Top Fashion Rules I Intend To Break This Season

Spring is already upon us and I couldn’t be more excited. After seeing which are this season’s trends I can’t wait to hit the mall and add some cheerful garments into my wardrobe. However, this season I decided that I will do it completely in my own terms, ignoring the rules out there, because for me fashion is supposed to be fun and a way to express myself instead of setting restrictions and no’s.

Are you curious to see which are the top fashion rules I will be breaking this season? Keep reading!


Top Fashion Rules I Intend To Break This Season

Not many seasons ago, I constantly tried to be up to date with the current trends and I found myself spending a fair amount of bucks on items I never managed to wear twice. I realized that I did it just to look trendy and not outdated, ignoring what suits me and my personal taste. After it became clear that it will not work out for me in the long term, I decided that I will only go for options and combinations that I like and express my personal style. As a result, I will need to break or ignore a few fashion rules and for that, I couldn’t feel more excited!


mixed metals

Don’t mix metals

This is a rule I used to follow strictly, checking for every single detail before I leave the house. Is the bag’s color chain silver as the rest of my jewelry or I should go for another bag? What about the buckle of my shoes? But to be honest, I started to get bored with it, cause it didn’t give me the ability to be creative. As a matter of fact, nowadays I don’t even mind to mix my metals, on the contrary, I discovered some pairings I really like like rose gold and silver or yellow gold with copper. I’m 100% sure I will not go over this rule any time soon!




Black leather JacketDon’t wear leather in summer

As you can already see, I stopped following this rule a few years ago. Leather items are a winter and autumn staple and not for a bad reason. They keep you warm and stylish. I understand that the idea of having a leather item to rub against your skin in the summer could sound like a nightmare, but, there are some ways to incorporate it during the higher temperatures without feeling uncomfortable. Replace your denim jacket with a lightweight leather one or wear a skirt that lets your skin breathe. I have followed both rules and I wasn’t disappointed so far.








mixed prints lookDon’t mix prints

The thought behind this rule is for a look not to be to “noisy”.  Over the years we have seen many designers and style icons overlooking this rule, yet we hesitate to pair patterns together. Of course, if done right, mixing prints can create the ultimate power look. You can pair different types of florals together, have different prints of the same color or if you are feeling fearless go for patterns that clash. The key for a successful mix and match is to have a centerpiece (pattern) and add others that complement it. Don’t forget to have fun, otherwise breaking this rule will lose its purpose.






sandals with socks in winterSandals are only for spring and summer

The days that sandals were reserved only for the hot months are long gone with many fashion influencers rocking them during winter too. The brave ones do it exposing their feet to the low temperatures, whereas the rest rock them with tights or socks making a statement, killing two birds with one stone. Even though it is still a debatable trend, more and more fashionistas are going for it. Would you dare to try it?








break top fashion rulesSequins are for the night

I used to have a huge obsession with sequins and sparkly things, so my wardrobe has a fair amount of them. However, I only wear them on special occasions and as you can imagine these are not happening very often. The good thing is that the millennial motto “anything goes” is giving us freedom and the ability to express ourselves with the clothes we wear, so my plans are to start rocking them during the day too. The time to express our glamorous side on a 24/7 basis has finally come!







bold colors lookDon’t wear bold colors together

Many are afraid of them and stay away, but bright hues are a way to make a statement and show your fun personality. Of course, they might not be for every day or for everyone, but it’s nice to have the freedom to try them out when you are feeling it. Their pairing can become a tricky situation, but I have a dedicated post that I’m sure will make your life easier. Grab the color wheel, go for your favorite combos and get ready to turn heads wherever you go!








top fashion rules to breakDress for your body type

The concept of dressing for your body type has been everywhere but, everybody is unique and different on his/her own way so, I find this rule completely ridiculous. The idea of dressing for your body shape in order to look slim and attractive just so that you can fit in society’s standards seems to be more important than dressing for the fun. And to be honest I believe that is an outdated and a wrong message to send. You should feel confident in whatever you wearing, not because it makes you look a few pounds less, but because it gives you the chance to express your confidence, personality, and personal taste. And that is something I plan to do from now on. After all, it’s more fun to find ways to make each garment yours even if it’s not meant to be worn by people of your specific “body type”.


Are you ready to push your creativity by breaking some of the top fashion rules? Feel free to tell me in the comments section below.

After all, life is too short to care about what everyone else thinks. And let’s not forget: “Style is a way to show who you are without having to speak”.






  1. Hbee
    March 22, 2019 / 3:03 pm

    Breaking the fashion rules is something we all need to give a try. This will encourage us to go out of our comfort zones. I really liked the idea of mixing patterns together, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it- I think it adds a bit more style to the outfit if anything. I  really don’t like the idea of wearing clothes that match my body size, I often go oversize by 2-3 sizes, I really like the baggy look. 

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 3:21 pm

      My point exactly! There is nothing wrong with breaking some fashion rules if we feel like it! You should wear what makes you comfortable.

  2. Jess
    March 22, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    I’m obsessed with your blog!! I used to think it was important to follow rules of fashion by only dressing in things I thought were appropriate for my body type. Recently I’ve been all about body confidence and now I love taking risks with fashion and agree that rules are made for breaking

    Have you got an Instagram? I’d love to follow if you do

    • Kate
      March 24, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      Hello Jess! I’m really glad to hear that! 

      Of course, I think it’s all about feeling confident, being creative and taking risks! I don’t see any reason why fashion should be full of restrictions!

       My Instagram account is “@katerina.koun”. I’ll follow you back 😉

      Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Amanda
    March 22, 2019 / 3:07 pm

    I love that you start out by saying you’re going against the grind so to speak, I get so tired of trying to be trendy when I just want to express myself how I want and to look good while doing it.

    I have actually always liked the look of socks and sandals but I’m a bit hesitant to put to loud patterns together.  Just before I got to your section “dress for your body type” I was about to ask if there was a certain pattern or print to avoid if you are a bit overweight and slimming patterns to wear in this predicament.  

    Personally as I am a bit overweight I don’t feel comfortable standing out but if I were not self conscience I would love the flexibility of wearing whatever I wanted and not being judged for it.

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 3:33 pm

      Hello dear Amanda,
      Don’t be hesitant to try out anything. People will judge anyway, so do what you like in the first place. A pattern that can look good on you is a dress with vertical stripes because they give the impression of a taller silhouette.
      Thank you for stopping by <3

  4. ajibola40
    March 22, 2019 / 3:08 pm

    Thanks for writing this article on Top Fashion Rules, I must commend you for a job well done for referring every part of the article to yourself. It really shows you are a fashionable person. There are different types of dressing for different types of the season of the year and all these outfits must not be worn wrongly. it had to be perfect and timely just like how to describe it in the article. But something’s the choice of cloth depends on some factors like religion, occasion you want to attend and the rest determine the type of clothes you wear sometimes 

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 4:46 pm

      It’s true that there are some places and occasion that you can not break the rules of the dress code, however it is fan to do it whenever you can!

  5. Louis
    March 22, 2019 / 3:11 pm

    Hello Kate,

    I do totally agree with you. I believe we should all be free to express ourselves with our style of fashion. Being different, there should be no hard and fast rule, else we end up boxing every ones idea. I do agree with some of the fashion rules you’ve outlined, however I also believe there should be room for people to try out new things.

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 4:47 pm

      Hi Louis,
      My point exactly!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Riaz Shah
    March 22, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    I think wearing sequin anytime any day would rock your personality even more, Kate! 

    It highlights your confidence and shows how bold you are, that you own your life and you won’t give naysayers your time and attention while doing what you love best. I have a feeling everyone would be following your outfit, they just need someone to do it first, or at least that’s my 2 cents.

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks for your kind comments Riaz!

  7. Achievers
    March 22, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    Your review is on point. I really found your article interesting and informative. The dress fashion you spoke about are really superb. I really like the combination of the shoes bag, top. I think it’s high time people start to be dressing in a creative way from the normal way of dressing. I will start making use of style. Thanks for sharing this article. 

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 5:06 pm

      Thank you for your comment! It means a lot!

  8. Adamu2
    March 22, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    I absolutely love this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to meI so much love fashion,rules are meant to be broken. But I can wear whatever it’s convenient for me. I own my self and I have the decision to myself. This is a great review. Regards

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks dear!

  9. Vapz
    March 22, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    I was never one that went with fashion trends. Never. But I have never been know to be a fashionista. I am that girl that wore whatever that made me look good and from the looks and compliments I get, I guess I haven’t been doing bad either. These fashion trend clothing’s and accessories are designed to suck money out of your pocket and I didn’t give two hoots about them. I buy what I like, it doesn’t matter if it is outdated or not, I just wear it in a way that I make my own unique fashion statement.

    I love all the top fashion rules that you intend to break this season. I say you go, girl!!!! I wonder what whoever made it that sequins can’t be worn as casuals was thinking. Or that thing with bold colors. Break those rules in style!!

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 5:54 pm

      Let’s break some rules! It’s fun and creative, so we not?

  10. Fasuan
    March 22, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    It may be scary to break the rules. But rules are meant to be broken when it comes to style. White after the day of labor? Or navy wearing black? Fashion should be fun, expressive and free — and we don’t even know who made up these rules, come to think of it. So, it’s challenging to push yourself out of your comfort zone to be a rule – breaker now (with the help of your stylist, of course).

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 5:56 pm

      Hey Fasuan,
      I totally agree! Breaking the rules in fashion is so fun!

  11. May 6, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    Fashion is an art form like any other in aspects of styling, by bending the rules you create a showcase of your unique voice on styling and that’s what I like about fashion.

    Laura xo

    • Kate
      August 30, 2019 / 5:57 pm

      My thoughts exactly!

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