STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Breaking The Rules

Style Advice of the Week

Forget what you’ve learned. Throw it all out the window. There are so many fashion rules that I’d love to break at once (re: never mix and match prints, don’t wear white after labor day) but whoever decided that black and blue should never be paired together is simply wrong and outdated. From androgynous black and blue separates at Miu Miu to two-tone prints at Erdem, the runways were choc-full with this color combination this fall. You know I love breaking the rules. And if the runways didn’t make it official, this Fashionista brought the runway trend to the streets of Boston.

Cold weather in Boston means heavy coats and scarves. The one must-have item for all Bostonians during a New England winter is a good winter coat. So as not to drown in a sea of black peacoats, this Fashionista updated her look with black and blue hues. While her skirt hits mid-calf for a more conservative look, note the flirty details like her Amy Winehouse cat eyes and printed flats.

The pairing of blues can range from bright cobalt to neutral navy. Layer a black leather jacket on top of this blue chiffon NASTY GAL Split Up Dress for a striking duo, perfect for a night out on the town. For a bag similar to this Fashionista's, try the ASOS Leather Boxy Bag with top Handle.

Because the two colors resemble one another so much, wearing black and navy is one of the biggest fashion “no-no's,” but when styled correctly, the sultry-duo can turn a plain outfit into a dramatic, fashion-forward look. A good tip for styling black and blue is to make sure one color is more dominant than the other. This Fashionista's blue skirt pops when paired with a predominantly black ensemble.

Incorporating trends into your wardrobe each season can get a little pricey though, so try adding blue accents when wearing black. With just one or two pieces you can make your wardrobe feel brand new again. From a cobalt scarf like this Staring at Stars Shredded Eternity Scarf, to a gold and blue cuff like this A.V. Max Studded Enamel Cuff Bracelet, you can experiment with all kinds of accessories. Whether it's a subtle accessory or a bright blue dress for a holiday party, the black-and-blue combo is a great winter palette this season. After all, rules are made to be broken.

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Breaking the “rules”

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Today it seems when it comes to fashion anything goes. Stars like Lady Gaga challenge almost every fashion rule in the book. Although her outfits are outlandish, we are still drawn her style and try to re-create it. With Hollywood and the runways being filled with such jaw dropping attire, some still believe that mixing brown and black is a fashion don

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