What we are about to embark on here is a fashion challenge my friends. A challenge to raise holy hell in your wardrobe and shake some thing up. Before we ever start, before we take those first perhaps timid steps into creating a style that you love, let’s talk about why we all need a little Fashion Anarchy in our lives. 

Fashion Anarchy started with a conversation about the rules of style. Everything from don’t wear white in winter, large women shouldn’t wear horizontal stripes and women of a certain age shouldn’t wear a mini skirt.

I looked at the woman opposite me in this conversation and realised we ALL have these rules imposed upon us. Fat or skinny, short or tall, young or old at some stage we have all been deemed inappropriate by some distant fashion authority from a who knows when era. Fashion rules that remind us that we are women and therefore can be dictated to.  

Women and rules go way back. The telling of women how to behave, how to act, who to love and what to wear is one of those things that is so ingrained in our culture that we don’t even blink an eyelid when someone says don’t wear a mini skirt if you have knobby knees, or worse chubby ones. Fashion rules impact us everyday as we judge our bodies critically to determine how best to interpret them. Hide this, play up that, too old for this?   

But it’s time to change that. 

Time to stage your own personal rebellion and start by creating and wearing a style that you love and is just for you. Not to be attractive or fit some ideal, nor to hide your imperfect body from the shame of exposure. But a style based on looks you love, crafted in such a way that you wear them confidently and proudly. No matter what your body looks like now. No matter what it once looked like or will. Now. Right now.  

That my friends is what we will tackle here. Pulling apart the ideas and ideals that make up these ‘fashion rules’.  Reminding ourselves that someone, somewhere, sometime just made them up and they don’t have to mean a single thing to us. It’s time to have fun again. Enjoy your body, your style and being a woman. There is something to be said for giving yourself permission to be totally free. So start here. 

It’s time.  

Welcome to Suger’s Fashion Anarchy. 

A place to find your own personal style by throwing out the rules. We start next Monday. Subscribe now {widget in sidebar} for updates.

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