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| by Zeina Tawfik

9 Accessorizing Rules You Totally Should Break!

Rules were made to be broken. Yes, that's the number one rule you should follow when it comes to fashion and style. Of course, there are classic fashion rules that are there to help us with styling, but others are just oh-so-ridiculous or too restraining. Here are some accessorizing fashion rules to break. Things that were once a "no-no" are now perfectly acceptable, it's all about how you pull your whole look together, and how you use accessories to reflect your personal style.

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9 accessorizing rules to break:

1. Don't mix silver and gold jewelry

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It's totally okay to mix silver and gold jewelry. If you're wearing a silver tone watch, it's perfectly acceptable to stack up golden bracelets next to it. Also, a rings party looks great when you have the perfect mix of silver and gold rings. Don't you think it gets boring when everything is matchy-matchy? However, experimenting with dainty jewelry pieces is the best way to mix silver and gold jewelry if you still have doubts.

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2. Less is more

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Image Credits: Sandra Semburg Via Vogue Paris

Coco Chanel once said: "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory." Well, Coco does have a point, sometimes, less is more. However, I do believe that more is more, you just need to strategically pick your accessories, and make sure that you don't look like you've been attacked by a carnival. Just to affirm, more is more when it comes to your stacked bracelets or rings party. Wearing a statement necklace with mega-sized earrings and a couple of cocktail rings is not a look that can be easily pulled off, but it is possible and Anna Dello Russo is proof of that. 

3. Always match your handbag, shoes, and belt

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Image Credits: Darrel Hunter Via Teen Vogue

It might have been the trend back in the days, but the coordinated set look should be immediately abandoned, as it'll only make you look outdated. Add more interest to your outfit by mixing and matching your accessories. Don't be afraid to experiment with different shades, textures and styles. A classic Chanel flap-bag paired with your favorite Converse sneakers? Yes, that's a look that would totally work out!

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4. Sneakers are only for the gym

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Image Credits: Getty/Christian Vierig Via PopSugar

Gone are the days when sneakers were only for the gym. Sneakers are now trendy more than ever, worn with everything from jeans, to skirts and dresses. You can make them work with a casual outfit, or even clash them with a dressed up look. A pair of shoes that combines functionality, comfort and style? Of course, we'd never say no to that.

5. Tall girls shouldn't wear heels

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Image Credits: Getty Images Via Glamour

Says who? And that's coming from a tall girl who loves to wear heels, and gets comments such as, "Why do you wear heels when you're already tall?" Tall or short, girls should wear whatever they desire without anyone dictating them on what to do. So tall girls, wear heels, chin up and just walk away.

6. Clutches are only for evenings

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Just because clutches are small in size, doesn't mean they're only intended for evenings. They might have been a necessity for an evening look back in the days, but today, clutches can be worn day or night. Take your pick from mini clutches, to over-sized ones, you should be able to tell what will work for the office and what is more suitable for a night out on the weekend.

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7. A big bag is just for practicality

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Image Credits: Shutterstock Via The Zoe Report

Yes, we love them because they carry everything we could ever need. But, and that's a big butt, ever since they came in fashion, we're also obsessed with how they look. So even if you don't actually need to carry a big bag, you can still wear one because you want to and it looks really cool.

8. Strappy heels are just for summer

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Image Credits: Raimonda Kulikauskiene/Getty Images Via Nylon

This might cause some confusion or disagreements, but thanks to street style stars, we're finally seeing proof that strappy and open toed sandals look really great with fall and winter clothing as well. So you can enjoy your sexy strappy beauties starting now, no need to wait for summer. Just make sure you're not spending most of the day outside so you don't freeze your toes. 

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9. Silk scarves are worn only on the neck and hair

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Image Credits: Olivia Palermo

Face masks have become an essential part of our attire these days. And thankfully Olivia Palermo is here to remind us all that silk masks are not meant to be used as headscarves and for wrapping around neck or bag. She created her own rules and used them as a cover over her mask to make health protection as chic as it can be. 


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