5 So-Called Fashion "Faux Pas" You Should Ignore Once And For All

Photographed by Christian Vierig.
There are certain fashion rules that make sense to follow. Your office dress code, for instance, unless you want to get fired. Public-indecency laws, too, unless you want to get a ticket. But rules and faux pas that seem to exist only so people have something to gossip about at parties are a load of crapola.

Don't wear blue and black together? No evening wear in the sunlight? Well, excuse us while we present several pieces of evidence that suggest otherwise. Ahead, five common faux pas you might have worried about perpetrating, and the reasons you should just go ahead and commit them anyway.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Evening wear as daytime wear typically can get you looked at sideways on the street — but when you're mixing and matching your glam stuff with your casual stuff, it can be the good kind of double-take.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Not only can you wear blue and black in the same outfit, but you definitely should, especially when the shade of blue you're working with is as electric as this.
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Dresses over pants have been considered a strange combination, which has always been a strange thing to us, considering all the different cultures around the world for whom this silhouette is considered de rigueur. Choose a dress and pants in the same color combo for maximum impact.
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Socks and sandals? Well, we get it if you don't think the look is for you. But if you're not scared to pull it off, just remember this: Keep your socks clean, your sandals strappy, and your outfit snazzy. Haters gon' hate, but you look great.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
What exactly does it mean to dress your age? If it means we can't tote around stuffed critters on our work bag, we don't want any part of it.
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