Five Style Stereotypes and How To Break Them

Myth #2: Florals are a prim and proper pattern

Only if you wear them in a prim and proper way! The fastest way to loosen the collar of any botanical print to mix in some leather, preferably black.  Then, toss on some playful accessories (layered chain necklaces, corded friendship bracelets, slouchy knapsacks are all good options) and head out to enjoy a non-black tie event!

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Right now is a liberating time to get dressed. White denim is worn year round, women throw stripes and florals together like it's no big deal and silk pajamas are considered acceptable public attire. So with all this sartorial freedom flying around, why are we all still scared to pair polka dots with something besides red lips and a fit-and-flare skirt? And who says that leopard print can't be subtle and sophisticated?! Those are just a few of the "rules" I'm ready to break in the name of exciting new outfits. If you are, too, click through the slideshow above for the five most common style stereotypes out there and exactly how to beat them.