It’s Day 16 of my 31 day series and we’re now getting into the nitty gritty of our wardrobe. There’s so much to talk about!
Today we’re going to throw out the old rules and learn the new rules. First and foremost, nothing ages us like matchy-matchy.
Start with your closet, organize your closet by color. Mix and match everything. It’s a younger and hipper look.
Here’s The Old Rules vs. The New Rules according to Charla Krupp in her book How Not To Look Old.
1. Old Rule: Always match your handbag to your shoes. New Rule: Matchy-matchy will make you look oldie-oldie.
2. Old Rule: Don’t wear white after Labor Day. New Rule: Wear white in the winter and black in the summer-so chic!
3. Old Rule: Don’t wear black and navy together. New Rule: Mix black with navy—and brown.
4. Old Rule: Don’t wear different shades of black together. New Rule: Mix black and black whatever the tones.
5. Old Rule: Never mix different prints or patterns in the same outfit. New Rule: Mixed patterns look fresh when matched according to color tones.
6. Old Rule: Metallic pieces are for evening only. New Rule: Metallics are for day, too. They’re the new neutral.
7. Old Rule: Stockings should be flesh toned. New Rule: Shoes should be flesh toned, legs bare. (I know ya’ll aren’t going to like this one, Kate Middleton has helped change this a little.)
8. Old Rule: Don’t wear costume jewelry. New Rule: Faux can be fabulous!
9. Old Rule: Jeans are for daytime only. New Rule: Jeans are for evening–with heels and an embellished top.
I can’t wait to hear what ya’ll think about this list! Do you agree? Are you a matchy-matchy person?
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Beauty For the Heart~~ All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4