Jewel tones, in the summer? I’ll admit, it’s a bit unconventional. There is an expectation, or a “rule”, that summer clothing should be light and bright. However, that aesthetic doesn’t always appeal to me. Regardless of the time of year, jewel tones are my favorite colors to wear.
Fashion “rules” in general can drive me a little crazy sometimes. I often find them more limiting than helpful, and I think they can hold people back from truly discovering their personal style. I mean, it’s called personal style for a reason!
Why should you let some outdated rule tell you…
…that you can’t wear navy with black?
…that it’s unacceptable to wear white after Labor Day?
…that your skin tone is incompatible with certain colors?
Answer: you shouldn’t! There is a time and place for rules, but I think a part of personal style is creating your own unique set of rules. You should have the freedom to explore and decide for yourself what is acceptable, and what is not.
Today’s post features yours truly, rebelling in my own little way by wearing fall jewel tones in the summer. Since the dress and the cardigan are in darker colors, I kept the rest of the outfit light with some pearl tassel earrings and simple nude pumps.
earrings | made by me
cardigan | Target | similar
dress | Target | exact
shoes | Famous Footwear | similar
Tell me, what fashion rules do you choose to ignore?