Breaking all the fashion rules can be as simple as wearing what you want, when you want. There are plenty of voices out there who will tell you what they think you should and shouldn’t be wearing. Even more who will tell you that there’s a fixed method to looking good and being ‘cool’. I’m all for trends and new season looks and all that, it’s fun to watch the colourful world of fashion whiz by. But don’t ever let anymore dictate to you what you can and can’t wear. Your style and expression of that are as unique as you are. So honour that.

That’s the biggest rule breaker move out there, I think.

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This is me. I am hardly ever made made up, my hair always looks like it escaped from somewhere with static and I’m usually dressed in some casual, layered something something of an outfit. Something like this that doesn’t really make sense but sort of works too. Well I think so. I enjoy myself when I dress. Sure it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea {I can’t wait for someone on Pinterest to mention my shirt is too small or pants aren’t flattering} but I’m okay with that.  That’s rule breaking, my friends. Wearing what you want, when you want. Haters gonna hate.

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T-Shirt – Busted Tees {really small, try if size 18 or smaller}
Geo Print Shrug – Hope & Harvest {sold out online – gifted}
Crop Harem Pants – Autograph {similar}
Ankle Strap Sandals – Target {similar}

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  • Dana

    Looking good, love that t-shirt! I broke the rules by wearing a horizontal striped dress yesterday. However, my shoes and bag did match as that is one rule my mum drummed into me that I can’t seem to break (if the dress didn’t have a built in waist tie I would’ve had a tan belt too!) crappy rebel that I am! My step mum said that red shoes in her day meant that you were “hot to trot” so I have a few pairs :). How did they remember all these silly “rules”?

    • Thanks Dana! It’s such a fun shirt. Wish it came in plus sizes. How DID they do it!? Following all those rules must be exhausting. My Dad was always a big no to girls in boots for a similar reason to your Mum and red shoes. SO many rules. You might as well wear what you want. You’re probably breaking someone somewhere’s rule anyway. 😉

  • Trudie Bristow

    Could not agree more my love. I call it dressing authentically for you. Fashion is a true opportunity to show your personality and character. Your combo is so, so you it perfectly reflects the Suger I know, your crazy hair love it, love the shoes going to be needing them I think, the layers….love. Finally the tee, love the tee, it’s you, it says what it needs to say so stuff that in your pipe haters and smoke it.

  • sheribombblog

    I can only imagine those narrow-minded internet anon’s heads just EXPLODING when they see these images. That shirt, you’ve called them out before they can even start! HA! I actually don’t know what ‘the rules’ even are and as far as trends go, you are my sole source of information haha I’m very much of the what and when you like school of thought.

    • Head. Exploded. Haha. And what an honour that is, to be your source of such things {though I’m assuming it is a care factor thing not that I’m such a stellar source you need no one else}. What fun!

  • Wendygai

    Awesome Tee Melissa..great outfit

  • Awesome, so true, great post. I love your t-shirt and shoes, but that geo print shrug is to die for! WANT!

    • Thank you Alison. Oh yeah, I hear you! I was the lucky recipient of this beauty as a Christmas gift. I don’t think I’ve taken it off for more than 3 days in a row since.

  • SpiikerKat

    man i love that tshirt! great post, i love your attitude & hey, i think it works!

  • YES! I couldn’t agree more. Sometimes I think people put too much pressure on being ‘fashionable’. But hey, if I’m breaking rules running down the shops in something comfortable, that I like, then so be it. That top is fantastic!

    • Thanks! Way too much pressure to buy and conform and style and all that jazz. Sometimes I feel the drag, when I’m recycling an item for the fifty billionth time on this blog to buy more, to get new stuff to show off, but it’s not worth it. I have more than I need. Stuff goes out before new stuff comes in. The rest is the old fashion hamster wheel.

  • What a fun top – I just went and looked at the website – are they the angry men muppets?

  • LOVE that shrug. I need more shrugs in my life, clearly. And you have the bestest collection of tees!

    • Thanks! I like to think so. All product research, of course, for my own line. Haha. This shrug was a great pressie actually. I wear it ALL the time.