Out With the Old: 18 Real-Girl Fashion Rules to Follow This Year
Here in the fashion world, it feels like everyone is always telling us what to do: wear this, ditch that, and please, never, ever do this. But while we do enjoy a good trend and the designer red carpet gown, we're real girls like the rest of you. If a shoe hurts, we don't wear it. If we want to spend the day in our sweatpants, we do. And if we don't have the money to splurge on that It designer bag, well, the similar, cheaper version will do.
So now that 2015 is in full swing, we thought we'd revisit those old, don't-you-dare-type rules and come up with our own, better versions. They're way easier to follow, but if you break 'em . . . nothing will happen.
Staying in Pajamas All Day
The weekends and working from home are judgment free. Plus, haven't you heard? Wearing your PJs in public is actually a thing.
Wearing the Same Jeans Multiple Times Before Washing Them
Who has time to do laundry every day? These aren't even that dirty.
Wearing Sweatpants — in Public
Sweatpants are back and better than before — we just refer to them as joggers now because of the stigma.
Being a Basic B
What is wrong with liking ordinary things?! Just hand us our Starbucks and leave us alone!
Choosing Comfort Over Everything
If we can't breathe or move in a dress, it's not going on our body.
Repeating Outfits No One Saw You In
Like our grandma's going to post this to Instagram? We don't think so . . .
Being Confident With the Way You Look
Don't apologize for looking good. Own it.
Embracing the Turtleneck Trend
This isn't '90s. It's warm, it's stylish, and it feels like a hug in the form of a sweater.
Ditching Painful Heels For Flats
Say no to blisters.
Saving Your Money Until a Purchase Is Really Worth It
So what if my bag isn't designer and only $50? Taylor Swift does it.
Wearing Sneakers With Dresses
It's not all about the heels and the booties, you know. Just look at all the sneaker and dresses street style.
Wearing White After Labor Day
Hellooo Winter white.
Skipping Tights Altogether
It may be cold, but what are nylons doing anyway? So not necessary.
Mixing Metals or Costume Jewelry With Real Pieces
It just so happens that diamond studs pair perfectly with BaubleBar.
Sets are cute, but we're suckers for mixing prints.
Wearing Metallics During the Day
Who says silver and sequins are just for the evening? Shine on, people. Shine on.
Pairing Denim With Denim
Insulting names aside, this trend has been around now for quite some time. Embrace it, love it, channel you inner Alexa Chung.