Black & Blue

We’ve all heard at least one fashion rule, right? You know what I’m talking about, all the things that we were told ever since we started dressing ourselves on our own and creating our own personal style. This is something that didn’t interest much the boys, and probably still doesn’t, but fashion is unisex so I guess everyone could be concerned.

One of the rules my mom always used to follow and had me following as well is that black and blue don’t match. Personally, I wouldn’t use the word match, but I would most likely say, the contrast, fashionwise, is not interesting. It’s definitely a combination of colors I wouldn’t choose to wear.

Of course, as you have probably known by now I’m a huge geek and I google everything, so interestingly enough I gathered up some opinions and thoughts on the subject. Apparently there are a bunch of most common and popular rules, which people follow until today.

One of them, most pervasive of them all, would be never wear white after Labor Day. Frankly, I had never heard of it before and by reading about it, I understood that Labor day, to the Americans, means the end of the summer, so people shouldn’t wear white in the winter days. Also many people, again according to the article, seem to follow this rule and believe it is true. Well I’m sorry but I would totally wear white throughout the whole year.

Another rule would be, always wear shoes that match your bags (and belts if there are any). My thought on this one is similar to the author’s. If your shoes and bag match your outfit is enough. No need for them to be same color, and I quote: “forget about matching and start thinking about what goes together and what goes with your outfit”.

Next rule would be never wear red if you’re a redhead. I don’t have much to say about that, as I can’t see anything wrong with it. I know I’m not wearing red unless I really don’t have a choice. Not my favorite color.

Another rule would be never mix metals in your wardrobe, followed by never wear tights with open-toed shoes and last but not least, never wear black with brown or blue.

I can understand why there has to be a number of rules and stereotypes in fashion. It makes sense in a way. But then I’m thinking, there would be no such thing as creativity, or creating trends and owning a style, unless people actually didn’t follow the stereotypes and did their own thing. If you like it, wear it. That would be my rule I guess. You can’t please everyone and it’s impossible for everyone to like you or your style.

As I’ve mentioned previously, black and blue are colors I wouldn’t wear together. But I could use them together in photography instead.

What are your thoughts on the subject? I would love to read them all in the comments below.

Have a good night everyone!

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