After a few years of watching fashion shows and being a slave to sale stickers and clearance signs, I decided it was time to make my own set of rules to keep myself looking my best and from wasting money. There is something about a discount that makes me do stupid things.(I'm looking at YOU sale room at Anthro! And the red sticker at Target. Danger!) So after spending some time purging my closet and trying on a lot of my own things I came up with my rules. Not yours or Tim Gunn's (love you, Tim!), mine, for my body and my lifestyle.
No pants above the ankle bone- a tiny crop is good but no more.
No paisley, plaid or dots.
No pastel pink or peach.
No red lipstick.
When it doubt, wear a heel.
If the model or mannequin doesn't look thin in it, neither will I.
No blond highlights.
No cleavage. (date night and swimwear excluded)
More is more- layer with items and with color.
Skirts must be just above the knee, no longer, no shorter.
Colored shoes make my heart happy.
So, how about you, do you have your own set of rules? If you do, share one or two, I'd love to hear them. And, if you don't, this may be a good time to think about it. Consider what makes you feel your best, what colors make you happy, what washes you out, or what mistake you make over and over. You'll look better and spend your money on items that you'll wear more often!