Saturday, July 25, 2009

The 10 Commandments of Fashion

My first "10 things" post! I've been super busy this week and haven't been able to post much, but I'm back!

Here are The 10 Commandments of Fashion. These are my ever constant rules even though fashion trends and individual style are always changing. These 10 things are very important, and will always help you stay looking your best.

1. Thou shalt be you.

Fashion is all about expressing yourself. Individuality. Showing yourself to the world through your clothes and the way you present yourself.

2. Thou shalt wear the right underwear.

Get a bra that fits! Please, no more quad-boob (aka muffin boob). Make sure your bra is supportive and perfectly fit to your body. No more panty lines. No more, no more! Sometimes the right underwear is no underwear.

3. Thou shalt dress for thy body.

Figure out your body shape and go with it. If you are curvy, don't try to force something that only really looks good on stick figures. If you are shorter, learn what to wear to make make yourself look taller and learn what length skirts and dresses will elongate your legs.

image from stylehive

4. Thou shalt not follow trends blindly

You do not need to follow every trend that comes through the fashion world. Some things wont work for your personal style and will look out of place. Would you jump off a cliff because everybody else was doing it? Don't allow the current powers that be to dictate everything you wear. Not that you shouldn't be "trendy" just choose things that work for you.

5. Thou shalt only buy and wear clothes that fit.

No more "i really want these shoes but they only size left is 1/2 a size too small...i can make it work". No more "AFTER my diet I will fit into this". Buy clothes that fit you now. Period.

6. Thou shalt not spend beyond thy means.

Bargain shop, girl! Also, having the new "it" bag means nothing if you don't have any money to go out and show it off. Chanel don't pay the rent baby.

7. Thou shalt not forsake thy full length mirror.

You need to look into a full length mirror before you leave the house. Check out the hair, makeup, clothes, shoes, accessories. Make sure everything gels and the entire look fits and is well put together.

8. Thou shalt respect thy fashion elders.


And classic, timeless pieces.

9. Thou shalt not shop aimlessly.

I don't mean you shouldn't shop just for the fun of it. I mean that every purchase you make should have thought behind it. What can I wear this with? When will I wear it? What does it match? If I have nothing to wear it with, do I like it enough to buy other things to go with it? Will I wear it enough? These thoughts will not only save you money, but also keep you from having those random pieces in your closet that you never wear.

10. Thou shalt have fun!

Fashion is fun. Expressing yourself is fun. Shopping is fun. Don't make fashion and style too much work!


  1. this is a PERFECT list!love love love 1,2,3,4,5!!! oh and 6,7,8,9,10 :)

  2. What a great list!! I can't wait for your next 10 things list.

  3. hey thanks for stopping by my blog! great fashion commandments and oh so true!


  4. love these commandments!!

    wearing crocs is NOT OKAY

  5. This is SUCH a great list! As I read each one I adamantly agreed, laughed and even cried...OK maybe not cried ;) Stores should not let even customers leave if they break commandments 3,4 and 5. Looking forward to your next 10!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend :) xx

  6. ohh yeahh GIRL! This list is damn good! It should hang is every woman's closet!

    bisous! xoxo deva.

  7. Totally genius post ~ I love this list, especially #5!


  8. great tips! along with that full-length mirror check, make sure to check if there's anything on your butt! far too often i see people walking around with odd-coloured strings or maybe a white or brown stain/spot somewhere on the butt of their pants. not good.

  9. Number 2 is my number 1 commandment!!

  10. Haha, this is such a great list! Love it - especially the underwear one :)

  11. I really like this first 10-list! Can't wait to read more ones! (will save this page, really interesting!).

  12. loooool!!!! How wonderfully, fabulously brilliant!! I love every inch of the this post! What a great firth 10-things post! I love it!

  13. Thou shall definitely take these 10 commandments into consideration!

    and Thanks for visting my blog! Welcome to the world of fashion blogging! xoxo

  14. ooh! This was great! Definitely helps. LOL :D

  15. Chanel don't pay the rent baby!
    So true... such a hard lesson to learn though. *deep guilty sigh*

  16. AMEN! Your list is absolutely fantastic dear!! Hope you had a beautiful weekend :)

  17. Hehe great list! I really wish I could carry this around with me and unfurl it at the opportune moments when I see various people on the street!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  18. I love this list...I totally agree!

  19. Very very true. I agree with all of it. I also think that at the end of the day, people shouldn't take fashion too seriously. Obsessing over trends, certain 'it'items' and other things is fine, but some seem to let it dominate their lives. People should also give that a rest and go out, have fun, travel and perhaps help a charity (to justify all that shopping ;-)

  20. i love those commandment. every single one is very true and crocs are the shoes of satan. awful, i don't care how comfy they are, that's what trainers and slippers are for!

  21. Wow! I love these. I have to add, thou shalt always be comfortable. That's my 11. LOL!

  22. OMG Hilarious!!! ans so true....each one of them seems very well-thought and nicely written!

  23. I am having a really tough time with number 6!

  24. i adore those charge. each and every one is valid and crocs are the shoes of satan. terrible, i couldn't care less how comfortable they are, that is the thing that mentors and shoes are for!


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