Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

rule-breaker-1892968_1920.jpgFor every list of fashion/beauty don’ts, there is at least one cutting edge fashionista who will then take that list and turn it into her own fashion/beauty TO DO list. These are the ladies (and gents) that refuse to toe the line and become the trendsetters. Even when they fail they win. Why? Because we’re watching. We’re interested to see what they will do next. They don’t fear presenting a public look that fails. They are unaffected, brave trailblazers.

Do you look at your wardrobe/accessories/makeup and think you need something new to add spice and pizzazz? Try breaking the rules you’ve been following in your head instead of hitting the nearest shopping mall. Break up those jewelry sets. Mix and match casual with dressy.  Flip your part.  Wear unexpected colors together. Paint your lips a trendy color.  Layer, layer, layer: tops, socks, bracelets, necklaces, watches, eye shadows, fragrances, mascara, scarves and on and on.

Still stuck?  Invite over a trusted/respected/idolized friend or family member and ask them to put together a few looks for you using the wardrobe, accessories and beauty products you already have on hand.  Allow yourself to see your collection through fresh eyes.

Don’t stop pushing your own boundaries.  Step outside your comfort zone.  Try something new for you once per month. Or per week.  Stop believing that fashion and beauty is only acceptable if.  There is no if.  Go make waves.  Get people talking.  Shock people.

Fashion is meant to be fun.  A creative expression of our personalities.  Give yourself permission to break rules and explode expectations.  It’s time.

4 thoughts on “Rules – What Rules?

  1. Cate says:

    I just was thinking about this. I had Tucker’s girlfriend Madelynn over last night to help me go through my wardrobe (clothes, shoes, scarves, and jewelry) to weed out the unhelpful/unused pieces and pull together new styles. It was so strange to have someone come in to my closet and tell me to break some of those rules I’d been following – like pairing dressy and casual pieces, layering two flowy things, or even wearing black and brown together. It’s freeing to realize that if you bend a rule here and there, you get a lot of mileage out of a simple wardrobe.

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    1. hethrgood says:


      Grandma Debbie and I discussed this very thing the other day (thus the blog post) and how too many people try to stick to conventional rules and opt out of looks because they think they can’t pull them off. I’ve shown her time and again how she CAN pull off a variety of looks that she never thought she could.

      It’s super fun to open someone else’s eyes to the unlimited boundaries of style out there – part of the reason I’m an Avon lady!


  2. Rakkelle says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Thankfully, I have always created my own fashion rules. Yeah, I’m a rebel like that.

    Who says you can’t blend 2 or even 3 lipstick colors and come up with your own color?

    Who says you can’t wear a plain white T-shirt with baggy, camouflage pants and killer heels? Who says that particular look must always be worn with sneakers?

    I make it all work! 😉

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    1. hethrgood says:

      I’d expect nothing less from you!

      In my head I can totally picture you in the outfit you described – FIERCE!

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