Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Breaking the fashion rules

When I was a young girl, I had many rules regarding the exploration of fashion, extending but not limited to: no navy and black together, no sweatpants (still stick to that), no red and pink together, no denim cut-offs (stick …

Wed, Oct 20, 2010, 10:30

   

When I was a young girl, I had many rules regarding the exploration of fashion, extending but not limited to: no navy and black together, no sweatpants (still stick to that), no red and pink together, no denim cut-offs (stick to that, despite desiring not to, because, well, my legs just ain’t all that), no branded sportswear as casualwear (thank God haven’t broken that), no Ugg boots (ahem), no pyjamas outdoors (now it’s more like, only on Sundays), no pop socks . . . and here things begin to get fuzzy.

As I have aged – I like to think it’s a sign of how I’ve mellowed, to be honest – I have started to throw these rules out the window. Red and pink together? How kooky! Navy and black? How chic! Ugg boots? How comfy! Pyjamas? Sure, it’s only the corner shop, and who’ll see me between here and there anyway? What do you mean, my “Just Do It” T-shirt counts as a branded item? It does not. Nobody even knows who that . . . okay, battle lost.

So, tell me: are there any fashion rules that you know, in theory, you’re supposed to stick to (never cleavage and legs, for example), but just can’t find it in yourself to do it?! Tell me all in the comments!

Blake Lively, who just can’t abide by the fashion rules: can you?!