DT Carter high­light seven fash­ion no-nos this win­ter

‘‘Rules were meant to be bro­ken, es­pe­cially when it comes to get­ting dressed.’’

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL FEATURES -

It’s time to stop think­ing of fash­ion in terms of the 10 com­mand­ments, and start think­ing in terms of the Golden Rule. As it’s not about should I wear it, it’s about, does it look flat­ter­ing on me? With that in mind, read on for ex­pert ad­vice on how to break fash­ion’s out­dated laws skil­fully and make your look work for you. Be­cause, for ev­ery rule about style, there’s an ex­cep­tion. Mix­ing prints and pat­terns is not only ac­cept­able — it’s supremely on-trend. You can (nay, SHOULD) wear se­quins for day­time. Wear hor­i­zon­tal stripes. For­get about them mak­ing you look ‘‘wide.’’ An­other fash­ion rule to break to­mor­row? Wear red and pink to­gether. Or ‘‘colour block,’’ as fash­ion peo­ple say. Less is more is an­other bo­gus rule — more is more! In­stead of tak­ing one thing off be­fore you leave the house, put one thing on. Also com­bine: black and navy (or brown). Revel in black skirts with navy tees, black dresses with brown boots, and many other ver­sions of this sac­ri­lege. Your shoes don’t have to match your bag and belt. Mix­ing up your ac­ces­sories adds in­ter­est to an out­fit, and can make you look much more mod­ern and pol­ished - mix per­son­al­ity-driven shoes, with fairly clas­sic bags.

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