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Karen Walker, Designer
"There are so many different 'rules' for what eyewear suits what face shapes, but I’m not a rules person when it comes to choosing sunglasses. My number one tip is to just have fun with them. It all comes down to your style and personality: If they feel good and [make you feel] exclamation marks when you try them on, then they’re the ones for you."
Denise Bidot, Model & Actress
"One of the most bogus rules I've ever heard is that a woman must always be on-trend to be considered fashionable. It's ridiculous to think that every new trend is going to work on every body type. But a woman isn’t less fashionable because she doesn’t want to jump on the ripped-jeans or black-choker bandwagon. Find your fashion uniform and rock it: If you love black T-shirts, don’t be afraid to fill your closet with black T-shirts. Dress it up with a bold statement necklace or down with a baseball cap and jeans. My personal fashion rule is that I wear the clothes, the clothes don’t wear me."
Roopal Patel, SVP Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue
"I've never been a fan of 'No white after Labor Day.' I first heard this when I began my career in retail; the buying team refused to buy white pieces for the stores after Labor Day. I wondered, 'Who made this up?' For every woman that follows the rules, there is another that doesn’t. One day, I simply chose to wear white after Labor Day — it was still summer and the sun was shining. Now, I love to wear white jeans year-round, even into the middle of winter. I also love a white gown any time of the year, as it can truly be a strong, breathtaking statement."
Marysia Reeves, Designer, Marysia
"That swimwear belongs near the water. I love wearing my swimsuits with skirts and treat them as bodysuits. No one seems to look twice."
Alyssa Lau, Blogger, Ordinary People
"Any fashion rule is incredulous, in my opinion. I’ve read too many magazines (and even had the misfortune of watching Fashion Police once) telling women what they can’t and shouldn't wear according to their body type and recent trends. But fashion shouldn’t be a strict guidebook: It's creative expression, and there should be no limit to what you [can] wear!"