Fashion & Style

6 Fashion Laws: Still Relevant?


When I was interning at a big fashion magazine, I showed up to work on the first day thinking I looked edgy. It didn’t take long for me to be schooled on what’s edgy — and what’s a definite no-no. A “Fashion Law”, if you will.

6 Fashion Laws: Still Relevant?

Years later I’m still left wondering: Do the industry’s so-called Fashion Laws still apply? This set of  fashion commandments is an ever-changing code that governs the sense of style for many. The fashion-conscious among us grew up with these rules and obeyed them like a teacher with a multiple personality disorder. Let’s take a look at six fashion laws that we’ve commonly encountered and assess how they hold up in today’s climate.

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing and modeling while on the road. If she did have a home, it would be New York City, where she grew up. She infuses Urbanette Magazine with more than its fair dose of insight into the world of high-end living, and loves to show up in her latest Manolo's (her obsession) and the newest comfy Edun release. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, Googles, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.


  1. While I personally believe that individual style can’t be dictated by universal rules, there is a practical side to consider when choosing to wear white. In the city jungle it would be a wonder for a white dress or skirt to make it through the day and remain spotless. And it’s hard to look your best when splashed with dirt from a passing car… Actually, this is the main reason I often opt for black or other dark colors.

  2. Courtney Watson

    I was wondering about some of these! So, brown shoes and bag, with white pants in the winter is OK?? I love that look but was always too scared to sport it…

  3. Advice that can be adapted to any fashion trend…Thanks for these great tips!

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