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.
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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.
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!