Throw out the old-fashioned style rulebook, and try something new - with the fashion myths it's time to break...
We’re all guilty of following them – those style myths that have been
drummed into us from a young age. Well, now it’s time to break tradition
and tear up the old fashion rulebook!
Contrary to popular
belief, clashing colours can actually look great. And showing some skin
no matter what your age? Of course you can! In fact, there isn’t a style
rule you can’t break if you go about it in the right way. It’s all in
the confidence and how your wear it, and our fabulous readers are great examples.
This season, we’re all about navy. Not only is it less draining than
black, it adds a modern spin on an otherwise boring outfit. But just
because you’re wearing one dark colour, doesn’t mean you have to steer
clear from black. In fact, pairing them will actually make you look
totally on-trend. Why not start by styling up your navy work suit with a black coat? An easy transition, and you’ll feel instantly fabulous.
Click through to see how our readers have
made some of the trends you never thought you could wear work for them,
and then follow their lead…
It's an old-fashioned belief that prints should be worn with plain clothes or matched. This season, print-clashing is everywhere. It's a great way to update your wardrobe without having to spend a penny, and works for everyone - just pick pieces from your wardrobe that already look great on you, and get creative!
The best way to ease yourself into the trend is by picking clothes in the same colour palette. Monochrome is on-trend right now, and will be easy to match with the rest of your wardrobe.
We're not saying flashing your pins at every opportunity is the best way to look stylish, but you shouldn't feel intimidated by the mini skirt. Choose your cuts wisely - stay away from anything clevage-baring and skintight - and you could instantly update an outfit for the new season.
This winter, layer a short shift dress over a polo neck and pair with knee-high boots for a look that will have even the most stylish of ladies taking a second glance.
Fabulous reader Maggie gives us a masterclass in looking great in yellow. The trick with this one is to pair different hues together, to break up the look. Adding in some stylish accessories and a flash of white will turn heads in an instant.
Leather trousers give your look a tough edge without looking too masculine. The style has risen in popularity over the past few years, and is the perfect purchase to update your winter wardrobe. Wear soft knits or a feminine blouse underneath for a contrast.
This season, sequins are everywhere. But you shouldn't limited to only wearing them at festive parties. Instead, pair them with something casual and make an average daytime outfit look exceptional.
Perhaps one of the most well-known myths, women have been avoiding horizontal stripes for years for fear of making themselves look wider. But have you ever wondered why the shops continue to make them? It's because, actually, they look fab! If you're really worried about it, the smaller the stripe you go for, the more slimming.
There's a whole host of women avoiding the on-trend midi skirt for fear
of being left looking short and stumpy, but it could actually be one of
the most flattering items in your wardrobe. Think about it: the
high-waist slims your torso and lengthens your legs, while the loose fit
skims most women's problem area - the tummy.