Indiana Wardrobe Stylist Says to Break the Rules: Part 2

Hello there! As we enter into the new year, there are some rules about fashion that I think are outdated and should be broken. I am an Indiana Wardrobe Stylist and I believe that your style should tell people about you. For example, do you like looking professional while being comfortable? Then you should check out these athleisure jackets to add a unique touch to your personal style by David Edwards Clothier. Here are a few more rules and tips I think you should break to push the boundaries!

Match your socks to your jeans or trousers.

There is a time and a place for most things in fashion, including matching your socks to your trousers. Sometimes understated is best. However, for day-to-day wear, socks are a great way to tell your story and express your personal style. Don’t allow the color of your pants to dictate your sock choice. If colorful or patterned socks are new to you, start small and build from there. Begin with colors that work nicely with your wardrobe. If you wear a lot of grays, for example, look at socks with royal blue or sunny yellow in them (or both). There are many color and pattern choices out there. Try a few to begin and branch out from there. Get creative and have fun. Even if no one sees them, fun, colorful socks give you a mental lift.

Do not wear pink.

Pink has a reputation as a feminine color, and many men avoid it for this reason. My challenge to you is to throw out the notion that any color is feminine or masculine. They’re just colors, and there’s a shade of pink for everyone. As a very general rule of thumb, brighter pinks work well on those with deep, rich coloring, while softer, less saturated pinks work well on those with fairer body coloring. If you are thinking of introducing new colors into your wardrobe, including pink, look over your wardrobe in its entirety to see the color repetition. Then, try to find colorful items the next time you shop. It is easy to reach for the same colors each time, so you might have to tell yourself to step away
from the navy blue (wink).

Accessorize sparingly.

As with the socks mentioned earlier, accessories express your personal style. These include your shoes, neckties, pocket squares, socks, pins, tie bars, and so on. However, don’t shy away from pieces that have been viewed as feminine in the past. If it suits your personal style, wear a bracelet or a necklace stack. You can introduce a new color into your outfit with accessories. However, it’s okay if they color-coordinate, too. It depends on the impact you are going for. Metals like gold, silver, and rose gold are neutral, and they work with everything. Abandon the idea that an accessory is masculine or feminine and start viewing accessories as simply accessories. If you feel drawn to it, buy it. Moving your style forward means trying new things and seeing what works.

Bonus Tip: Here’s one rule I’d like you to keep: be yourself at all times.

There’s only one you. You are what makes the clothing cool. (COPYRIGHT: 2023 DAVID EDWARDS CLOTHIER)

If my style appointments with male clients, I also stress finding your personal style and the very best styles for your coloring and build. If you’d like to know more, please reach out for a style and shopping appointment.

I am privileged to feature David Edwards Clothier, created by a dear friend and colleague. His clothing is very unique and perfect for those individuals who don’t want to look like everyone else. Click here to learn more about David Edward Clothier.

Keep it sassy, Indy,

Beth Divine,


Indiana Wardrobe Stylist