Fashion. It’s a funny old thing, isn’t it? In an ideal world we can use it to feel empowered, but on the other hand it seems to have so many different rules that dictate what you should or shouldn’t be wearing depending on your body shape, personal tastes, age and yes, what time of year it is. But we say rules are made to be broken and with the help of offers available with New Look voucher codes, you can smash some those conventions traditionally consider fashion faux pas…
Now, seeing as we don’t celebrate it in the UK, we’re not entirely sure when Labor Day is (in September at some point? Possibly?), but the ‘no white after Labor Day rule’ espoused by many an American fashion mag isn’t something you have to stick to. Have they never seen the Stay Another Day video?
No Pastels or Prints
Just as plain as possible thank you very much. You’d think we all had to blend into the background once Halloween is over apart from the obligatory Christmas jumper come December, but this is far from the case, with many retailers now offering winter florals, dazzling prints and other things to get you noticed in the long winter months.
No Bright Colours
Didn’t you know we’re not supposed to have fun in the cold weather? If traditional fashion bods are to be believed, then winter is all about looking austere and muted. It’s all complete rubbish of course, and if you prefer bright colours then you go ahead and wear bright colours. And you’ll even been spreading a bit of cheer, something that’s usually lacking in November.
No Navy and Black Together
Even those who do prefer to wear darker colours in the winter are subject to rules and regulations it seems. Apparently they cannot, under any circumstances wear navy and black shades together in the same outfit. Look, we know everyone was sick of the whole ‘is it white and gold or black’? dress debate from last year, but this is taking it too far. Navy and black is A-OK in our book.
No Shorts in Winter
Well, if you want to wear shorts in the colder months then it’s completely up to you. It might be a bit nippy, but there’s nothing wrong with pairing them with some tights or leggings. And you might want to opt for some brightly-coloured ones or – shock horror – those with a snazzy print.
No Tights or Socks with Open Toes
Us Brits have long been famous for championing the socks-and-sandals look when on holiday, but we’re not talking the white socks and brown sandals brigade here (not that there’s anything wrong with that either), but rather matching a posh pair of heeled sandals or opened toed shoes with some opaque tights, of whatever tights you like. And in this day and age we can all agree that actually, this look is incredibly on point and as far from a fashion faux pas as you can get.
No Daytime Metallics
It is often thought that shiny things are for the evening only, but this doesn’t have to be the case. It is also thought that you shouldn’t mix gold and silver in one outfit, but this isn’t the case either. Just ask Beyonce…
If you’re eager to break these winter fashion rules but don’t want to break your fashion budget in the process, New Look voucher codes can help you along the way with a number of discounts including 20% off when you subscribe to their newsletter. You can use this to save on new winter items such as their Black Floral Chiffon Wrap Front Dress (£24.99), the Brown Animal Print Funnel Neck Jumper (£24.99) and the Gold Metallic Loafers (£22.99).
By Anna Scott, 4th November 2016