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5 Idiotic Fashion Rules — & How To Break Them

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    When you consider that most fashion rules have been around since your grandma was kicking it in seamed stockings, it can suddenly seem a little silly that we're still beholden to them. Sure, there was a time when wearing white to a wedding would make the bride see red, and when socks with sandals were strictly for the AARP set. But, cool girls know that with a little flair and finesse, you can get away with all kinds of rule-busting — and that's what makes getting dressed fun.

    So, we're here to show you how to officially break up with five totally out-of-touch style commandments. Go ahead, rebel girls, let 'em clutch their pearls.

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