5 Fashion Non-Rules To Follow

While we strongly believe there are no hard rules when it comes to fashion, we do think there are a few "non-rules" that everyone should consider.

Fit is Everything!

There’s nothing worse than ill-fitting clothes. Not only do they look awkward on your figure, they can also make your whole get-up appear cheap. If you want to come across as polished and sophisticated, pay attention to the the fit of your clothes. 

This is especially important for dressy ensembles. Choose pieces that are not too loose and not too tight. The right-fitting clothes can make you look slimmer, taller and more elegant.



Norma Kamali Diana One-Shoulder Ruched Stretch-Jersey Dress | Nordstrom Large Brushed Teardrop Earrings | Alias Mae Layla Heel | Mel Boteri Green Moss Croc-Emboss 'Gema' Shoulder Bag 


Sometimes, Less is More 

Keep it simple! Ensembles that are too fussy can be overwhelming. Instead of risking a fashion faux pas with too much layers of fabric or clashing colors, go for an understated look that will never go out of style.


Trends are Meant to Inspire, Not Dictate

It's no big surprise that loungewear is all the rage right now, with more and more people getting accustomed to the WFH lifestyle. But if hoodies and sweats simply aren't your thing, and they make you feel more frumpy than fabulous - well then, my friend - don't sweat it. 

Make this trend your own by pairing a more fitted, neutral hoodie with a blazer in your favorite pop of color.  Finish it off with cropped jeans and big hoops and strappy heels. The key here is to use current trends as inspiration, to keep things fresh and to add a new twist to your personal style. 

Mel Boteri | 5 Fashion Non Rules To Follow | Use Trends As Inspiration



AREA Hourglass Cutout Crystal-Embellished Pink Checked Cotton and Wool-Blend Blazer  |  AGOLDE Pinch Waist High Rise Kick Jeans | BALMAIN Flocked-Logo Black Cropped Hoodie | LOREN STEWART Chimi Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings | MEL BOTERI High Gloss, Black Lizard-Print Leather 'Watson' ToteJENNIFER CHAMANDI Vittorio 90 Patent-Leather Slingback Pumps


Pay Attention To Proportions

There’s a science to creating a look that’s appealing to the eyes. Proportions need to be balanced so that your figure is not overwhelmed. If you are wearing wide leg pants, choose a top that is either cropped high or can be tucked in to show off your defined waist. Unless you are going for a high-fashion runway look, too much volume can be hard to pull off.


Let Your Unique Personality Drive You

Your personal style is supposed to be a reflection of who you are. So, don’t be afraid to throw in details that display your personality. It doesn’t have to be a big show of uniqueness. Small things like wearing a pop of your favorite color, a bold scarf or a trinket that represents your culture are great ways to personalize your look.

Mel Boteri | 5 Fashion Non Rules To Follow | Let Your Unique Personality Drive You



ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Rib Turtleneck | Reformation Roz High Waist Wide Leg Pants | Loeffler Randall Isla Suede Ankle Boots | Paco Rabanne XL Link Gold-Tone And Leather Earrings | Mel Boteri Red & Cobalt Color-Block 'Watson Micro' Tote & Crossbody Bag

Again, these are not meant to be hard rules that you must follow. Simply use our "non-rules" as guidance when you need a little nudge in the right direction on what to wear. Ultimately, the goal is to always be the best dressed version of yourself. 

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