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We're not ones to live according to rules — especially when it comes to our clothes. "Appropriate" and "tradition" don't really have a place in our style lexicon. In fact, we're downright contrarian when faced with a do or don't. Don't mix black and blue? Nyah-nyah. No white after Labor Day? Pllllbbbb. But, don't think we're just throwing things on in the dark without any guidance. We might be all for taking bold chances when it comes to personal style, but we still adhere to a few dictums to keep our look consistent, coherent, and us.
Now, these fundamentals don't (and shouldn't!) work for every taste, but they are 10 of the core fashion principles our editors preach and practice every day. From rules about shopping like a pro to the one little thing we think about each time we leave our homes, these are the 10 style commandments that guide our closets. Amen to that.
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