  11. Colan February 13, 2015 at 11:52 am - Reply

    My job requires me to wear brown with either tan or black slacks. I almost always wear black. I never use to think they should be worn together but now I feel just the opposite. I also wear gold and silver together because I have a chain and charm that I would not be able to wear otherwise and I love them and my watches are either silver or gun metal gray.

  12. Tracy February 13, 2015 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Fun post! I definitely mix metals (since, like you, my rings are white gold, but I prefer to wear gold necklaces, earrings, etc.) and I’ve started mixing neutrals a lot more. Brown and black DO together! πŸ™‚

  13. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie February 13, 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I can’t wait for your announcement! I agree – let’s break all those rules! I always feel like such a rebel when I wear white during the winter, but it’s one my favorite colors to wear so I will : )

    • JulieWunder February 14, 2015 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Mine too. I have this really pretty just barely off while cashmere sweater that I love.

  14. Gingi February 13, 2015 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I always feel SO NERVOUS when I break rule number 3, haha.. especially since my FAVORITE boots right now are brown and my FAVORITE pants are black! I pretty much wear that combo once a week (or more!) lol… you’ve given me a rule breaking confidence boost! πŸ˜‰ – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

    • JulieWunder February 14, 2015 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Happy to help πŸ™‚
      Have a great Valentine’s day!

  15. Berni February 13, 2015 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Mix prints! It’s so much fun! Just keep it in same color family.

  16. Nicole @ Fitful Focus February 13, 2015 at 9:41 am - Reply

    100% agree with all of these, both the rules to break and the rules to follow. I keep trying to tell my sister silver and gold can be mixed, and she just can’t get on that train. I’m all about the mixed metals!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2015 at 9:56 am - Reply

      I know. I have some friends that feel the same way! I don’t want to be locked into silver for the rest of my life just because of my rings… ya know. I’m totally loving gold gold right now πŸ™‚
      We will fight that battle with glory!
      haha! I might have had too much coffee this morning.

  17. Emilie February 13, 2015 at 9:05 am - Reply

    I definitely break all of the same rules! I do think that black/brown/blue combos need to be the right shades of each color but they absolutely work together! I think mixing gold and silver is beautiful. Happy Friday!

  18. Linda February 13, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

    My wedding rings are platinum and I have such pretty yellow gold bracelets that I would love to wear on my left arm. Do you ever mix the 2? Unfortunately all I do now is visit them in my jewelry box. Hope you and your hubs have a great valentines day!!!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

      I would absolutely mix them! Yellow gold is coming back big time right now. Don’t let your gorgeous wedding rings stop you!

  19. Linda February 13, 2015 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I too grew up in the North and white after Labor Day was a huge no no. I just bought a great white jacket so I’m getting there.

  20. Annmarie February 13, 2015 at 8:36 am - Reply

    I love this! I am just starting to break some of those rules in my wardrobe too! Love brown, black and blue together! πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2015 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Me too. It took me awhile to jump on the bandwagon, but now I am on in full force!

  21. Aimee February 13, 2015 at 8:25 am - Reply

    I break all of these as well. I still can’t bring myself to wear brown boots with black leggings though. I always think it looks so cute on other women, but then when I try it myself I just can’t do it! Haha! Oh, and second the no socks with open toe shoes or sandals. Just no. πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2015 at 9:47 am - Reply

      It took me awhile to jump on board with that too. I finally got the right shade of boots and I think it works. I still have my Mom in my head though telling me… nooo…. πŸ™‚

  22. Totally agree that your bag does not always have to match your shoes. But do your running shoes match your workout outfit? LOL

  23. Danyelle Musselman February 13, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

    I totally agree with you on the bag/shoes… I love wearing a neutral colored outfit and then accenting it with contrasting shoes and bag, so chic πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2015 at 9:48 am - Reply

      You do the pop of color with the bag beautifully!

  24. Shelley February 13, 2015 at 8:01 am - Reply

    I have several awesome bags I like to carry. The comments I get from strangers who love the bags are great! They want to know where I shop so they can find one just like it. I have never had so many compliments as I have recently gotten on a gorgeous leather bag with magenta dragon flies! Love ita,

  25. Susie @ SuzLyfe February 13, 2015 at 7:37 am - Reply

    DAMN STRAIGHT. Rules were meant to be broken πŸ˜€

  26. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes February 13, 2015 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Love this. Ok, I still can’t mix the navy with black, but I’m loving the black boots with black pants. I still have a hard time mixing silver and gold too for some reason. Have a great weekend!!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2015 at 8:05 am - Reply

      Everyone has different personal “rules!” I think it help make everyone’s style unique.
      Have a great weekend to you too.

  27. Mary Beth Jackson February 13, 2015 at 6:37 am - Reply

    I grew up, up north so the no white after labor day was a big thing! I have started to relax that a bit but you will never see me in white shoes! I love when my handbag screams color! Have a great weekend Julie I will have my package coming to you soon!

    • JulieWunder February 13, 2015 at 8:04 am - Reply

      Hi! We need to chit chat! This week totally got away from me πŸ™‚

  28. Blane Sherer February 13, 2015 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Love the fashion shots.
    You look great breaking those rules.
    Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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