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Five Fashion Rules You Should Break

Do you know what we have to say about not wearing white pants after Labor Day? EFF THAT! And eff all of the other fashion rules that we're supposed to abide by. Who came up with these restrictions anyway? Click through to see what other rebellious decisions we'll be making this summer and fall. You're gonna love 'em.

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Rule # 1: No White Pants After Labor Day—Or Before Memorial Day

3.1 Phillip Lim, Fall 2012

Fashion initially warmed up to this idea by producing a ton of ivory winter whites. Now, they're going all in. Stark white in the winter time (and currently, for spring) is happening. Click through to see more white-on-white looks.

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The tweed jacket anchors the white top and pant.

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White on white on white—why not?

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Like a snow fairy.

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Rule # 2: No Pastels Past Easter

Cacharel, Fall 2012

One of the biggest trends for fall is pastel colors. And Spring 2012 was filled with dark colors. Go figure. Maybe global warming is confusing all of the fashion houses? Whatever the reason, there are so many cozy, pretty pastels to choose from. Click through to see more pastels.

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Light hues, yet so wintry.

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Mix a little short with a fluffy sweater.

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One of our very favorite fall looks.

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The heavy fabric is key.

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Rule # 3: No Pattern Mixing

Dries Van Noten, Cacharel, Fall 2012

Look for the craziest prints you can find and mix them all together—because it's fun! (And it can look very chic.) Click through to see more pattern mixing.

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Miu Miu—you crazy, girl.

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Dries loves mixing prints.

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Rule #4: No Denim on Denim

Levi's, Fall 2012

You KNOW we're always breaking this rule. It's one of our favorite pastimes. This is America, if there's anywhere you can wear head-to-toe denim, it's here. Click through to see more denim-on-denim looks.

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Menswear denim.

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Skinny-all-over denim.

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Rule #5: Dressing Your Age

Whether you're 12 and want to channel Tavi Gevinson's granny style or you're a granny and want to wear playful kiddie-inspired looks—GO FOR IT. Dressing your age is for people that don't know how to have fun! Click through to see more anything-but-age-appropriate looks.

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Double rule-breaker! White pants and a youthful graphic!

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Another cool graphic sweatshirt at Balenciaga.

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Proof that a girly dress plus cutesy Mary Janes can still look grownup.

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