Blue and Black is Not a Rule!
I would like to begin this post with this statement: fashion is a game with no rules, wins whoever puts most of his own in it.
Let's take into consideration all the restraining rules that in the early 1900s forced women to wear only long and puffy dresses with huge hats. Do you remember who began wearing pants, riding-boots and man shirts at that time? Of course you do, Coco Chanel! Well. by breaking the rules she created not only one of the most successful brands in the fashion industry, but a new trend that launched women's fashion in a new era! Let's say it clearly, if it wasn't for her, who knows how long it would have taken for us to wear pants!!!
What about all the skin we show or the boyish looks we are able to wear because of today's fashion? Only fifty years ago, we would have been considered crazy. Why? Because it would have meant breaking society's rules, therefore also the rules of fashion.
Another rule of fashion that we thought was unbearable is the blue/black or the brown/black combo. Well, these "strange" combos have been reevaluated by many fashion designers (you should check out the Fendi, Balenciaga, or Alexander Wang AW 2014/15 collections!). We are all in need for freedom, to go beyond the standards and beyond the rules. And as society is in need for these values, fashion it is as well. With this I am happy to tell you that you can wear whatever you feel it is right to wear because, again, fashion has no rules! I mean, I wore black and blue, is that bad?!?
Photos by Giulia Mastandrea
ZARA crop top
STRADIVARIUS midi skirt
RIVER ISLAND booties