Some of these stodgy style rules are old-fashioned, others are just plain silly.
And DFW Style Daily vows to break them all in the New Year.
1. Prints Charming
Print mash-ups are definitely on our to-do list.
2. Bar None
Along those lines, let’s stop hating on horizontal stripes already.
3. The White Stuff
Why not wear white shoes after Labor Day?
We’re going to wear them whenever the heck we want.
4. Gilt-y As Charged
And we’ll pile on both gold and silver. Tastefully, of course.
5. Hip Gloss
A touch of patent leather is always in season, even in warmer months.
6. Sheer Genius
Speaking of which, our tights will not migrate to the back of a drawer come summer.
We’ll just switch to lightweight varieties.
7. Match Game
In the new year, we’ll match our nail color to our toe color, if we please.
But we’ll never match our bag to our shoes.
8. High Noon
Sorry, Mom. We’ll also be wearing our highest heels during daylight hours.
9. Better Together
We’ll keep in mind that black and brown are quite chic when coordinated,
contrary to conservative opinion.
10. In The Navy
Plus, chic neutral navy will gain a cool edge –
and maybe a few disapproving stares from octogenarians –
when paired with black accessories.
11. Get Un-Dressed
After-hours, we plan to ditch our cocktail dress from time to time,
in favor of striking separates.
12. Time To Shine
And if we need a little pick-me-up, we’ll reach for a sequin…
(Photo credits, from top: Runningwithheels.com, FreePeople.com, Gucci.com, BanglesandAnklets.com, JCrew.com, Hue.com, BeautyJamaica.com, Piperlime.com, Pinterest.com, Chictopia.com, Anthropologie.com, JCrew.com)