We'll be honest here, and tell you that the inspiration for this piece came from actress Blake Lively, she of Gossip Girl fame and also known as Mrs. Ryan Reynolds. Blake has been promoting her new film The Shallows abroad, and practically each outfit she wore on her morning and late night talk show appearances has been flawless. As one fan quipped, she is slaying the maternity style (yes, she's pregnant).
What we love even more is how Blake reminds us that the only rule we have to remember when it comes to fashion: never say never. Here's how Blake as well as other local celebrities and personalities are showing us how to become rule breakers.
Fashion rule: Don’t mix casual pieces and formal attire.
You'll never listen to that rule after you see how Blake wore a jean jacket over her formal gown. It's effortless, refreshing, and fuss-free. Fashion rule: Sports wear should be worn only for, well, sports.
Yes, this hooded jacket is unlikely for sports, but it is active wear! The point is we'd probably wear this over jogging pants, not with a feathered cocktail dress.
Fashion rule: Curvy girls avoid bold prints.
Who says curvy girls should stay away from bold prints? Take a cue from pretty mama Karla Estrada as she confidently flaunts this fun black and printed dress.
Fashion rule: Do not mix prints. Mixing prints in one outfit was once a fashion no-no, but when done tastefully, the result can be chic and sophisticated. Exhibit A: Jolina Magdangal-Escueta’s look.
Fashion rule: Avoid going matchy matchy.
Thought wearing one color for both top and bottom would only work during the 80’s? Stylish mama Chesca Garcia- Kramer proves us wrong with this pretty and sophisticated co-ords (that's what the trendy are now calling coordinated dressing).
Fashion rule: Match your accessories.
Should the color of your belt match the color of your shoes or was that bag? Anyway, fashion should be fun, and that’s what Jolina Magdangal-Escueta’s look is all about! Accessories need not match, but just make sure the ones used compliment and punctuate the look.
Fashion rule: Sneakers are only for sporty looks.
Uh, not anymore. We love how Mariel Padilla pulled off the dress + sneakers trend with a chic white-tan-blush palette.
Fashion rule: Tulles, ruffles, and all things girly should always stay girly.
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Marie Lozano’s casual denim button down top paired with a romantic tulle skirt and edgy studded heels may be unexpecte, but it’s definitely fun, well put together, and sophisticated.
Fashion rule: Never wear black and brown together. Breaking this ancient sartorial rule and looking every inch like the style star is designer Amina Aranaz-Alunan. She tops her chic black outfit (we love her skirt!) with a long brown sleeveless vest. Check out her heels and the clutch--they seal the deal for us!