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Feck That To Colour Rules Like Blue & Green Should Never Be Seen. Here's How to Break 'em

We laugh in the face of stuffy style rules and mock their ridiculousness. Because we are fearless fashionistas. Hear us roar! Mwahahaha!
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By Naoimh Wilkins @NaoimhWilkins

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 12:00

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Lena Dunham in Pabal Gurang dress in red and pink

These days none of those silly colour pairings make sense

Our fashion rulebook has been gathering dust for a while now, sitting idle on the bookshelf being ignored. How’s yours looking? A bit tatty? Thrown under the bed? Good! That’s what we like to hear.

Because it really isn’t relevant anymore. These days none of those silly colour pairings make sense. No siree, you can turn your back on what was once gospel and dress with joyous abandon. Yippee. And these stylish starlets are showing us how it’s done.

RED (WHITE) AND PINK ALL OVER

Traditionally pink and red didn’t get on but the multi-talented Miss Dunham looks gorgeous in this simple strapless number, above. She doesn’t always hit the sartorial nail on the head but this look is super cute. Her elfin crop and tattoo give the elegant Thakoon dress an edge.

I would have encouraged her to be a bit braver in the accessory department but at the end of the day I heart Lena. In fact, just like my other girl crush, Drew Barrymore, I’m convinced if our paths ever crossed we’d be great pals altogether. Honestly we’d hang out. Introduce Greta Gerwig into the mix and the four of us would be a very cool clique.

MIX IT FOR YOURSELF

Feast your eyes on this lust-have Balenciaga bag. Chic, streamlined and in two standout shades no less means we’re swooning big time. Downside? You’ll have to give Matchesfashion.com a mega €870 to call this baby yours.

Now we realise showing you the real deal first was cruel but this structured River Island style ain’t half bad right? And the best bit is it’s a very responsible €53 so that’s what, I don’t know, the guts of eight hundred quid left over for, y’know, rent and food. The boring stuff. Ho-hum.

blake lively

BLUE SKY THINKING

I believe the secret to a lot of Blake’s loveliness lies in her luscious locks: it holds all her strength. Here, she’s showing off more than her hair though as she teaches us that turquoise and yellow do rub along quite nicely.

MIX IT FOR YOURSELF

These wishy-washy (in a good way) sunnies, €24, from Topshop prove the same point.

alexa chung

BACK IN BLACK & IN THE NAVY

Sometimes I decide I’ve gone right off Alexa then I see a picture like this one and think you fool! Are there still people out there who think navy and black don’t look good together? Miss Chung doesn’t do bold colours or loud patterns instead she wears stylish staples very, very well.

MIX IT FOR YOURSELF

And we can totally see Miss Chung rockin’ these Chelsea boots next season. Hardly a snip at €245 we grant you but being part of the Best of British collection at Marks and Spencer guarantees they’ll last a winter of stomping around. These bad boys rival Churches for lustiness.

zara earrings

BLUE & GREEN, NEVER TO BE SEEN? PAH!

What was that… green and blue should never be seen? Pish posh. These crackin’ Zara sparklers, €14.95, have the final word on the whole fashion rulebook debate.

There you have it folks. Don’t forget to tell us the stuffy style rules you’ve broken recently in the comments. Hurrah.

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Shygirl said...

I love clashing colours. Those 2 bags are fab.

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Kirstie McDermott said...

I know! Squeeeee!!
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Juleser said...

I'm probably gonna get slated for this but that dress is doing Lena no favours. The bags, however, are fab. As are the black & navy boots. A classic Chelsea never goes out of schtyle.

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