Luvvie’s Rules of Fashion

Aight, so no one died and made me the Queen of Fashion…but write I shall about the rules that I make for myself *It’s my Blog and I can do as I please :-p*. Now…

Luvvie’s Rules of Fashion
These rules are some of the basics I live by, and are in no particular order.

1. Be careful when wearing colors close to your skin tone.
— This doesn’t mean DON’T wear your skin color, but it does mean that when you do, you must ensure that you wear another color to accent it, so people don’t think you’re nude. One of my friend’s sisters is light-skinned, and she LOVES wearing tan. Everytime I see her from afar roking tan, I’m momentarily shocked at her BOLD decision to be topless. But alas…

2. Matching is good, but don’t overdo it.
— Everyone knows someone who is a fan of the monochromatic look, but rocking ALL red from head to toe will either have you looking like a cherry twizzler of the kool aid man. Rocking all yellow will make you look like Tweety the bird, and rocking all blue will make you look like a Bic. Just don’t.

3. Play with a variety of colors, but don’t overdo it.
— Wear colors that complement each other, like brown/tan, white/black/silver/, most colors/navy, red/neutrals. But be careful not to clash by staying away from colors that really don’t look good together. We are in a time when the ’80s seem to be making a comeback *shivers*. People rocking all types of colors that don’t go together all in the name of “mismatched fashion.” It’s a mess.

4. White after labor day can be done, but typically not in pants.
–This isn’t necessarily a fashion rule, but a sensible one. Who wants to wear white when leaves are falling everywhere, and it looks REALLY messy out. That white will end up looking like the color of dirty dishwashing liquid. Not good.

5. Balance out your top and bottom.
–If you have on a skimpy top, the bottom you wear should be fuller, and vice versa. That way, people won’t take you for a streetwalker. Or Britney Spears.

6. Don’t be TOO trendy
–Trends are fine to do, but be careful to not incorporate EVERY trend out in ONE outfit. (i.e. Wearing a kimono top w/ dressy short shorts, and cowboy boots are a BIT much! You may try to show that you’re trendy, but putting it ALL together is not the way)

7. Buy classics.
–I’m starting to LIVE by this rule. Buy clothes that you will be able to wear 5-10 years down the road. If you look in your closet, and you are unsure whether you can rock that outfit even a week from now, without being deemed “behind the times”, then that let’s you know that it’s not a classic. Although I did not ever indulge in ponchos and boxing boots, I KNOW I had me a collection of 4 jumpsuits (hanging head in shame).

I think that’s it.

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  • NaijaSweetz July 19, 2011, 9:37 pm

    “People rocking all types of colors that don’t go together all in the name of “mismatched fashion.” It’s a mess.”

    Can I get an amen? It’s particularly annoying when those people turn around and tell you that you’re boring and old fashioned because you’re always looking to wear colours that do flow and actually make sense together.

    PS: I compiled a list of blogs that I intend to go through in their entirety, and yours is up. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing random responses to posts made in years past.

    • Luvvie July 19, 2011, 9:40 pm

      I LOVE it when folks comment on my old posts! So feel free! And thanks! 😀

  • TajMahal July 11, 2012, 9:52 pm

    Yeah, this is an old post and I’m commenting on it. So?! *In my little kid voice* LOL

    I’m the Classic Queen! I don’t do labels (with the brand plastered all over it), I don’t do big trends or crazy colors, but I love a classic look with styles that are flattering and last a long time. I’ll tear that clearance rack up, and STILL look better than a woman in a $2,000 outfit! I can get good use out of what I buy for a long time and have money to buy more cute stuff. I’m an Econ major, that’s what I do…more bang for the buck, dammit! LOL