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Break the Rules: Here's How to Rock Fashion Blunders

Staying in vogue and up-to-date with current trends is not everyone’s cup of tea. Cracking the code to runway trends is a different ball game altogether. So what’s the easy way out?

Break the fashion rules.

Put aside all these years of conditioning and nay-saying. The key to being a fashion icon today is flaunting the fashion faux pas of yesteryear and adding your own personal touch to any outfit.

Here’s how you can up your ‘Wow Factor’ in an unconventional way.

All About That Print


What was once considered a fashion don’t is now trending globally. With designers coming up with more fun prints to play around with, mixing and matching has gotten more interesting.

Prints that are making huge waves are retro, tropical, Aztec, and animal prints. Coupling a bustier blouse and A-line skirt, or a shell top with a wide leg pants in the same or clashing prints will help you nail this chic look.

Sport This Look
Break the monotony of ultra-feminine dresses by pairing them up with trendy sneakers.

Sneakers offer more than a fashionable upgrade to your outfit, they define comfort and functionality like no other. Lace up a pair when you go out for a fun brunch with your pals or even a long evening walk - they’ll add an edge to any outfit you wear.

Wear your bright sneakers with a floral printed dress and conquer the preppy look with ease. You can also don pastel shade sneakers with a bright printed dress, or wear neon printed sneakers with a more subtle outfit.

Rewind And Re-Boot

Pairing boots with slim fit jeans or trousers is so passé.

Nail that perfect boho look by wearing leather or suede boots with a floaty maxi dress. Patent boots are great for outfits with layers, and you can combine maxi skirts and dresses in earthy hues or pastel shades with ankle-length boots. If your maxi dress is sheer, you can opt for thigh-high boots, which will accentuate your legs beautifully.

Revive The 90s
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As a rule, the 90s were filled with fashion blunders that don’t deserve a comeback. With actors donning bright dungarees to actresses wearing gym tights with shiny satin dresses, it’s enough to make any fashionista shudder.

However, 90s make up more than made up for the clothing. Make up trends that failed back in the 90s like nude shades and frosted lipsticks are making a huge comeback this fall. The nude shades have evolved and are now available in a variety of matte and glossy tones. Frosted lipstick has become more muted and is now a great red carpet favorite.

Mixed Metal, Bold Mettle
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If you can’t step out without matching accessories, you need a major makeover.

Playing safe is boring. Matching metallic shades is completely outdated. The key to thinking out of the box is treating all your metallic pieces as neutral. This gives you the space to focus on the textures and designs rather than on the color of the accessories.

You can wear gold, bronze, and silver bangles together to complement a cheerful sundress. You can even wear silver flats or carry a silver clutch when your dress has gold or bronze detailing.

Artsy Yet Trendy
This trend was actually started by an old man mowing his lawn wearing black socks and sandals.

Just kidding!

We don’t actually care who pioneered this trend in the mainstream fashion scene, do we? This style is a little tricky to replicate. Pairing sheer stockings with open peep toe sandals is not everyone’s idea of fashion.

You can pair shorts with some sheer charcoal, black, or brown stockings. Slip on a pair of peep toe wedges or stilettos. This look is ideal for a casual outing or a movie date with your pals.

Double The Denim

Nothing says high street fashion like an entirely denim look.

This is one of the oldest and boldest trends of the 70s that has become popular once again. Turn heads on a busy street in your boyfriend jeans and a denim jacket with a printed crop top. You can also wear a suede coat over a pair of wide-legged overalls for the perfect denim-on-denim look.

To upgrade your street style from grungy to edgy, all you need to do is accessorize right, using metallic statement necklaces.

Desi Designs, Western Appeal

If you love your ethnic prints but aren’t sure if they gel with western silhouettes, you now have an excuse to be bold and combine the two. Mix and match ethnic prints with western cuts for a great fusion look. For instance, you can pair a Kutchi embroidered scarf with a basic tee and jeans. You can also wear traditional jodhpur pants with a graphic print t-shirt or a crop top.

You can also take a cue from the young fashionista brigade and wear the customary Indian saree with a crop top. If you want to play it subtle, you can complement your maxi dress with Rajasthani chokers and chunky earrings or Jootis.

So what’s the wait for? Start off with your online shopping spree and own the blunders like a boss.

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